Registered Nurse - Neonatal Unit
IWK Health Centre
Sydney, NS, CA, B1P 1P3, Canada
4d ago

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 RN practices within the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics.

The RN 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, and works in a collaborative relationship with colleagues, unit staff, students and members of related health disciplines.


  • Registered with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) certification
  • Breast Feeding Program or willingness to complete within six (6) months
  • One (1) year neonatal experience within the past three (3) years If there are no candidates who meet the above experience qualification, two (2) years critical care nursing experience in the past three (3) years will be considered
  • Willingness to take the Neonatal Orientation and Education Program (NOEP) (based on the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Orientation Education program (AWHONN))
  • 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
  • Good attendance and work record; attendance records may be reviewed
  • Competencies in other languages considered an asset, French preferred
  • PLEASE NOTE : Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

    Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

    Hours of Work

    Permanent, full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

    Commencing as soon as possible

    Registered Nurse :

    $35.2108 - $41.4848 hourly

    $42.9366 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.

    This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSNU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

    Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and / or usage, prior to accepting the position.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

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