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Nova Scotia Health

Job Title:Nurse Practitioner Locum – Digby, Nova Scotia
Salary (please specify hourly/monthly/yearly):$49.14 – $59.47 hourly
Application Open Date:July 11, 2022
Application Close Date:October 11, 2022
Job Time Commitment:Full Time
City/Region:Digby
Province/State:Nova Scotia

Description

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out http://www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About our NP’s

Come for a short time or stay for a while! We are recruiting Nurse Practitioners to be a part of our growing collaborative practice team, serving Digby and surrounding communities. Our team includes Nurse Practitioners, Family Physicians, a Family Practice Nurse, and a Licensed Practical Nurse working from our new, well-equipped health centre.

There is flexibility in your schedule and how you build your practice in a number of areas including minor procedures (i.e. excisions, IUD insertion/removal, cryotherapy), prenatal and well baby care, palliative care, long term care, chronic disease management to name a few. We also offer mentoring and educational opportunities to support providers new to work in rural settings.

Community Information

At the edge of some of the most dynamic marine wonders in the world, Digby offers a balanced lifestyle away from the hectic pace of a big city. With beautiful landscapes, centuries of history and home to world-famous seafood, Digby also features a wide variety of outdoor and active living opportunities such as whale watching, coastal excursions and hiking trails. All of this and more makes our family-focused community a fulfilling place for Nurse Practitioners to live and work. You can find out more about our town at http://www.Digby.ca

About the Opportunity

The Locum Program is focused on specific assignment opportunities for short term periods to address high staffing needs at Digby & Area Health Services Centre, Family Practice Team located adjacent to the Digby General Hospital.

Reporting to the Health Services Manager of Primary Health Care, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides comprehensive and coordinated care to patients as a member of an interprofessional/collaborative primary care team. The NP partners with and complements other members of the health care team for the achievement of person and family centred care, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and evaluation of patient health and treatment outcomes, screening and health promotion, early detection of illness and disease, chronic disease management, continuity and coordination of care and enhanced access to programs, services and community resources.

The primary care team works together to develop and deliver services to the entire population in the community cluster, including outreach to remote areas and services to meet the needs of priority populations. This position requires work at multiple sites and travel between various community locations throughout the area.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or would like to find out more, please contact Melanie Mooney, Health Services Manager at melanie.mooney@nshealth.ca or recruitment.services-wz@nshealth.ca to connect with a member of our Recruitment Team

Hours

Short assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Assignment duration from one (1) month to six (6) months

Shifts may include evenings, weekends, and holidays

Compensation and Incentives

$49.14 – $57.46 hourly
$59.47 with 25 years’ of RN experience

Successful candidates of the locum project will be eligible to receive a Completion Bonus of $1000 after completion of 162.5 hours worked. There is a one (1) month minimum with commitment determined upon hire. Successful candidates will also be eligible to receive reimbursement for mileage or airfare as appropriate, as well as for reasonable accommodation. Please Note: This incentive does not apply to internal employees who are already located at the site where the vacancy exists.

Requirements

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

•Masters of Nursing – Advanced Nursing Practice stream or equivalent nurse practitioner program
•Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner – Family/ All Ages, and in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) or eligible
•Recent experience working in a Nurse Practitioner role with family of all ages preferred
•Valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle
•Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred, and ability to work with language agency to deliver care to patients in other languages is considered an asset

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

Job Application Methods

Apply online at https://jobs.nshealth.ca/job-invite/131431/

Or contact Melanie Mooney, Health Services Manager at melanie.mooney@nshealth.ca for more information.