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Clinical Nurse Leader - Mentally Ill Offenders Unit - Mental Health & Addictions

July 9 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Dartmouth, NS

Req ID: 78022
Location: Central Zone, East Coast Forensic Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002122 MHA CZ ECFH Mentally Ill Offenders
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing
Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 19-Jul-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Health Services manager at ECFH, the Clinical Nurse Leader is responsible for ensuring person-centered care is provided to patients and families in the inpatient forensic units. As an experienced practitioner, the Clinical Nurse Leader provides day to day operational leadership to the inpatient unit staff in the provision of collaborative patient care. The Clinical Nurse Leader is the principal contact and liaison with the inpatient inter-professional team and the Health Services Manager. The Clinical Nurse Leader acts as a resource for all disciplines involved in the delivery of care to the forensic patient population.

The Clinical Nurse Leader plays a critical role in ensuring the safe and efficient coordination of clinical operations and patient flow, as well as, determining optimal staffing and nurse-patient assignments to meet patient care needs. The Nurse Leader must be able to provide clinical leadership and interact in an effective manner with members of the inter-professional team in order to achieve the above mandate, as well as, enhance a positive team approach and atmosphere on the unit. The Clinical Nurse Leader practices according to the Canadian Nurses Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Policies and Procedures.


•Bachelor of Nursing or demonstrated equivalencies
•Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses (NSCN)
•Three years previous mental health and forensic mental health experience required
•Previous leadership experience preferred
•Completion of Mental health program from RNPDC would be considered an asset
•Leadership training and/ or workshops would be considered an asset
•Knowledge and skills in conflict resolution
•Knowledge of adult education approaches and strategies
•Working knowledge of quality improvement processes
•Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
•Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work

Long Assignment, Full Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Beginning as soon as possible with an anticipated end date of April 30, 2021

Salary Information

$39.8142 - $45.4879 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSGEU 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.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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