Registered Nurse (RN), Corrections (CAS)

Description
Position at Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada - Nova Scotia Branch
Requisition Details
Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.7 FTE)
Program Name: Corrections
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 52.5
Union/Bargaining Unit: NSNU
On Call: No
Location: This position is for the correctional facility in Priestville, Pictou County

Portability of Seniority as per NSNU agreement

Job Summary:
Nurses who join our team receive diverse assignments and ongoing clinical education and training opportunities. Nurses will provide professional nursing consultation services on a wide variety of nursing issues in a corrections facility.
Responsibilities:

  • Provide and manage high quality and appropriate nursing care to all individuals and/or families in the community who are assigned to their care
  • Responsible to teach and delegate tasks and functions to different levels of workers and to family members and others in accordance with the standards and scope of practice as determined by VON and the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Comply with all standards, policies, procedures and legislative requirements
  • Participate as a member of the health care team in relevant committees and working groups

Qualifications:
  • Registration with CRNNS and a graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Mental Health and addictions experience is considered an asset
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Emergency room experience is an asset
  • Demonstrated competencies in observation, independent assessment and health education
  • Experience providing nursing care to adults and seniors
  • Can effectively use software for client documents, word processing & communication
  • Experience conducting comprehensive nursing assessments
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Valid CPR C / First Aid required
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced Environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements
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Attention Current Employees (Internal Applicants): If you are applying to a unionized position and you are a member of its bargaining unit, please be aware that this posting may remain open beyond the deadline if there are not enough applicants to fill the position(s). If you apply after the deadline date, your seniority will not entitle you to priority over any applicants who applied before the deadline date. If the posting remains open after the initial deadline, VON may close the posting at its' discretion or a rolling deadline equivalent to the posting period specified in your Collective Agreement will be deemed, and each successive period will be treated as a separate posting for purposes of comparing seniority between candidates.
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