Registered Nurse - Day Surgery (ZG642)

Registered Nurse - Day Surgery (ZG642)

18 Jun
Nova Scotia Health Authority

18 Jun

Nova Scotia Health Authority


Req ID: 75983

Location: Western Zone, South Shore Regional Hospital

Company: NSHA

Department: 3000070 PERI Day Surgery SSRH

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT  (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit - NSNU 

Posting Closing Date: 27-Jun-20

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 Health Services Manager, Perioperative Services 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 for Daycare, 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 R.N. practices within the Nova Scotia College of Nursing NSCN Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics, is responsible and accountable for the nursing care of an assigned group of patients and their families; provides guidance and leadership to peers and other staff; works in a collaborative relationship with colleagues, unit staff, students and members of related health disciplines.

The RN ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, 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.


• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Bachelor's degree preferred

• Currently registered, and in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) or eligible for registration

• Experience in Surgical Care nursing an asset

• Experience in Post Anesthetic Care, Critical Care and/or Emergency nursing an asset

• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification

• Demonstrated competence in advanced airway management

• Unit-specific equipment & technology

• General computer proficiency is required

• Demonstrated accountability

• Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills

• Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client/partner relationships

• Demonstrated judgment and decision making 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 which supports safety, ethical practice and organizational health

• Physical capability to perform the duties of the position

• Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment

• Availability to work all shifts

• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

• Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and  assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

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 hourly with 25 years' nursing 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.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

- Criminal Record Check

- Proof of education & training certifications

- Proof of any additional required qualification

- Valid registration with the relevant licensing body

- Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation

- Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSNU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. 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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