Permanent Resource Nurse (LPN)
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Yarmouth, NS
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.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Nurse Manager or designate of the assigned unit for provision of direct and indirect patient care in collaboration with other health care providers, patients/residents and families, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice, maintain appropriate clinical competencies, and contributes to a healthy workplace while practicing within the LPN scope of practice in order to provide care to the patient. When necessary, expected to be available for all shifts, including days, evening, weekends and holidays.

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

Qualifications
Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing and able to function at full LPN scope of practice
Current CPR certification
Physical assessment skills
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, supervise patient/resident care and be accountable for decisions
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
Ability to promote and maintain good interpersonal relationships and teaching skills when dealing with patients, visitors and other health care providers
Basic computer skills
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
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

Hours of Work
Three (3) permanent, full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

Salary Information
$24.6707 - $26.4961 hourly

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 documentation 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 the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Nursing bargaining unit - CUPE 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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