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Registered Nurse, NICU

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Halifax, NS posted June 12, 2020.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Department/Program: NICU, Women & Newborn Health Program 
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 09/08/2021 x 6 position(s)
Req ID: 76642 
Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $35.0356 $42.723/hour
Posting Date: June 12, 2020
Closing Date: June 22, 2020
Start Date: 09/08/2020

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, Neonatal Care Team, 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 Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of the IWK.

Hours of Work

11.25 hours per shift; two days, two nights, 5 off

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required (candidates with commensurate experience and education will be considered).
  • Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) required
  • Current successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support Level (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate, required.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care nursing experience preferred.
  • NRP and IBCLC Certification an asset.
  • Competency in other languages considered 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.