Registered Nurse, Surgical Unit - Amherst, Cumberland County (Permanent, Full-time)

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Sep 15, 2020
Full time

Job Description

The Registered Nurse is one of the collaborators in a Care Model, providing holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of the patients, families and/or communities. The RN will be part of a team that includes physicians, RN’s and LPN’s that provide acute medical/surgical care. This team of care providers will each use their individual education, scope of practice and standards of practice to provide collaborative and complimentary care to the patients on the Surgical Unit. The care plan and provision of care is coordinated and agreed upon by this team of health care providers.   


• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
• Bachelor degree in Nursing preferred
• Currently registered, and in good standing with Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) or eligible for registration
• Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
• Successful completion of IV therapy certification required
• Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to request and accept direction as required
• Demonstrates critical thinking skills, within scope of practice, including clinical judgement, problem solving skills and strong decision making ability
• Demonstrates skills and knowledge with regard to wound assessment and treatments
• Demonstrates professional and mature manner, effective interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, effective time management and organizational skill,  assessment and teaching skills
• Working knowledge of computers and various software applications required
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$35.0356 - $41.2784 hourly
$42.7230 with 25 years’ experience

Relocation allowance may be offered to the successful candidate based on qualifying criteria

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Job Category

Registered Nurse


Amherst, Nova Scotia