Licensed Practical Nurse – 3 East Medical Surgical Inpatient Unit

Licensed Practical Nurse – 3 East Medical Surgical Inpatient Unit

Req ID: 120368

Location: Central Zone, Dartmouth General Hospital

Company: NSHA

Department: OPCZ 3 East Medical Surgical DGH

Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment (80% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: Nursing NSNU

Posting Closing Date: 21-Oct-21

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.


Under their scope of practice and in collaboration with patients and the health care team, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides care for patients with defined health challenges and predictable outcomes. As the acuity or complexity increases and/or outcomes are not predictable, the LPN, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides nursing interventions, within their scope of practice. The RN retains accountability for the assignment and/or delegation of patient care activities to the LPN, but the LPN is accountable for individual actions or practices.


  • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Current LPN registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing
  • Recent experience administering medications and/or a pharmacology course is required
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Long Assignment, Part-time (80%) position; 60 hours bi-weekly

Beginning November 7, 2021 with a duration of November 8, 2022

Dates are approximate and subject to change

Shift work including weekends and holidays

Flexible rotation

Salary Information

$28.33 – $30.42 hourly

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.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Nursing bargaining unit – NSNU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. 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.

Nova Scotia Health Authority

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