Northern Zone, Aberdeen Hospital
OPNZ PERI Surgical Inpatients
Type of Employment:
Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 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 Registered Nurse (RN) is a one of the collaborators in the Collaborative Care Model, providing holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of individuals, families and/or communities. The Registered Nurse provides leadership in nursing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health, preventing illness, injury and disability or supporting a peaceful death. The RN develops professional relationships for the purpose of providing care in collaboration with the patient and family, other nurses and health team members throughout all stages of health and complexities of illness. The RN independently provides safe, competent, compassionate, ethical nursing care to stable, predictable and unpredictable populations, and ensures the goals and needs of the patients and families are prioritized and individualized. Using nursing knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgement, the RN engages in independent, interdependent and dependent functions to provide healthcare focusing on comprehensive assessment, patient/family education, and coordination of care. These functions may be self-determined, or assigned by physician, nurse practitioner.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Bachelor degree in Nursing preferred
- Currently registered, and in good standing with Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) or eligible for registration
- Previous nursing experience in orthopedics and general surgery an asset
- Recent experience (within last 5 years) in advanced procedures an asset
- New grads encouraged to apply
- Current BCLS certification required
- Previous work attendance will be considered
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, 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 bi-weekly
Assignments beginning June 2021, with anticipated end date of March 2022 (approximately 9 months)
Dates are subject to change
$35.2108 - $41.4848 hourly
$42.9366 with 25 years' 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 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 - NSNU 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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