Registered Nurse, Birth Unit | DP137

Registered Nurse, Birth Unit | DP137

01 Jul
Nova Scotia Health Authority

01 Jul

Nova Scotia Health Authority


Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

 Department/Program: Birth Unit, Women & Newborn Health Program 

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 04/02/2023  x 1 position(s)

Req ID: 113434 

Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit

Compensation: $35.2108 - $42.9366 /hour

Posting Date: June 30, 2021

Closing Date: July 5, 2021

Start Date: 09/05/2021

IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians,

learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.  We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary

The Staff Nurse is responsible and accountable for the application of current theory and research in the delivery of family-centred nursing care to intra-partum women, newborns and their families in the Birth Unit, consistent with the philosophy, vision, objectives and mission of the Health Care.

Hours of Work

11.25 hour rotating shifts (0700-1900, 1900-0700), and on call as needed (Days & Nights).


- Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing required (candidates with commensurate experience and education will be considered).

- Registered, or eligible to be registered, with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) required.

- Recent Birth Unit experience an asset.

- Acute nursing experience an asset.

- Current successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support Level (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate, required.

- Recent completion of NRP and Labour and Delivery experience an asset.

- Demonstrated strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills required.

- Demonstrated team building, leadership skills and professional development required.

- Open and flexible, with the ability to facilitate change, required.

- Ability to foster and create an environment where team members feel empowered and valued required.

- Demonstrated knowledge and acceptance of family-centred Care and patient-family teaching required.

- Must have demonstrated ability to collaborate with families.

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