Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Feb 13, 2019

Job Description


The RN practices within the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics. The RN is responsible and accountable for the nursing care of an assigned group of patients and their families, provides guidance and leadership to peers and other staff, and works in a collaborative relationship with colleagues, unit staff, students and members of related health disciplines. The RN will be hired into a multi-site/multi-unit Critical Care position. Hiring site and base unit is ICU, CBRH with alternate responsibilities to CCU & IMCU.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current certification of registration in the province of Nova Scotia
  • Completion of an approved Critical Care Course/Critical Care Certificate/CCNP
  • One (1) year of Critical Care experience within the last three (3) years
  • BLS-C (HCP) certification
  • Current advance cardiac life support certification
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Evidence of ongoing relevant education
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good relationships with patients/residents, families and co-workers
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform duties of the position
  • Willingness to do ambulance transports
  • Good work and attendance record; attendance records may be reviewed
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

If there are no applicants meeting all the requirements for the position, the following requirements will be utilized to evaluate:

  • One (1) year experience in an ICU within the last two (2) years and enrolled in a Critical Care Nursing Program
  • ENP (Emergency Nurses Program) with 2 years’ experience in the Emergency Department
  • Two (2) year experience in a Medical/Surgical or IMCU unit and enrolled in the Critical Care Program

Hours of Work

Temporary Full Time position; 75 hours biweekly
Beginning as soon as possible, with an expected end date of February 26, 2020
Dates are subject to change

Salary Information

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

Job Category

Registered Nurse