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Bridgewater Nova Permanent Posted: Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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Req ID: 26501
Location: Western Zone, South Shore Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000061 EMG Emergency SSRH
Type of Employment: Casual Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing NSNU Nursing
Posting Closing Date: 31-Mar-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Department/Intensive Care Unit or designate, 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 College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia 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 of an approved School of Nursing
* Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS)
* Recent relevant experience within the last 5 years preferred
* Current CPR certification required
* Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or commitment to obtain within one year
* 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
* Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as lifting and mobilizing patients; varying workloads and shift work; exposure to drugs and radiation, soiled and contaminated equipment, supplies and instruments and medical conditions of patients; exposure in specified units to pets such as resident cats and pet therapy dogs; dealing with stressful situations relating to agitated, confused, aggressive or hostile behaviour of patients
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
* Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

.* Where there are no successful candidates who meet all of the posted qualifications, consideration may be given to Registered Nurses with one year of experience in a critical care or emergency nursing setting and/or a post graduate critical care or emergency nursing program (or equivalent combination of education/experience) who agree to completing further training within two years of their date of hire.

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

Hours of Work

  • Casual relief
  • Position to commence ASAP
  • Shift Work, including evening, weekend and holidays

Salary Information

$34.3461 - $40.4660 hourly
$41.8822 hourly with 25 years nursing experience

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentations such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Nursing NSNU Nursing bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent 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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