Nurse Practitioner - Primary Health Care - Locum Program

Req ID: 145785
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Annapolis Valley - Kentville, New Minas & Middleton Health Services Centres
Department: Primary Health
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT short-assignment (100% FTE) x 3 position(s)
Status: Nursing Position

Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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.


About our Nurse Practitioners

Come for a short time or stay for a while! We are recruiting Nurse Practitioners to be a part of our growing collaborative practice team, serving Annapolis and Kings county communities. 

About the Opportunity

The Locum Program is focused on specific assignment opportunities for short term periods to address high staffing needs at Kentville, New Minas and Middleton Health Services Centres.

Reporting to the Health Services Manager of Primary Health Care, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides comprehensive and coordinated care to patients as a member of an interprofessional/collaborative primary care team. The NP partners with and complements other members of the health care team for the achievement of person and family centred care, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and evaluation of patient health and treatment outcomes, screening and health promotion, early detection of illness and disease, chronic disease management, continuity and coordination of care and enhanced access to programs, services and community resources.
The primary care team works together to develop and deliver services to the entire population in the community cluster, including outreach to remote areas and services to meet the needs of priority populations. This position requires work at multiple sites and travel between various community locations throughout the area.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or would like to find out more, please contact Jennifer Kelday, Health Services Manager at or to connect with a member of our Recruitment Team. 

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

•Masters of Nursing – Advanced Nursing Practice stream or equivalent nurse practitioner program
•Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner – Family/ All Ages, and in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) or eligible
•Recent experience working in a Nurse Practitioner role with family of all ages preferred
•Valid Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle
•Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred, and ability to work with language agency to deliver care to patients in other languages is considered an asset
Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


Short assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Assignment duration from one (1) month to six (6) months

Shifts may include evenings, weekends, and holidays

Compensation and Incentives

$49.14 - $57.46 hourly
$59.47 with 25 years' of NP experience


Incentives are available to successful applicants residing outside the Western Zone of Nova Scotia Health and willing to relocate. Candidates who are currently employed within the Western zone must have capacity to accept temporary assignments that do not result in operational disruptions or result in the payment of overtime for regular shift assignments. 


Successful candidates of the locum project will be eligible to receive a Completion Bonus of $1000 after completion of 162.5 hours worked. There is a one (1) month minimum with commitment determined upon hire. Successful candidates will also be eligible to receive reimbursement for mileage or airfare as appropriate, as well as for reasonable accommodation.


Please Note: This incentive does not apply to internal employees who are already located at the site where the vacancy exists. 

Once You've Applied

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


​This is a Nursing bargaining unit 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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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