Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Unit

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 2P5

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

​Req ID: 116794
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western  Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital  
Department: OPWZ 3 Cardiovascular Unit
Type of Employment: Permanent  Hourly FT  (100%  FTE) x 3  position(s)
Status: NSNU Nursing  position
Posting Closing Date: 24-Feb-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.


Successful candidates may be eligible for comprehensive recruitment incentives. This includes signing bonus, relocation assistance, bursaries and scholarships for continuing education, and more.

Our benefits package includes health, dental, travel, long term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.


The Registered Nurse (RN) functions as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team within the Collaborative Practice Model, and assumes responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, directing, supervising and evaluating direct and indirect patient care and evaluation of patient outcomes. As the coordinator of care within the bedside delivery team, the RN develops the plan of care based on the assessment, with consideration to strengths, risk factors, options, consequences of actions, health promotion, learning, comfort, safety, privacy, dignity and integrity, and ensures the patient care experience is coordinated and integrated within an interdisciplinary care model, both within acute care and across the continuum of care.

The RN assigns care responsibilities and provides guidance to Licensed Practical Nurses according to their scope of practice, and assigns responsibilities to unregulated healthcare team members according to their scope of employment. Through the application of clinical knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgment, the RN provides safe, competent, compassionate, ethical care and maintains professional autonomy as supported by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Practice.

The RN exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the Mission, Vision, Strategic Direction, Access & Flow procedures and Clinical Discharge Management practices and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization.


  • Graduate from an approved School of Nursing
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Minimum of one (1) year recent nursing experience relevant to the specified unit preferred
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support an asset
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, organizational, prioritizing, critical thinking, strategic thinking and sound decision-making skills in the provision of accountable, safe, ethical, patient care within a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team and in the delegation of responsibilities to appropriate healthcare team members
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, oral and written) with the ability to effectively and sensitively communicate with all levels of staff, multi-disciplinary team members, patients and families
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Suite, E-mail, Internet, Meditech
  • Capable to travel within the Geographical Area
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Access to reliable transportation and/or personal solution to travel within the area
  • 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. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

  • Three (3) permanent, full-time positions; 75 hours biweekly
  • Shifts may include evenings, weekends and holidays

Salary Information

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