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Registered Nurse – Nursing Unit

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Neils Harbour, NS posted June 18, 2020.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 45429
Location: Eastern Zone, Buchanan Memorial Community Health Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000528 OPEZ Nursing Unit BMH
Type of Employment:  Hourly FT short-assignment  (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing 
Bargaining Unit – NSNU 
Posting Closing Date: 17-Mar-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 R.N. practices within the Nova Scotia College of Nurses, NSCN Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics, is responsible and accountable for the nursing care of an assigned group of patients and their families; provides guidance and leadership to peers and other staff; works in a collaborative relationship with colleagues, unit staff, students and members of related health disciplines.


Registered with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses (NSCN)
• Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Evidence of ongoing relevant education
• Demonstrated good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good relationships with patients/residents, families and co-workers
• Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position
• Attendance records may be reviewed
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Hours of Work

Short Assignment Full Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

With an approximate start date of December 16, 2019 and an expected end date of July 01, 2020 (approx. 6 months)

These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change

Salary Information

Registered Nurse:
$35.0356 – $41.2784 hourly
$42.7230 hourly 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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