Registered Nurse - Medical A Unit

Kentville, Nova Scotia, ca
Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Category: Healthcare
Published on 2021-04-27 18:21:06

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, 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.


  • 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

    Long assignment, full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
    Beginning May 23, 2021, with an expected end date of May 28, 2022
    Dates are approximate and are subject to change

    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

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