Req ID: 162897
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Bethune Building - QEII
Department: The NS Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Nursing Position
Posting Closing Date: 29-Sep-23
This is a re-posted position. Current applicants are not required to re-apply.
Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.
Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.
The Interprofessional Practice and Learning team facilitates and advances person-centered care through evidence-based professional practice and learning strategies and programs that are designed provincially and implemented locally to enhance collaborative learning and practice. The Interprofessional Practice and Learning team takes a leadership role in creating a culture of collaboration with a focus on team-based care, evidence-informed practice, and learning and professional development to improve health outcomes for patients, families and communities. Through strong partnerships with the academic sector, regulators, and government, the Interprofessional Practice and Learning team has an integral role in influencing and operationalizing health system priorities.
The NS Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers within Interprofessional Practice and Learning (IPPL) plays a leadership role within the organization in creating a culture of learning with a focus on transition to specialty practice programs, entry-level transition to practice, interprofessional practice education (IPE) and continuing professional practice development. The Learning Institute promotes accountable professional practice in quality practice environments, facilitates patient and family centered care, fosters collaborative team relationships and supports research and evidence-based practice.
Reporting to the Manager, the Learning Institute, the Nurse Educator is responsible for program and curriculum design: assessing, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating learning and education programs. The Nurse Educator takes a leadership role in facilitating and promoting a culture of excellence in competency-based education to enable successful transition to practice, practice progression, and learner-centred outcomes.
The Nurse Educator, with Nursing Instructors, Clinical Nurse Educators, and Clinical Leaders, plays a significant role in building capacity through competency based educational strategies to support, develop and contribute to the translation of knowledge, skills and abilities while advancing practice. The Nurse Educator has the primary responsibility to design, maintain and deliver educational programming for nursing and interprofessional programs using classroom, simulation, and online/distance learning strategies. The Nurse Educator practices according to the Registered Nurses Act, Nova Scotia College of Nursing, and Standards of Practice of Registered Nurses.
Specific functional areas of responsibility include:
Learning & Education Consultation
Workforce Planning & Optimization
Curriculum Design for Simulation Learning
Interprofessional orientation, transition to practice & learner progression
Learning & Education Evaluation
This position will support the RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program with a particular focus on blended learning.
Please note this position requires periodic travel to facilities within Nova Scotia. A valid driver’s license and access to transportation is required.
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
Master’s degree in Nursing, Education or other related discipline required (consideration will be given to applicants with Master degree in another discipline who possess the necessary clinical experience/competencies and those enrolled in a Master degree)
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Science in Nursing required
Active practicing license with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing required
Certificate course or CNA certification in Medical/Surgical nursing required
Certificate course in adult education and/or leadership development education or equivalency required
Minimum two (2) years' full time nursing experience within the last 5 years in Medical/Surgical nursing required
Current experience with program and curriculum design and revision of classroom, skill/simulation and on-line teaching; and practical assessment methods required
Previous preceptor experience required
BLS-HCP certification required
Demonstrated recent professional development relevant to maintaining currency in practice and education
Demonstrated ability to apply learning and educational theories in program design; curriculum development; instructional and delivery methods; and assessment strategies required
Demonstrated ability to work with interprofessional groups of learners in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, lab, and online)
Ability to develop strong working relationships with key partners
Ability to work independently and as member of a team
Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency with computer skills & applications including complete Microsoft Suite, internet browsers, Learning Management Systems, Web-based classroom & discussion boards
Competencies in other languages preferred, French an asset
Successful Applicants are required to provide a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.
IN ADDITION TO AN INTERVIEW, A WRITTEN SUBMISSION AND PRESENTATION WILL BE PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.
Permanent, Full-Time (75 hours bi-weekly)
Beginning August 27, 2023
- Dates are approximate and are subject to change.
$45.84 - $52.84 hourly
$89,388 - $103,044 annually
$54.69 hourly ($106,650 annually) with 25 years' nursing experience.
Once You've Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program. If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit Recruitment - Incentives
This is a Nursing bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. 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.
Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.
Nova Scotia Health 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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.