Registered Nurse - Critical Care Float Pool

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Mar 14, 2019

Job Description

Req ID: 26382
Location: Western Zone, Valley Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000418 OPWZ Critical Care Float
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly PT long-term  (70% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing 
Bargaining Unit - NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 31-Mar-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.


Reporting to the Manager, the Registered Nurse (RN), Critical Care Float 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 RN ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional  collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.



  • Diploma RN or Baccalaureate degree in nursing required
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurse of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) required
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification 
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification or commitment to obtain within orientation period
  • Minimum 2 years recent related experience
  • Post basic course in Emergency Nursing an asset
  • CNA Certification in Emergency Nursing an asset
  • Unit-specific equipment & technology
  • General computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
  • Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client/partner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
  • Travel may be required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Hours of Work

  • Long assignment, part-time (70%) position; 52.5 hours biweekly
  • Starting as soon as possible, ending January 2020
  • Dates are approximate and subject to change
  • Expected to be available for all shifts; including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays on primary unit or reassigned units


Salary Information

$34.3461 - $40.4660 hourly
($41.8822 with 25 years RN experience)

Job Category

Registered Nurse