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Licensed Practical Nurse - Community Transition Program - Recovery Integration - Mh&a

September 23 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Nursing
Stewiacke, NS

Req ID: 95141
Location: Central Zone, Community Transition Program
Company: NSHA
Department: 60048715 MHA CZ Memory Lane Initiative
Type of Employment: Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing
Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 7-Oct-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, and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and guidelines, the Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for performing specific assigned nursing procedures and care activities and rehabilitative services to address the needs of individuals with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioural, psychiatric and other issues.

The LPN works in collaboration with the individual and or family and the interdisciplinary team to assist the individual/family to develop skills, access support for, and address, health and social needs. The LPN provides consistent and ongoing support, adjusted to meet the changing needs of the individual.

The LPN practices in accordance with standards set by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN). He or she adheres to the principles of Recovery-oriented Approach, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and the policies and procedures of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. The LPN accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development, including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. The LPN is responsible and accountable for ensuring that his/her registration is current and valid.


• Graduate of an accredited Diploma Program for Licensed Practical Nurses
• Current registration with or eligible for registration through Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
• Three years’ of experience in adult mental health preferred
• Experience in behavioural management required (e.g. NVCI/ CPI)
• Previous care coordination experience preferred
• Experience in physical health and chronic disease management is an asset
• Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation and mental health practices
• BCLS Certification
• Current pharmacology/medication administration certification as required by scope of employment
• Knowledge of nursing standards/protocols and scope of practice as related to job assignment and according to the NSCN and the Licensed Practical Nurses Act
• Communicate in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental, empathetic manner to establish therapeutic relationships with individuals and/or families.
• Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrates effective interpersonal, clinical and assessment skills
• Ability to work within a team environment and to effectively contribute to patient/client planning processes
• Ability to be flexible and balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities
• Possesses keen observation skills, critical thinking skills, and attention to detail
• Demonstrates an aptitude and desire to provide person and family centred care
• Valid NS Driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle
• 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 clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Casual opportunity; no guaranteed hours

Salary Information

$27.9970 - $30.0687 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.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. 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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