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.
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
•Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Bachelor degree in Nursing preferred •Currently registered as a RN, and in good standing with College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) or immediately eligible
•Minimum three (3) years’ recent experience as a RN in a primary care collaborative team setting or a relevant practice area required
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
The Registered Nurse, Family Practice (FPN) provides comprehensive and coordinated care to patients and their families as a member of the interprofessional/collaborative primary care team. The Registered Nurse partners with and complements other members of the health care team for the achievement of person and family-centered care, 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 RN independently provides safe, competent, compassionate, ethical nursing care to stable, predictable and unpredictable populations, and ensures the goals and needs of the patients and families are prioritized and individualized. The RN works collaboratively with the team to promote therapeutic relationships over time with patients, efficient and effective teamwork, and the optimal scope of practice for all team members through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans for patients, families and communities. The RN also contributes to population health using assessment, analytical and advocacy skills. Nursing services include advocacy, assessment and continuity of care, health promotion and disease prevention, patient education, liaison to community resources; supportive counseling and clinic coordination. Registered Nurses in Family Practice adhere to the CRNNS Standards for Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics. The FPN ensures expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration are integrated within the support that is provided by the work that they do and through the messages they deliver.Apply Now