Registered Nurse - Medical & Emergency - St. Mary's Hospital - Signing Bonus & Relocation Available

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0J 3C0

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 121152
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern
St. Mary's Hospital Sherbrook
Department: General Medical & Emergency Department

Type of Employment: Casual, Various Assignments (Temporary), and Permanent Opportunities Available
Union Status: Based on Bargaining Unit & Constituent Union


About the Opportunity

Reporting to the site leadership, the Registered Nurse as part of an interdisciplinary team, is responsible for providing care to a diverse patient population in a rural hospital setting . He/she will have patient experiences across the spectrum of all acute and emergency care. The successful applicant must contribute to creating a safe and healthy environment for patients, staff and others.


The Registered Nurse practices within the Nova Scotia College of Nurses, NSCN Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics and will demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice, demonstrate ongoing commitment to maintaining appropriate clinical competencies required through educational sessions with clinical nurse educator, self- directed study, simulation, etc.

About You


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

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Registered or eligible for licensure with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses (NSCN)
  • Required or must obtain within 1- 2  years of hire (depending on course availability and  operational requirements) :
  • CTAS (Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale)
  • EPICC – Foundations (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada)
  • BLS-C (Basic Life Support – C)
  • ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support); EPICC – Pediatrics (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada) or ENPC (Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course)
  • Trauma course – EPICC - Trauma (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada); Rural Trauma Program  or TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course)
  • Previous acute care experience an asset
  • Emergency Nursing Program or Critical Care Nursing Program an sset
  • ENC© Certification an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families, other health care provide and staff while demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
  • Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in crisis situations and be accountable for decisions
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Basic computer skills
  • Physical and mental capabilities to perform duties of the position
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred 

Where there are no applicants who meet the above qualification, consideration may be given to applicants who agree to complete further training within two years’ of hire date 

Opportunities & Hours

Full-Time,  Permanent - 1 position

Casual Relief (no guarantee of hours)

Salary Information

Registered Nurse:
$35.2108 - $41.4848 hourly
$42.9366 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 signing bonus and relocation assistance for a return of service commitment - Approximately one (1) year return of service for every $5,000 provided to a maximum of three (3) years.


Once You've Applied


A Recruiter will reach out to you if 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. 


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