Registered Nurse - Medical A Unit

Date: Jan 20, 2022

Location: Kentville, NS, CA, B4N 5E3

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

​Req ID: 122424
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western  Zone, Valley Regional Hospital  
Department: OPWZ Medical A Cardiac Unit
Type of Employment: Permanent  Hourly FT  (100%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: NSNU Nursing  position
Posting Closing Date: 27-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 www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

Reeposting

This is a reposting. Previous applicants do not need to re-apply to be considered.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Medical A Unit, the Registered Nurse works to full scope of practice as an independent practitioner within an inter-professional and collaborative team, providing holistic (addressing bio, psycho, social, cultural and spiritual needs), and comprehensive care for individuals, families, groups, populations and communities across the continuum of care. The RN provides leadership and applies advanced nursing knowledge within specific practice settings, and in-depth nursing knowledge, skills and judgment in providing care to all individuals (includes families, groups, populations and communities).

The RN ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.

Qualifications

  • RN Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing required
  • Current, or eligible for, registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Current BLS certification required
  • Unit-specific equipment & technology
  • General computer proficiency is required
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client/partner relationships
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Commitment to promoting a culture which supports safety, ethical practice and organizational health
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

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

Hours of Work

  • Permanent, full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
  • Shifts include 12 hour shifts, rotation of days and nights

Salary Information

$35.2108 - $41.4848 hourly
$42.9366 hourly with 25 years of RN experience


Successful candidates may be eligible for a signing bonus and/or relocation assistance based on qualifying criteria, conditional upon the signing of a Return of Service Agreement.
Our benefits package includes health, dental, travel, long term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

 

 

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 - NSNU  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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