Immediate Need for Registered Nurses for Medical Unit - Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jun 19, 2018

Job Description

Immediate Need for Registered Nurses for Medical Unit - Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

Req ID: 20147
Location: Northern Zone, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 3003459 CRHCC Medical Nursing Unit
Type of Employment:
Permanent & Temporary Full Time and Part Time Positions Available
Union Status: Nursing NSNU Nursing
Posting Closing Date: 08-Jul-18

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 Northern Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province.  The zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.  For more information on the surrounding area please visit the following websites:;; 

The Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre located in Amherst, Nova Scotia is presently seeking Registered Nurses or Graduate Nurses (full time and part time) to join their Medical Unit team.  The team consists of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Acute Care Assistants working collaboratively to provide quality care to serve the patients of their 39 bed unit.  The team is supported by a Manager, Patient Care Leader as well as Clinical Nurse Educators.  Joining bonuses of $10,000 and relocation assistance may be available with a commitment of service. 


The Registered Nurse is accountable as a direct provider, coordinator, and advocate of client-centered care.  As coordinator of care the Registered Nurse develops, records, delegates, monitors, and evaluates the plan of care.  The Registered Nurse collaborates with colleague health providers, the client, and family to facilitate a safe, thorough, and satisfactory care experience. 


  • Current registration (or eligibility) with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia is required.
  • Current BCLS certification required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support for families or critically ill patients.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing work environments required.
  • Strong commitment to service provision, self-learning and continuing education required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks required.
  • Previous work attendance will be reviewed and considered.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Hours of Work

Positions consist of a 12 hour shift rotation, which may include days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Salary Information

$32.8441 - $38.6964 hourly
$40.0507 hourly with 25 yrs RN experience

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Only online applications are accepted. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Alana Hines, HR Recruitment Advisor, Northern Zone
Phone: 902-893-5554 ext. 42625

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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