Shannex Incorporated is a leading and innovative provider of Continuing Care accommodations, and services in the Maritimes. Shannex is an expanding organization that currently employs over 3,000 people. We are on an exciting path of continued growth that will offer outstanding living choices, improved services and exceptional careers.
We are pleased to offer the following exciting new opportunity:
Registered Nurse- Casual
Located at Harbourstone Enhanced Care and Celtic Court in Sydney, NS and reporting to the Director of Nursing, the Registered Nurse is part of a professional interdisciplinary team within the Shannex Enhanced Care Division. The Registered Nurse is key to supporting our clients in our sites and upholding “Shannex Philosophy of Service”.
The Registered Nurse (RN) plans, directs, and evaluates total nursing care, and management of other nursing personnel on a shift and unit.
Duties & Responsibilities Include:
Assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, documenting and directing clients needs through consultation with medical professionals, care conferences and internal staff;
Providing leadership to health services staff and overseeing provision of quality health services respecting the client’s right to individualized planning of health services;
Development and implementation of client directed Care Plans.
Working with the existing management and health services teams to promote communication and compliance to policies, procedures and applicable legislation.
Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of client care plans.
Administers and records prescribed medication as per company policy and scope of practice.
Maintains the standards of accurate and complete documentation and reporting.
Applies dressings and treatments according to physician’s orders and policy
Assists with supervision and evaluation of job performance and behavior of other health care staff.
Graduate of approved School of nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
Current registration with the provincial college of Registered Nurses
Current First Aid and CPR certification;
Palliative / Hospice Care experience required;
Previous experience in working with the clients in long-term care or a senior’s independent living environment required.
The following would be considered assets:
Strong leadership and assessment skills plus the ability to multitask in this fast-past, yet rewarding environment;
Alzheimer’s & other Dementia Care course, U-First training preferred;
Demonstrated supervisory skills and experience with evaluating employee job performance;
Demonstrated computer skills and experience with electronic information systems;
Ability to supervise staff including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
“Great People Striving for Great Things” is one of the pillars of our Strategic Plan. Shannex is committed to offering the best environment for employees where everyone takes pride in their work and in the organization. Our staff are committed to service excellence and are supported with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are building a culture that supports the balance between work and personal life.
We offer a comprehensive compensation package, attractive benefits plan, shift and weekend premiums, on –site parking, and flexible scheduling and Canadian Nurse Portability as per Collective Agreement.
If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career and make your mark in a rapidly growing organization please apply by March 14th, 2014
All applicants will be kept in strict confidence.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted