Central Zone, Dartmouth General Hospital
OPCZ Overflow DGH
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.
Within their scope of practice and in collaboration with patients and the health care team, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides care for patients with defined health challenges and predictable outcomes. As the acuity or complexity increases and/or outcomes are not predictable, the LPN, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse provides nursing interventions, within their scope of practice as described in the LPN Act and Regulations and LPN Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
The RN is accountable for creating the plan of care, that assignment of patients and delegating selected nursing functions to the LPN. The LPN is accountable for individual actions or practices within his/her scope of practice, including the acceptance of delegated functions and for decisions and actions taken in the provision of nursing care.
The primary focus for LPN's in the Admission Lounge will be to care for admitted patients within the DGH facility. When overflow space is not needed due to hospital volumes, the over flow staff will be reallocated to help care for patients on inpatient units
- Graduate of a recognized Licensed Practical Nursing program and a current license with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing
- Certification in medication administration is required
- Recent experience administering medication is required
- Two years’ of acute care experience is preferred
- BLS-C (HCP) certification
- Extensive communication skills required
- Possess strong interpersonal and decision making skills
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
- Competencies is other languages, 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, Part-time (80%) position; 60 hours bi-weekly
Beginning May 23, 2021 with a duration of May 23, 2022
Dates are approximate and subject to change
Shifts include days, evenings, nights, weekends & holidays
$28.3268 - $30.4229 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 - 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.