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Supernumerary Graduate Nurse - 2020/2021

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Req ID: 98881
Location: Provincial Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII
Company: NSHA
Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment   (100% FTE) x 300 position(s)
Union Status:   

Posting Closing Date: 24-Nov-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.


Nova Scotia Health Authority will provide you with the challenge and opportunity you are looking for as a professional Graduate Nurse. We are seeking Graduate Nurses who share our values of compassion and excellence, and our commitment to building our culture.


The Graduate Nurse (GN) is:

  • Accountable to function within her/his level of competence utilizing nursing process, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to provide holistic care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the life span
  • Responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care, and accountable for the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the plan of care to achieve patient/client outcomes
  • Knowledgeable, skilled, and has the judgment needed to provide competent, evidenced based nursing practice, and contributes to the efficient and effective functioning of the unit/program/specialty
  • Responsible for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research, and continuous quality activities
  • Responsible to practice according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Graduate Nurses, the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable, and the policies and procedures of NSHA
  • Responsible and accountable for his/her nursing practice and conduct as defined by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing and for ensuring that his/her registration is current and valid
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing within the last twelve months or coming twelve months, and eligible for licensing in Nova Scotia
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • BLS Certificate (active First Aid and CPR at Health Care Provider (HCP) level)


Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.


Applicants currently working permanently or in the process of being hired permanently with Nova Scotia Health Authority are not eligible for consideration.


Hours of Work

* Long Assignment, full-time supernumerary positions; 75 hours biweekly
* Shifts may include evenings, weekends, and holidays


Salary Information

NSNU Graduate Nurse $31.1326/per hour and after you provide proof of your active-practicing license with NSCN it is $35.0356/per hour
NSGEU Graduate Nurse $31.1326/per hour and after you provide proof of your active-practicing license with NSCN it is $34.8623/per hour


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 - 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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Salary Range
$48,000.00 - 79,000.00
per Year
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Halifax, NS B3K 4N1, CA