Registered Nurse - Specialty, Medical and Long Term Care Positions Available in Nova Scotia

​Req ID: 133332
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Various Sites and Community-Based Locations Throughout Nova Scotia
Department: Various Services and Programs Throughout Nova Scotia Health
Type of Employment: Permanent, Assignments (temporary), Casual Relief (No guarantee of hours), and Locum Opportunities Available
Union Status: Based on Bargaining Unit and Constituent Union


About Nova Scotia Health

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada.  We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. 

Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province.  We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails.  The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle.  Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Are you interested in a Nursing career with Nova Scotia Health? We would love to hear from you! We are currently accepting Registered Nurse applications through this advertisement, and a recruiter will be in touch shortly after you apply to discuss your background and preferences and connect you to opportunities within our organization.

Registered Nurses are a vital resource in our healthcare system. We are seeking RN’s from all backgrounds and skill levels to join our growing organization. You will work with a team of medical professionals under a collaborative care model, who strive to improve patient care throughout Nova Scotia.

We have immediate opportunities in many areas throughout Nova Scotia, including:

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Cardiology
  • Operating Rooms
  • Community based centres
  • Long Term Care
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • COVID Response


For a complete listing of available opportunities, please visit

The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide holistic care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the life span. They are responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care and provides clinical leadership particularly in complex or unpredictable patient/client care settings.

The RN adheres to the NSCN Standards for Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics and is responsible and accountable at all times for their own practice consistent with relevant legislation, professional, and ethical standards.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation and incentives
  • Enrollment in the Provincial Pension Plan
  • Variety of available shifts
  • Continuous Clinical Education & Support
  • Opportunity for advancement within the organization

About You

We want to hear from you if you have the following:

Please ensure your resume includes all relevant education, experience, training and certifications.

Hours and Locations

Various permanent, assignments (temporary), casual relief (no guarantee of hours), and locum opportunities available in various locations throughout Nova Scotia.  Shifts may include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. 

You will be asked to specify your work hours and location preferences in the screening questions that follow once you click 'Apply now >>'.

Salary and Incentives

NSNU Registered Nurse:
$37.36 - $44.02 hourly
$45.56 hourly with 25 years' experience

NSGEU Registered Nurse:
$37.18 - $43.95 hourly
$45.48 hourly with 25 years' experience

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Successful candidates may also be eligible for a signing bonus and relocation assistance for a return of service commitment.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in NSH.  A Recruiter will reach out to you to explore whether your qualifications and skills match an opportunity. 

As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 
Nova Scotia Health 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 Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+.  Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information on our opportunities, programs and communities, please contact us!

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