Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
MHA NZ Residential Care (Wood St) CRH
Type of Employment:
Casual Relief (10% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Posting Closing Date:
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 Nurse is responsible for the provision of health services including health assessment, education and intervention to the children and youth residing in the Secure Care and Residential Programs at the Wood Street Centre. The Wood Street Center provides a complex blend of interventions and secure programming for youth with significant emotional and behavioral problems. The Nurse works closely with the General Practitioner and Child Psychiatrist and participates as member of the interdisciplinary team at the Wood Street Centre in the provision, planning development, education and evaluation of service and programs. The Nurse functions in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Wood Street Centre and Nova Scotia Health and within recognized professional and ethical standards of the provincial regulatory body. This position is part of a shared service agreement with the Department of Community Services, Department of Health and Nova Scotia Health.
- Bachelor of Nursing Degree or an equivalent combination of experience and training required
- Current registration (or eligibility) with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses
- Experience with child and youth with behavioural or psychiatric issues including suicide and self-harm risk assessment preferred
- Experience and/or knowledge of Addiction and Youth preferred
- Knowledge and skills in the areas of: Health Promotion, disease and injury prevention, Physical Health Assessment
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work cooperatively on a multidisciplinary team
- Demonstrated high degree of interpersonal effectiveness, empathy and commitment to teamwork
- Ability to use a problem solving approach in stressful situations
- Enthusiasm and creativity
- Previous work attendance may be considered
- Competencies in other languages preferred; French an asset
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search & Child Abuse Registry) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
Hours of Work
$35.2108 - $41.4848 Hourly
$42.9366 with 25 years of 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.
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.
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.