Licensed Practical Nurse - GARU/Stroke/Med-Surg - St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Antigonish, 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

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practices within the LPN Act and Regulations, LPN Code of Ethics, and the LPN Standards of Practice.

The LPN functions within the Collaborative Care Delivery Model and is accountable for the provision of holistic and comprehensive care to meet the needs of individuals, families, and groups.

The LPN applies practical nursing theory in the assessment of patients and collaborates in the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation and revision of the nursing care plan for the patient.


  • Licensed in the Province of Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing
  • Successfully completed Pharmacology Course
  • Current CPR or willingness to obtain
  • Commitment to the philosophy of family centered care
  • Commitment to care planning / discharge planning
  • Adaptable to change and is flexible to accommodate the expectations of the position
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with a variety of computer software and programs
  • Ability to work in a self-directed environment and also effectively within an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to self-learning and continuous professional development
  • Commitment to maintain and protect patient, client, and personal safety on an ongoing basis
  • Commitment to confidentiality and privacy of NSHA patients and clients
  • Annually access the training and education on patient, client and personal safety made available by NSHA
  • The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission and values of Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission and values of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
  • 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

    Long assignment, full-time (100%) position; 75 hours biweekly

    Beginning September 27, 2020, with an expected end date of Sept 27 2021 (approximately 12 months)

    Dates are approximate and are subject to change

    Salary Information

    $25.1659 - $27.0280 hourly

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