Registered Nurse - ECFH, Rehab Unit - Mental Health & Addictions
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Dartmouth, NS
Req ID: 28247
Location: Central Zone, East Coast Forensic Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002120 MHA CZ ECFH Rehab Unit
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-term (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing NSGEU Nursing
Posting Closing Date: 16-Jan-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.


The Staff Nurse will work under the direction of the Health Services Manager or delegate and be responsible for providing a standard of nursing care that meets professional practice standards for mental health nursing. The ECFPH utilizes the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Recovery Model. The Staff Nurse will collaborate with other disciplines while providing comprehensive nursing care that includes assessment, nursing diagnosis, care planning, evaluation and health teaching. All care is based on Quality Principles.


Graduate of an approved school of nursing
Current registration with CRNNS
Willingness to work with patients in a variety of clinical settings
Commitment to quality care
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Sound clinical judgement
Flexibility and adaptability
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful candidates will be required to complete a two-week mandatory orientation session
The successful candidate must pass the appropriate background checks

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 missing information.

Hours of Work

  • Long assignment full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
  • Beginning as soon as possible with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2019
  • Rotational shifts, including weekends and holidays
Salary Information

Registered Nurse:
$34.1762 - $40.3968 hourly
($41.8107 hourly with 25 years RN 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 NSGEU 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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