Registered Nurse - ICU

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Mar 14, 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit

Req ID: 29379
Location: Western Zone, Valley Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000417 CRIT Intensive Care VRH
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term  (100% 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, ICU and Respiratory, 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 RN ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
  • Travel may be required

    Preferred (Considered an Asset)
  • Minimum 2 years recent related experience
  • Post basic course in Critical Care Nursing
  • CNA Certification in Critical Care Nursing
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Hours of Work

Long assignment, full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

Beginning as soon as possible with an expected end date of May 2, 2020
Dates are subject to change

Salary Information

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


 Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSNU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for Unionized positions.

Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile.

Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

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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