Req ID: 165024
Department/Program: Endo/Diabetes, Children's Health Program
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (80% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $37.3634 - $45.5615 /hour
Closing Date: 24 September 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 that 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 proportion 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, Children’s Ambulatory Medical Care, the Endocrine Clinic Nurses are responsible and accountable for the application of current theory and research in the delivery of family-centred patient care consistent with the philosophy, objectives, vision, and mission of the IWK Health Centre. The Staff Nurses provide care for children, adolescents, and their families primarily in the ambulatory clinic setting, but there may also be requirements for patient/family follow-up on the inpatient units and collaboration with the inpatient interdisciplinary teams. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) providing comprehensive nursing assessment, care planning, and nursing treatment/management of patients/families cared for by the Endocrinology Teams. Extensive patient/family teaching and facilitated telephone care form a significant part of the clinic nurses’ role, as is communication and collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team. The RN helps to build our reputation for excellence in the Maritime community and beyond. The registered nurse contributes to a sustainable healthcare system through formal and informal partnerships. The RN pursues excellence in care, teaching, and research through a spirit of inquiry, discovery, and innovation, leveraging our reputation and influence to advocate for health. The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable, and the policies and procedures of the IWK.
Monday through Friday day shifts. Flexibility required.
- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing Program
- Licensed or eligible for licensure by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
- Current successful completion of CPR Level C Health Care Provider within the last 12 months required.
- Five (5) years of recent, pediatric experience (ambulatory preferred) caring for children with complex and/or chronic conditions required.
- Demonstrated, recent experience working with pediatric medical conditions required.
- Demonstrated competency in CVAD procedures, IV Therapy, and Venipuncture.
- Competency with computer applications (e.g. MS Word, Outlook, Internet) required.
- Proven time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills required.
- Demonstrated ability to partner/collaborate with families and multidisciplinary healthcare team members.
- Demonstrated ability in telephone-facilitated care.
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
- Proven effective interpersonal communication skills (written/verbal).
- Competencies in other languages are 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.