Registered Nurse - Emergency Department, Middleton, NS

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Aug 15, 2019
Full time

Job Description

Requisition #38892

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Services, the Registered Nurse works as part of an interdisciplinary team and is responsible for providing care to a diverse patient population.   He/she will have patient experiences across the spectrum of presentations. The successful applicant must contribute to creating a safe and healthy environment for patients, staff and others.

The Registered Nurse practices within the Nova Scotia College of Nurses Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics. The RN will demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice and demonstrate ongoing commitment to maintaining appropriate clinical competencies required through educational sessions with clinical nurse educator, self- directed study, simulation, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • Registered or eligible for licensure with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Previous experience in an Emergency Department
  • BLS-C (Basic Life Support – C)
  • Required or must obtain within 1- 2  years of hire (depending on course availability and  operational requirements) :
    • CTAS (Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale)
    • EPICC – Foundations (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada)
    • ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support); EPICC – Pediatrics (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada) or ENPC (Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course)
    • Trauma course – EPICC - Trauma (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada) or TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course)
    • Emergency Nursing Program or Critical Care Nursing Program
      • Where there are no applicants who meet the above qualifications, consideration may be given to applicants who agree to complete further training within two years’ of hire date
  • Two years acute care experience an asset
  • ENC© Certification an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families, other health care provide and staff while demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
  • Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in emergency  situations and be accountable for decisions
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Basic computer skills
  • Physical and mental capabilities to perform duties of the position
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please Note: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

 Hours of Work

  • Permanent, full-time (100%) position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Rotating shifts including days, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Travel may be required within the Emergency departments for operational requirements
  • Commencing October 1st 2019
  • Date is approximate and subject to change

 Salary Information

$34.3461 - $40.4660 hourly
$41.8822 hourly with 25 years' RN experience

Job Category

Registered Nurse

City

Middleton