Registered Nurse - ICU

Date: Jan 19, 2022

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 2P5

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 122894
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western
 Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital  
Department: OPWZ CRIT Intensive Care SW

Type of Employment: Temporary  Hourly PT long-assignment  (50%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: NSNU Nursing
Posting Closing Date: 30-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.


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


Reporting to the Manager, 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 Nurse will demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice, maintain appropriate clinical competencies, participate on committees and interdisciplinary teams and contribute to a healthy workplace while practicing within the RN scope of practice. When necessary, expected to be available for all shifts, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

The duties of the Registered Nurse will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide the Nova Scotia Health Authority.


  • Graduate from an approved School of Nursing
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Critical Care Nursing Program (CCNP) required. Where there are no qualified applicants, consideration may be given to Registered Nurses who express an interest and agree to complete a Critical Care Nursing Program within two (2) years of the date of hire
  • Current BLS certification required
  • Current ACLS required
  • Minimum two (2) years recent and relevant Med/Surg nursing experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families, other health care providers and staff, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise patient/resident care
  • Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in crisis situations and be accountable for decisions
  • Basic computer skills; Meditech an asset
  • Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as fine motor dexterity and adjust to varying workloads
  • Must be able to perform duties that involve lifting, bending and stretching
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and time management skills
  • Capable of maintaining regular attendance
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

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

Hours of Work

  • Long assignment, part-time (50%) position; 37.5 hours biweekly
  • Beginning January 8, 2022 for approximately 12 months
  • Dates are approximate and are subject to change

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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