Registered Nurse - Gastroenterology/General Surgery

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 2Y9

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 122415
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central
 Zone, Centennial Building - QEII  
Department: PERI Gastroenterology/Gen Surg

Type of Employment: Casual  Hourly FT long-assignment  (100%  FTE) x 2  position(s)
Status: NSGEU Nursing
Posting Closing Date: 18-Jan-22

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 an 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.


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. The RN is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care. The RN provides clinical leadership particularly in complex or unpredictable patient/client care settings. The RN has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidenced based nursing practice. The RN is accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the plan of care to achieve patient/client outcomes. As a member of a collaborative care team works with other disciplines to co-ordinate care to achieve patient/family outcomes. The RN supports the development of students and colleagues through acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship. The RN contributes to the efficient and effective functioning of the unit, coordination of patient care and staffing. The RN accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of Nova Scotia Health.


The RN is responsible and accountable for their nursing practice and conduct as defined by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing and for ensuring that their registration is current and valid.


​​​​​​• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and eligible for registration in Nova Scotia
• BLS-C (HCP) certification
• General surgery/acute surgical experience preferred
• Previous experience with ostomy care, PCAs, epidurals, and central lines preferred
• Demonstrated assessment skills
• Effective communication skills
• Ability to lift 50 pounds is expected
• 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 x 2 positions; 75 hours bi-weekly

Beginning January 19, 2022 with a duration of January 20, 2023

Dates are approximate and subject to change

Shifts may include days, nights, weekends and holidays

Salary Information

$35.04 - $41.41 hourly

$42.86 with 25 years' RN experience

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives  

​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.

​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 People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and 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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