Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Yarmouth, NS, Canada
  • Jun 27, 2018

Job Description

Responsible to the Nurse 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 Nova Scotia Health Authority.


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing Program required
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia required
  • Minimum 2 years recent and relevant Med/Surg nursing experience
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Current Code Management
  • 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 work loads
  • Must be able to perform duties that involve lifting, bending and stretching
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and time management skills
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Job Category

Registered Nurse