Registered Nurse, Maternal Child

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

Job Description

Reporting to the Health Services Manager, or designate, Maternal Child, the Registered Nurse (RN) functions as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team within the Collaborative Practice Model, and assumes responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, directing, supervising and evaluating direct and indirect patient care and evaluation of patient outcomes.  As the coordinator of care within the bedside delivery team, the RN develops the plan of care based on the assessment, with consideration to strengths, risk factors, options, consequences of actions, health promotion, learning, comfort, safety, privacy, dignity and integrity, and ensures the patient care experience is coordinated and integrated within an interdisciplinary care model, both within acute care and across the continuum of care.  This position will float between the Maternal Child Unit and Medical Surgical Units

Through the application of clinical knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgment, the RN provides safe, competent, compassionate, ethical care and maintains professional autonomy as supported by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Standards of Practice.

The RN exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the Mission, Vision and Strategic Directions and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization.

This position is located in the beautiful, small town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia -

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing Program

  • Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Minimum of one year recent obstetrical nursing experience required
  • Recent maternal child experience required
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Certified or willing to become certified in specialty courses such as NRP, FHS, STABLE, ALSO and ACORN
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, oral and written) with the ability to effectively and sensitively communicate with all levels of staff, multi-disciplinary team members, patients and families, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, organizational, prioritizing, critical thinking, strategic thinking and sound decision-making skills in the provision of accountable, safe, ethical, patient care within a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team and in the delegation of responsibilities to appropriate healthcare team members
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Suite – E-mail, Internet, Meditech
  • Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as moving and mobilizing patients; varying workloads and shift work; exposure to drugs and radiation, soiled and contaminated equipment, supplies and instruments and medical conditions of patients; exposure in specified units to pet therapy dogs; dealing with stressful situations relating to agitated, confused, aggressive or hostile behaviour of patients.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Job Category

Nurse, Registered Nurse