Registered Nurse - Medical / Surgical ICU (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 2Y9)

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Req ID: 80668
Location: Central Zone, Centennial Building - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002342 CRIT ICU 3A  
Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment     (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status:  Nursing Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 22-Dec-20

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.


This is a reposting. Previous applicants do not need to re-apply to be considered.


The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to provide holistic care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the life span.

The RN is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care. The RN provides clinical leadership, particularly in complex or unpredictable patient/client care settings. The RN has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidence-based nursing practice. The RN is accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the plan of care to achieve patient/client outcomes.

The RN supports the development of students and colleagues by acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship. The RN contributes to the efficient and effective functioning of the unit, coordination of patient care and staffing.

The RN accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of Nova Scotia Health Authority. The RN is responsible and accountable for his/her nursing practice and conduct as defined by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing and for ensuring that his/her registration is current and valid.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and eligible for registration in the province of Nova Scotia
Completion of an approved Critical Care Course/Critical Care Certificate/CCNP
Medical Surgical experience and previous Intensive Care experience required
Three to five years of nursing experience
BLS (HCP) certification
Current advance cardiac life support certification
Liver transplant experience an asset
Cardiac monitor interpretation and assessment
Strong communication, interpersonal and assessment skills coupled with sharp problem solving and decision-making skills
Willing to carry an arrest pager
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

PLEASE NOTE: 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 biweekly
Beginning as soon as possible, with an expected end date of September 5, 2021
Dates are approximate and are subject to change 

Salary Information

$35.0366 - $41.4138 hourly
($42.8633 hourly 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.

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 - NSGEU 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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