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Licensed Practical Nurse – Medical Unit

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Amherst, NS posted July 20, 2020.

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Req ID: 80721
Location: Northern Zone, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 3003459 OPNZ Medical Nursing Unit CRHCC
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT  (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing 
Bargaining Unit – NSNU 
Posting Closing Date: 30-Jul-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.


The Licensed Practical Nurse is a member of the health provider team and in keeping with the patient’s plan of care, provides direct nursing care to clients whose health care requirements and expected outcomes of care are predictable.  For patients and families whose health status is unpredictable, the LPN provides direct nursing care in collaboration with, and as delegated and (when required) supervised by, the Registered Nurse.  The RN is accountable for creating the plan of care and delegating selected nursing care functions to the LPN.  The LPN is accountable for acceptance of delegated functions and for decisions and actions taken in the provision of nursing care.  This position consists of a twelve hour shift rotation.


  • Current registration or eligibility with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing is required
  • Minimum of 1-2 years recent acute medical nursing experience an asset
  • Successful completion in Pharmacology course is required
  • Successful completion in physical assessment course offered through Nova Scotia Community College is required
  • Gerontology course is an asset
  • Successful completion of IV Therapy Module within 4 months of commencing the position
  • Current BCLS certification is required
  • Strong affiliation with the elderly is required
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing work environments required
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others required
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks required
  • Previous work attendance will be considered
  • An equivalent combination of education and training may be considered for this position
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Hours of Work

Permanent Part-time (50%) Position; 37.5 hours biweekly


Salary Information

Licensed Practical Nurse

$25.1659 – $27.0280 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.

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