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Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department Halifax

Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health Halifax Canada

4 months ago

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.Company : IWK Health

Req ID: 148247
Department/Program: Emergency Dept, Children's Health Program
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 06/16/2024 x 1 position(s)
Start Date: 02/01/2023
Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $49.1449 - $59.4666 /hour
Closing Date: January 22, 2023 (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)

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 Manager, Emergency Care, the Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner (NP) will function in an advanced practice role which includes components of clinician, educator, and consultant. Responcibilities will include, but are not limited to: Utilizing and demonstrating advanced knowledge and decision-making skills to provide care that includes but is not limited to comprehensive physical assessments; ordering and interpretation of diagnostic tests; management of medical conditions; and prescribing medications and treatments (as outlined in the CPA); Counseling patients and families about disease process, post hospital follow up care and health promotion; Reconciling laboratory, electrocardiogram and diagnostic imaging studies and follow-up as appropriate; Developing, promoting and maintaining an interdisciplinary collaboration within a team environment; Working in partnership with nurses to provide holistic patient/family centred care and advance the practice of emergency nursing within a team environment; Assuming a leadership role related to nursing practice issues; Dedication to continuing learning for self and team; Participating in Emergency care team discussions as required, offering input and energy into efforts at improving team efficiency and functioning.
Hours of Work

Rotating shifts, the department requires 24/7 coverage. 75 hours bi-weekly.
Your Qualifications
• Successful completion of a Master's Degree in Nursing with Clinical Nurse Practitioner Certification.
• Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, with 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.
• Minimum of five (5) years' experience in pediatric nursing required.
• Membership in professional associations an asset.
• Demonstrated understanding of evidence-based practice and utilization of research in practice.
• Demonstrated sound judgment, independent decision-making and leadership skills required.
• Demonstrated competence in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, communication, negotiation, assertiveness, and innovation.
• Demonstrated ability to work and practice autonomously.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to constantly changing, unpredictable situations.
• Commitment to family-centered care.
• Commitment to patient safety and continuous quality improvement.
• Competencies 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

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