Licenced Practical Nurse

Facility: The Birches Nursing Home
Location: Musquodoboit Harbour
Position: Casual

Facility Description:

The Birches Nursing Home is a Community Governed organization that operates a 42 bed Continuing Care Centre. The Birches is committed to the highest standards of support and services and promotes a health workplace for its 100 staff. The organization fosters a healthy work life balance and uses the latest best practice information at all levels.


The LPN functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team under the direction of the RN & the Resident Care Manager to provide direct nursing care to residents.



  • Current registration with the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of Nova Scotia.
  • Recognized Pharmacology course and experience in the administration of medicines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with residents, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Ability to work a 24-hour shift rotation on any program area.
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular and consistent basis. Heavy lifting required; demonstrated use of proper body mechanics.
  • Ability to work effectively as a contributing team member
  • Ability to work 24-hour shift rotation on any nursing unit
  • Ability to attend work on a regular and consistent basis
  • Demonstrated ability to live the values of The Birches


  • Experience in long term care
  • Knowledge and experience in Occupational Health and Safety, Quality Management and/or Infection Control
  • Experience working with Alzheimer's and related dementias

BENEFITS: We offer a comprehensive compensation package including: a pension plan, attractive benefits plan, and a competitive salary.

HOURS OF WORK: This is a union position; Given the scope and responsibility of the role, there may be occasions where the Registered Nurse may be required to stay beyond this time period. On call availability/flexibility may also be required at times.

Please email resume to:

Human Resources
The Birches Nursing Home
Or Fax to: 902-465-4929

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