New Job Registered Nurse, Urgent Care Clinic In Nova Scotia

Registered Nurse, Urgent Care Clinic
Registered Nurse, Urgent Care Clinic

Registered Nurse, Urgent Care Clinic

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $35.21–$42.94 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Req ID: 140918
Department/Program: Urgent Care Clinic, Mental Health & Addictions Program
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $35.2108 - $42.9366 /hour
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.

Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Registered Nurse (RN) will treat patients in the Urgent Care Clinic that a) have presented to the IWK Emergency Department in crisis but who did not require admission, but whose presentation was serious enough that the patient or family could not be fully stabilized within the brief time available for an emergency assessment or b) patients who have been referred by EMHAS or Central Referral for a Priority Choice appointment. While presentation and symptoms will vary, those who will be seen in the Clinic will usually be individuals or families who have lost their ability to use effective problem-solving or coping skills, present as a significant but not imminent risk to themselves or others, or if not seen within a few days may decompensate further. The RN utilizes brief, solution focused interventions to de-escalate and stabilize the crisis. The RN will normally provide between 1 and 4 sessions. Patients requiring ongoing treatment will be referred to private services or transferred to IWK MHA services.

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday; 7.5 hour shifts; 0830-1630 (with some evening work if required).

Your Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing Program.
  • Registered, or eligible to be registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) required.
  • Minimum three (3) years recent psychiatric/mental health nursing experience required; four preferred.
  • Successful completion of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate required.
  • RNPDC Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing program as asset.
  • CNA certification in Mental Health Nursing an asset.
  • Experience in Crisis stabilization required.
  • Experience in crisis intervention with children, adolescents and families.
  • Experience with CAPA and Choice appointments
  • Capacity for coping with challenging clinical situations.
  • Critical thinker with an ability to work with clients to resolve or stabilize crisis.
  • Demonstrated time management, communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with families and other health care team members.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and good critical judgment, with proven, excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the DSM IV or V diagnostic classification system.
  • Clinical experience in individual and family therapy required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a health care team and to manage stressful situations efficiently.
  • Demonstrated awareness of Health Centre and community resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to family centred care required.
  • Competency in other languages an asset.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.

Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

This is a Nursing bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis

f you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant.