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Licensed Practical Nurse – Transitional Care Unit

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in New Glasgow, NS posted June 29, 2020.

Req ID: 78102
Location: Northern Zone, Aberdeen Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3004174 OPNZ Transitional Care Unit
Type of Employment:  Hourly FT short-assignment  (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing
 Bargaining Unit – NSNU 
Posting Closing Date: 4-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 one of the collaborators in the Collaborative Care Model, participating in the provision of holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of individuals, families and groups. As a member of the team, the Licensed Practical Nurse applies practical nursing theory in the assessment of patients, collaboration in the development of the nursing care plan, implementation of the care plan and ongoing evaluation of the patient. The LPN provides nursing services independently for patients considered stable with predictable outcomes and under direction or guidance of a registered nurse, medical practitioner, or other health care professional authorized to provide such consultation, guidance or direction for patients considered unstable with unpredictable outcomes.


• Graduate of an approved School of Nursing and current Registration (or eligibility) and Licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia is required.
• Previous experience (one year preferred) in medicine and/or surgical nursing experience required.
• Successful completion of pharmacology and physical assessment certification required.
• Current BCLS certification required upon employment.
• Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, and Internet) knowledge required.
• Demonstrated competence in clinical care and interpersonal effectiveness required.
• Experience with Order Entry EMR preferred.
• Previous Work Attendance may be considered.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position.
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
• Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information. 

Hours of Work

Short Assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Beginning July 6, 2020 with a duration of January 6, 2021

Dates are approximate and subject to change

Salary Information

$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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