Description Position at VON Canada (Nova Scotia)
Employment Status: Regular, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Program Name: Visiting Nursing
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Union/Bargaining Unit: NSNU
On Call: Yes
Portability of seniority as per collective agreement.
Are you passionate about helping people in your community live every day to the fullest?
A career at VON is more than just a job. It's an opportunity to use your talents to make a difference.
VON is looking for Nurses who have strong critical thinking skills, who enjoy working independently, continuous learning, and working to their full scope.
Our Registered Nurses provide acute nursing care to children, youth, adults, and seniors who require medical care in their homes.
VON offers an extended orientation for new nurses. New grads are welcome to apply!
Our Nurses provide:
- Client assessments
- Diabetes management
- IV medications
- IV/CVAD care
- Medication management
- Palliative care
- Patient and family teaching
- Wound care; incl. negative pressure wound therapy and complex wounds
- …and much more!
- To provide and manage high quality and effective nursing care to all individuals who are assigned to your 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 Nova Scotia College of Nurses
- Comply with all standards, policies, procedures and legislative requirements
- Participate as a member of the health care team in relevant committees and working groups
- Registration with NSCN and a graduate from an accredited school of nursing
- Demonstrated competencies in observation, independent assessment, and health education
- Experience providing nursing care to children, adults, and seniors an asset
- Can effectively use software for client documents & communication
- Experience conducting comprehensive nursing assessments
- Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- A valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
- Valid CPR C / First Aid required
- A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
- A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or a Child Abuse Registry Check may be required.
- Available to work flexible hours.
- Must able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Did you know about the federal government program for RN's working in rural areas? Work with us in a rural area and you might be eligible for the Government of Canada's Student Loan forgiveness program.
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: 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; Hand movements.
VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further details.
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 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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