Nova Scotia Health Authority
Dec 11, 2018Full time
Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Department or designate, the Registered Nurse (RN) functions as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team within the Collaborative Practice Model, and assumes responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, directing, supervising and evaluating direct and indirect patient care and evaluation of patient outcomes. As the coordinator of care within the bedside delivery team, the RN develops the plan of care based on the assessment, with consideration to strengths, risk factors, options, consequences of actions, health promotion, learning, comfort, safety, privacy, dignity and integrity, and ensures the patient care experience is coordinated and integrated within an interdisciplinary care model, both within acute care and across the continuum of care. The RN assigns care responsibilities and provides guidance to Licensed Practical Nurses according to their scope of practice, and assigns responsibilities to unregulated healthcare team members according to their scope of employment. Through the application of clinical knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgment, the RN provides safe, competent, compassionate, ethical care and maintains professional autonomy as supported by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Standards of Practice. The successful candidate may be responsible to relieve in the Shift Supervisor position as required. The RN exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the Mission, Vision, Strategic Direction, Access & Flow procedures and Clinical Discharge Management Practices and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization. Qualifications * Graduate of an approved School of Nursing * Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia * Recent relevant experience within the last 5 years' and experience providing care to unstable and critically ill patients, i.e., monitors, etc. * Current CPR certification required * Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) * Certification in Advanced Nursing Procedures and Delegated Medical Acts; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Trauma Nursing Core Course; Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course and in Canadian Triage Acuity Score * Ability to demonstrate leadership, organizational, prioritizing, critical thinking, strategic thinking and sound decision-making skills in the provision of accountable, safe, ethical, patient care within a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team and in the delegation of responsibilities to appropriate healthcare team members * Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health * Excellent communication skills (listening, oral and written) with the ability to effectively and sensitively communicate with all levels of staff, multi-disciplinary team members, patients and families * Basic computer skills – Microsoft Suite – E-mail, Internet, Meditech * Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as lifting and mobilizing patients; varying workloads and shift work; exposure to drugs and radiation, soiled and contaminated equipment, supplies and instruments and medical conditions of patients; exposure in specified units to pets such as pet therapy dogs; dealing with stressful situations relating to agitated, confused, aggressive or hostile behaviour of patients * Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred Hours of Work * Regular, full-time (100%) position; 75 hours biweekly * Commencing as soon as possible * Shifts may include days, nights, weekends & holidays Salary Information $34.3461 - $40.4660 hourly $41.8822 hourly with 25 years' RN experience *Successful applicants may be eligible for a signing bonus and relocation expenses: Incentives are available to successful applicants outside the former South Shore DHA. Successful candidates may be eligible for a $5,000 bonus upon signing, subject to a two (2) year Return of Service Agreement. Candidates may also be eligible for a relocation allowance of up to $2,500 if relocating from within Nova Scotia and up to $5,000 if relocating from outside Nova Scotia, with original and approved receipts.