Req # 28925
*Signing Bonus and Relocation Assistance (see below)
Reporting to the Health Services Manager of Primary Health Care, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides comprehensive and coordinated care to patients as a member of an interprofessional/collaborative primary care team. The NP partners with and complements other members of the health care team for the achievement of person and family centred care, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and evaluation of patient health and treatment outcomes, screening and health promotion, early detection of illness and disease, chronic disease management, continuity and coordination of care and enhanced access to programs, services and community resources. The NP is expected to add 800 patients to the capacity of the team.
The primary care team works together to develop and deliver services to the entire population in the community cluster, including outreach to remote areas and services to meet the needs of priority populations. This position requires work at multiple sites and travel between various community locations throughout the area.
The NP adheres to the CRNNS Standards for Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics and is responsible and accountable at all times for his/her own practice consistent with relevant legislation, professional and ethical standards. The NP is accountable to identify, analyze and evaluate activities that are reflective of quality improvement initiatives.
The NP ensures that the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) such as the vision, mission, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration are integrated within the support that is provided by the work that they do and through the messages they deliver.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.
Hours of Work
Regular full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
Shifts may include evenings, weekends, and holidays
$47.9380 - $56.0445 hourly
$58.0062 hourly with twenty-five (25) years of Registered Nurse experience
Successful candidates may be eligible for up to a $10,000 signing bonus and up to $5,000 in relocation assistance based on qualifying criteria, conditional upon the signing of a Return for Service Agreement of three (3) years.
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.