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Registered Nurse

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Halifax, NS posted June 30, 2020.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Department/Program: 6Link, Children’s Health Program 
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 
  x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 78641 
Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $35.0356 $42.723/hour
Posting Date: June 30, 2020
Closing Date: July 06, 2020
Start Date:

The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.  We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of the Hematology/Oncology/Nephrology service, the Registered Nurse (RN) is a member of an interdisciplinary care team, providing holistic, comprehensive evidenced based care to meet the needs of individuals, families and/or communities. The RN provides leadership in nursing assessment, and the planning, implementation and evaluation of patient/family care for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health, preventing illness, injury, and disability or supporting a peaceful death. The RN provides care in collaboration with the patient and family, other nurses and health team members throughout all stages of health and complexities of illness.
The RN builds professional relationships with other nurses and health team members to support the work of a strong interprofessional team and provision of quality patient/family care. The RN ensures the goals and needs of the patients and families are prioritized and individualized, using nursing knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgment.

 

The RN engages in independent, interdependent and dependent functions to provide healthcare focusing on comprehensive assessment, patient/family education, and coordination of care. The RN helps to build our reputation for excellence in the Maritime community and beyond. He/she contributes to a sustainable health care system through formal and informal partnerships. The RN pursues excellence in care, teaching and research through a spirit of inquiry, discovery and innovation, leveraging our reputation and influence to advocate for health. The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of  Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of the IWK.

Hours of Work

Monday – Friday and Weekends; 11.25 hour shifts; 0700-1900 & 1900-0700

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required (candidates with commensurate experience and education will be considered
  • Registered, or eligible to be registered, with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) required
  • Pediatric experience required.
  • Experience in Hematology/Oncology or Nephrology preferred.
  • Hematology/Oncology or Nephrology certification or enrollment in certification process preferred.
  • PD dialysis and/or APON Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider Status preferred.
  • Current successful completion of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills, including clinical judgment, problem solving skills and strong decision making ability.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

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Please Note: If you are an employee of the IWK Health Centre, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant. Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.