Registered Nurse - Geriatric Psychiatry Acute Inpatient Unit (GPAIU)- Mental Health & Addictions

Date: Jan 24, 2022

Location: Dartmouth, NS, CA, B2Y 3S3

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 116869
Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: GPAIU

Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment   (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status:  Nursing NSGEU 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Jan-22

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide care to our acute Geriatric Psychiatry patients and families on the GPAIU. The RN works directly with patients, supervises support-staff and coordinates patient care in collaboration with inter-professional clinical team. The RN is responsible for attending unit specific education sessions and will receive on the job feedback to develop skills in positive behavior support and to implement intervention plans.


•Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
•Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses
•A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is preferred
•BLS-C (HCP) certification
•Critical thinker with an ability to work with clients to resolve or stabilize crisis and other difficulties
•Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
•A capacity for coping with challenging clinical situations
•Flexibility, adaptability, good critical judgment
•Ability to effectively contribute as a member of the team
•Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
•Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work

Long Assignment, Full Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Beginning as soon as possible and an anticipated end date of February 2023

Dates are approximate and are subject to change

Salary Information

$35.0366 - $41.4138 Hourly
($42.8633 with 25 years' of RN experience)

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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