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Registered Nurse, Adult Surgery

Colchester East Hants Health Authority

This is a Full-time position in Fort Saskatchewan, AB posted October 1, 2021.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.Department/Program: ADULT SURGERY 7AS, Women & Newborn Health ProgramType of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)Req ID: 110220Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining UnitCompensation: $35.2108
– $42.9366/hourPosting Date: April 9, 2021Closing Date: April 19, 2021Start Date: ASAPIWK 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 SummaryReporting to the Manager of Prenatal Care and Inpatient Adult Surgery, the Registered Nurse (RN) is a member of an interdisciplinary care team, providing holistic, comprehensive evidenced based care to meet the needs of individuals, families and/or communities.

The RN will be expected to care for both populations found on the unit; high risk antenatal & post-operative Adult Surgery.

The RN provides leadership in nursing assessment, and the planning, implementation and evaluation of patient/family care for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health, preventing illness, injury, and disability or supporting a peaceful death.

The RN provides care in collaboration with the patient and family, other nurses and health team members throughout all stages of health and complexities of illness.

The RN builds professional relationships with other nurses and health team members to support the work of a strong inter-professional team and provision of quality patient/family care.

The RN ensures the goals and needs of the patients and families are prioritized and individualized, using nursing knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgment.

The RN engages in independent, interdependent and dependent functions to provide healthcare focusing on comprehensive assessment, patient/family education, and coordination of care.The RN helps to build our reputation for excellence in the Maritime community and beyond.

He/she contributes to a sustainable health care system through formal and informal partnerships.

The RN pursues excellence in care, teaching and research through a spirit of inquiry, discovery and innovation, leveraging our reputation and influence to advocate for health.The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of the IWK.Hours of Work11.25-hour shifts; Monday to Friday, Weekends, Holidays; 7:00 am
– 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm to 7:00 am; 4 on 5 off schedule.Qualifications Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing required (candidates with commensurate experience and education will be considered).

Licensed or eligible for licensure by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) required.

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 nursing experience in at least one of the following areas preferred: Gynecology Inpatient, Gynecology/Oncology, Surgical Inpatient Unit, ICU or critical care Successful candidate is expected to cross-train to all populations (PSCU, Adult Surgery) within six-twelve months of hire.

Experience with grief counselling and caring for families with perinatal loss preferred.

Experience working in a collaborative Nursing care environment (RN/LPN) in an acute care setting an asset.

Current successful completion of NRP required within the first three months of hire.

Family-centred care experience with perinatal populations an asset Competency in other languages considered an asset, French, preferred.Thank you for your interest with the IWK Health.

Please sign in to create a profile and set-up Job Alerts for positions of interest.Please Note: If you are an employee of the IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant.

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.