Req ID: 164881
Department/Program: Birth Unit, Women & Newborn Health Program
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $37.0492 - $44.9061 /hour
Closing Date: September 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.
Reporting to the Manager of the Birth Unit Team and the Manager of the IWK Air Medical Transport Team, the Flight Nurse will be responsible for the safe, efficient transport of high-risk obstetrical patients within the Atlantic Provinces. The Flight Nurse is a member of a three-person air medical crew including a neonatal-paediatric Registered Respiratory Therapist and Registered Nurse. The transport nurse is recognized as an expert clinician with demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills. Key responsibilities include: the application of the nursing process in the delivery of family-centred care consistent with the philosophy, objectives, vision and mission of IWK Health; the assessment and care of patients during transport; implementing appropriate nursing interventions; establishing a therapeutic helping relationship with children and their families in crisis; participating in the monitoring and reporting of quality indicators; and functioning as an ambassador of IWK Health and EHS LifeFlight.
Monday to Friday and Weekends, 11.25 hour shifts.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required (candidates with commensurate experience and education will be considered).
Registered, or eligible to be registered, with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) required.
Minimum of three (3) years high-risk obstetrical nursing experience required.
Recent Triage and Early Labour Assessment experience required.
Current employee of the IWK Birth Unit Team.
Current BCLS, NRP, and ACLS certifications required. Candidates must be registered for the course at the time of their application if they require renewal or completion.
Possess a knowledge base that encompasses the ability to accurately assess, plan, intervene and evaluate actual and potential problems and to modify treatment accordingly.
Meets EHS LifeFlight physical fitness, medical and weight (<225 lbs.) requirements, as per EHS LifeFlight operational requirements.
Charge Nurse experience an asset.
Completion of a post-graduate course in high-risk obstetrics an asset.
Specialty certifications an asset.
Leadership/interpersonal skill development training an asset.
Demonstrated excellent leadership, critical thinking, collaborative, interpersonal and communication skills.
Computer skills an asset.
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
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