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Registered Nurse - Surgical Suite (Operating Rooms)

July 30 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing
Dartmouth, NS

Req ID: 87283
Location: Central Zone, Dartmouth General Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002507 PERI DGH Surgical Suite
Type of Employment: Hourly FT short-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing
Bargaining Unit - NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 4-Aug-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 of the OR Department, the Surgical Operating Room (OR) Nurse is responsible for providing peri-operative patient care using the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills. The Nurse will demonstrate competence in delivering safe, effective and efficient care in both a scrub and a circulating role as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary surgical team.

He/she is responsible to provide safe care throughout the patient stay in the surgical suite and to promote the professional role and evaluate his/her own professional education and clinical practice standards. The scope of practice is a continuum ranging from basic to advanced clinical nursing activities. The Nurse will practice using evidence based measures and outcomes and is a patient advocate who provides a link between the units and the Operating Room.

This individual must also work in compliance with the hospital code of conduct and the provisions of health and safety policies and procedures of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice.


• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
• Eligible for registration with NSCN
• One year of recent Operating Room experience and/or completion of a post graduate Operating Room course or O.R. certification required
• BLS-C (HCP) certification is required
• Recent experience in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Gynaecology, OMF, ENT and Plastics preferred
• Possess strong positive attitude, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and function in emergency situations
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
• Successful 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

Short Assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Shifts include all days, evenings, weekends & on call

Salary Information

$35.0356 - $41.2784 hourly
$42.7230 with 25 years' RN experience

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 - NSNU 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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