Nova Scotia Health Authority

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Nova Scotia Health Authority
May 15, 2019
Full time
Req ID: 26335 Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII Company: NSHA Department: Heart Health Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT  (100% FTE) Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled 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. Who We Are Nova Scotia is known as Canada's Ocean Playground, being almost completely surrounded by 7,500 kilometers of coastline. Our playground ranges from mountains to valleys, forests to beaches, and includes two National Parks and many Provincial Parks. Nova Scotia also celebrates diversity and multiculturalism, with more than 100 languages spoken and over 200 cultures proudly represented from all over the world. Nova Scotia's largest healthcare facility, the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, is home to the Maritime Heart Centre which provides tertiary cardiac care for all Nova Scotians. As the only Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Lab and Open Heart Surgery program in Nova Scotia, we provide advanced cardiac care with the use of leading technologies for Nova Scotians as well as Heart Transplantation for Atlantic Canadians. As an academic teaching centre, we are affiliated with Dalhousie University and provide a learning environment for many healthcare professionals as well as opportunities for research and advances in care.  The purpose of this posting is to collect applications for immediate needs within Nova Scotia Health Authority in our Heart Health ICUs in Halifax. Below is a brief description of the units; you will be asked to specify your preferences once you submit your application.   5.1 Cardiovascular Surgery ICU CVICU is a 13 bed Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit. Our primary focus is recovering patients after post-operative open heart surgery, including CABG, Valve Replacement/Repair, Adult Congenital surgeries, Thoracic Aneurysm repair, Medical and/or surgical repair of aortic dissections, Heart Transplant and major vascular chest trauma. We also care for patients requiring temporary and durable VAD placement, ECMO therapy, and offer technology such as CRRT and IABP therapy as required. 6.4 Coronary Care Unit (CCU) Provides care to the following patients: Acute Coronary Syndrome ST Elevation MI’s; Cardiogenic Shock; Post Cardiac Arrest requiring Induced Hypothermia; Life threatening Cardiac Arrhythmias; and Acute Congestive Heart Failure; Cardiomyopathies, and Endocarditis with hemodynamic instability or respiratory failure; Transvenous Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR); Pre and Post Heart Transplant Patients; Hypertensive Crisis and patients from Atlantic Canada requiring tertiary cardiac care. Responsibilities Our Nurses work in collaborative environments with strong interdisciplinary teams, focused on a patient centered care model in a richly diverse work space. Under the direction and general supervision of the Nurse Manger, the Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide holistic care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the life span. The RN is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care in the ICU. The RN provides clinical leadership particularly in complex or unpredictable patient/client care settings. The RN has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidenced based nursing practice to the critically ill patient. The RN is accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the plan of care to achieve patient/client outcomes. The RN supports the development of students and colleagues through acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship. The RN contributes to the efficient and effective functioning of the unit, coordination of patient care and staffing. The RN accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of Nova Scotia Health Authority. The RN is responsible and accountable for his/her nursing practice and conduct as defined by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia and for ensuring that his/her registration is current and valid.  Qualifications * Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current certification of registration in the province of Nova Scotia * Critical Care experience required * Completion of an approved Critical Care Course/Critical Care Certificate/CCNP * BLS-C (HCP) certification * Strong communication, interpersonal and assessment skills coupled with sharp problem solving and decision making skills * Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred Where there are no qualified applicants consideration will be given to the following: * Critical Care experience without completion of a Critical Care Course * Emergency Nursing experience and/or the completion of Emergency Nursing Program Hours of Work We are pooling applicants for current vacancies in our CVICU/CCU areas in Halifax Permanent / Temporary / Full Time / Part Time positions available Salary Information $34.1762 - $40.3968 hourly ($41.8107 hourly with 25 years RN experience) Successful candidates may be eligible for one or more of the following incentives: Up to $5000 in Relocation Assistance from out of province Up to $2500 for zone to zone relocation $5000 Signing Bonus Thank you for your interest in Nova Scotia Health Authority.  Please note this is a pooling posting only, not an actual vacancy. 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. Follow us on Facebook -   https://www.facebook.com/NSHA.Recruitment/
Nova Scotia Health Authority
May 15, 2019
Full time
Job Title:   Immediate Need for Registered Nurses for Critical Care Units Req ID: 32699 Location:  Positions available across the province of Nova Scotia Company: NSHA Department: Critical Care Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT  (100% FTE) Union Status: Nursing   Bargaining Unit  Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled 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. Who We Are Nova Scotia is known as Canada's Ocean Playground, being almost completely surrounded by 7,500 kilometres of coastline. Our playground ranges from mountains to valleys, forests to beaches, and includes two National Parks and many Provincial Parks. Nova Scotia also celebrates diversity and multiculturalism, with more than 100 languages spoken and over 200 cultures proudly represented from all over the world. Nova Scotia has the largest healthcare facility East of Montreal, located in Halifax. We are home to multiple critical care units across 10 regional hospitals. As a provincial program of care, the critical care leadership work together to bring the most up-to-date, evidenced-based practice to all critical care units across Nova Scotia. There are opportunities in both academic and community settings, and in all of our beautiful towns and cities for nurses looking for critical care nursing. The purpose of this posting is to collect applications for immediate needs within Nova Scotia Health Authority in our critical care units across the Province. Below is a list of the Hospital sites and locations; you will be asked to specify your preferences once you submit your application. Dartmouth - Dartmouth General Hospital Halifax - QEII Health Sciences Centre Sydney - Cape Breton Regional Hospital Antigonish - St. Martha's Regional Hospital Kentville - Valley Regional Hospital Yarmouth - Yarmouth Regional Hospital Bridgewater - South Shore Regional Hospital Truro - Colchester East Hants Health Centre New Glasgow - Aberdeen Hospital Amherst - Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Responsibilities Our Nurses work in collaborative environments with strong interprofessional teams, focused on a patient-centred care model in a richly diverse workspace. Under the direction and general supervision of the Health Services Manager, the Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to provide quality, safe, and patient-family centred care. The RN is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care in the critical care unit. The RN provides clinical leadership, particularly in complex or unpredictable patient/client care settings. The RN has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidenced-based nursing practice to the critically ill patient. The RN is accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the plan of care to achieve patient/client outcomes. The RN supports the development of students and colleagues through acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship. The RN contributes to the efficient and effective functioning of the unit, coordination of patient care and staffing. The RN accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of Nova Scotia Health Authority. The RN is responsible and accountable for his/her nursing practice and conduct as defined by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia and for ensuring that his/her registration is current and valid. Qualifications Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Current, or eligible for, registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Critical Care experience or equivalent required Completion of an approved Critical Care Course/Critical Care Certificate preferred BLS-C (HCP) certification required Strong communication, interpersonal and assessment skills coupled with sharp problem solving and decision-making skills Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred Where there are no qualified applicants consideration will be given to the following: Critical Care experience without completion of a Critical Care Course Emergency nursing experience and/or the completion of Emergency Nursing Program Hours of Work We are pooling applicants for current vacancies in our Critical Care Units in Nova Scotia. Permanent / Temporary / Full Time / Part Time positions available. Salary Information Nova Scotia Health Authority offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Successful candidates may be eligible for a signing bonus and/or relocation assistance based on the needs and resources of the home unit and qualifying criteria, conditional upon the signing of a Return of Service Agreement Thank you for your interest in Nova Scotia Health Authority.  Please note this is a pooling posting only, not an actual vacancy. 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. Follow us on Facebook -   https://www.facebook.com/NSHA.Recruitment/
Nova Scotia Health Authority
May 14, 2019
Temporary
Req ID: 33931 Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital Company: NSHA Department: 3000179 CRIT Intensive Care SW Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term  (100% FTE) x 1 position(s) Union Status: Nursing   Bargaining Unit - NSNU  Posting Closing Date: 31-May-19 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. Responsibilities Reporting to the Manager, the Registered Nurse works to full scope of practice as an independent practitioner within an inter-professional and collaborative team, providing holistic (addressing bio, psycho, social, cultural and spiritual needs), and comprehensive care for individuals, families, groups, populations and communities across the continuum of care. The RN provides leadership and applies advanced nursing knowledge within specific practice settings, and in-depth nursing knowledge, skills and judgment in providing care to all individuals (includes families, groups, populations and communities). The Nurse will demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice, maintain appropriate clinical competencies, participate on committees and interdisciplinary teams and contributes to a healthy workplace while practicing within the RN scope of practice. When necessary, expected to be available for all shifts, including days, evening, weekends and holidays. The duties of the Registered Nurse will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Qualifications Graduate from an approved School of Nursing Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) Critical Care Nursing Program (CCNP) required. Where there are no qualified applicants, consideration will be given to Registered Nurses who express an interest and agree to complete a Critical Care Nursing Program within two (2) years of the date of hire Current CPR certification required Minimum two (2) years recent and relevant Med/Surg nursing experience preferred Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families, other health care providers and staff, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise patient/resident care Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in crisis situations and be accountable for decisions Basic computer skills; Meditech an asset Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as fine motor dexterity and adjust to varying workloads Must be able to perform duties that involve lifting, bending and stretching Demonstrated leadership, organizational and time management skills Capable of maintaining regular attendance Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred   PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or 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 biweekly Beginning September 13, 2019, ending September 14, 2020 Dates are approximate and are subject to change Salary Information $34.3461 - $40.4660 hourly ($41.8822 with 25 years 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. 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. Follow us on Facebook -   https://www.facebook.com/NSHA.Recruitment/