Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit (Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B4N 5E3)

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Req ID: 93664
Location: Western Zone, Valley Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000417 CRIT Intensive Care VRH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT     (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit - NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 12-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.


Reporting to the Manager, ICU and Respiratory, the Registered Nurse works to full scope of practice as an independent practitioner within an inter-professional and collaborative team, providing holistic (addressing bio, psycho, social, cultural and spiritual needs), and comprehensive care for individuals, families, groups, populations and communities across the continuum of care. The RN provides leadership and applies advanced nursing knowledge within specific practice settings, and in-depth nursing knowledge, skills and judgment in providing care to all individuals (includes families, groups, populations and communities).

The RN ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and be eligible for registration in Nova Scotia
Current BLS certification
Current ACLS certification or commitment to obtain within orientation period
Two (2) years' recent related experience preferred
Post basic course in Critical Care Nursing an asset
CNA Certification in Critical Care Nursing an asset
Unit-specific equipment & technology
General computer proficiency
Demonstrated accountability
Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client/partner relationships
Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
Travel may be required
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

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 are missing information.

Hours of Work

Two (2) permanent, full-time positions; 75 hours biweekly
Availability to work all shifts – 24/7 environment

Salary Information

$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.

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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