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Req ID: 98455
Location: Western Zone, Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Department: OPWZ Medical Unit SMH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (60% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 20-Oct-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 or designate, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates as a Collaborative Care member in the provision of holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of individuals and families. The LPN applies practical nursing theory in the assessment of patients/residents, collaboration in the development of the nursing care plan, implementation of the care plan and ongoing evaluation of the patient. The LPN provides nursing services independently for patients/residents considered stable with predictable outcomes and provides nursing services under the direction or guidance of a registered nurse, medical practitioner or other authorized healthcare professional for patients/residents considered unstable with unpredictable outcomes. Working within the current Code of Ethics and Standards of Nursing Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia, the LPN uses a holistic care-giving and care-receiving approach, while respecting the human dignity and choice of care of the patient/resident. The LPN exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the Mission, Vision and Strategic Directions and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization.
Medical Unit is identified as the home unit for this position, however the successful candidate may be asked to work on any inpatient unit based on operational needs
- Graduate of an approved School of Practical Nurses, and currently registered with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses (NSCN).
- Current certification for administering medications and current CPR certification required.
- One to two years’ recent nursing experience related to Medical, long-term care, Geriatric Care and/or Rehabilitation Nursing.
- Basic computer skills; Microsoft Suite, E-mail, Internet, Meditech.
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for learning and professional development through completion of recent education/courses relevant to the specified unit(s) and/or LPN practice.
- Excellent communication skills (listening, oral and written), demonstrating a high degree of tact, judgment, courtesy, empathy and confidentiality.
- Ability to demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, strategic thinking and sound decision-making skills in the provision of accountable, safe, ethical patient-centered care and to function independently as well as part of a collaborative-practice team.
- Excellent organizational, follow-through and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, deal with crisis situations and accurately handle multiple priorities.
- Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders, including patients/residents, families, staff and individuals internal and external to the organization.
- Ability to adapt and understand patients/residents’ needs, assisting them in meeting their fullest physical and emotional potential.
- Demonstrated commitment to self development and continuous quality improvement.
- Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health.
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
- Successful external 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 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 applicants are incomplete or missing information.
Hours of Work
Permanent, part-time 60% position; 45 hours bi-weekly
Licensed Practical Nurse:
$25.1660 - $27.0280 Hourly
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 - CUPE 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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