Registered Nurse - Emergency Department
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, CA
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. Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Services, the Registered Nurse works as part of an interdisciplinary team and is responsible for providing care to a diverse patient population.

He / she will have patient experiences across the spectrum of presentations. The successful applicant must contribute to creating a safe and healthy environment for patients, staff and others.

The Registered Nurse 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 will demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice and demonstrate ongoing commitment to maintaining appropriate clinical competencies required through educational sessions with clinical nurse educator, self- directed study, simulation, etc.


  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • Registered or eligible for licensure with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Previous experience in an Emergency Department In the absence of candidates who meet the above qualifications, consideration may be given to candidates who do not have Emergency Department experience
  • BLS-C (Basic Life Support C)
  • Required or must obtain within 1- 2 years of hire (depending on course availability and operational requirements) : CTAS (Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale) EPICC Foundations (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care Canada) ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support);
  • EPICC Pediatrics (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care Canada) or ENPC (Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course) Trauma course EPICC - Trauma (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care Canada) or TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) Emergency Nursing Program or Critical Care Nursing Program Where there are no applicants who meet the above qualifications, consideration may be given to applicants who agree to complete further training within two years’ of hire date

  • Two years acute care experience an asset
  • ENC Certification an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients / residents, families, other health care provide and staff while demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
  • Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in emergency situations and be accountable for decisions
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Basic computer skills
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • PLEASE NOTE : Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their application.

    Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

    Hours of Work

  • Long Assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Beginning September 5th, 2020 until August 5th, 2021
  • These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change
  • Salary Information

    $35.0356 - $41.2784 hourly

    $42.7230 with 25 years' nursing experience

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