Competition # 420-30-01-19 Temporary Full Time RN/LPN

Competition #:420-30-01 10-19                   Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse

  Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      October 28, 2019

Posted Date: October 1, 2019           Close Date:    October 10, 2019

Reg/Temp: Temporary                     Full/Part:        Full-time

            Tentative end date Oct 28, 2020 (1yr) (subject to change)

Union:       NSNU/UNIFOR

Applications are accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs approx. 270 staff in various Departments.

RN Skills & Abilities required – Key focus areas are: Leadership, Care Standards Consistency, Team Coordination, and Delivery of Competent Nursing Care.

Qualifications required – RN or BScN at an accredited School/College of Nursing.  Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of NS.  Recent experience in geriatric setting preferred.    Demonstrate competency in team building, conflict resolution, delegation, and leadership.  Current CPR certification required with annual updates and annual WHMIS required. For further details See RN Job Description on the home’s website for Registered Nurse

LPN Skills & Abilities Required: refer to LPN (Job) Description.

Qualifications required – LPN at an accredited School/College of nursing.  Current license with the College of License Practical Nurses of NS.  Minimum of 1-year experience with Medication Administration.  Recent experience in geriatric setting preferred.  Recent experience as Team Lead or Supervisor of CCA staff/equivalent preferred.  Current CPR certification required with annual updates and annual WHMIS require

Hours of Work

DDNN or LONG WEEK/SHORT WEEK (rotations using a Smooth bank)

Rotation shall be determined at hire.

Hours –12 hr. Days & Nights and Weekends as per rotation

Salary: Based on Service years on NSNU/UNIFOR current scale (or experience)

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –Yes

Vacation, holiday – Yes

Sick benefits- yes following probation period (720 hrs. RN & 528 for LPN)

Health Benefits – Yes

Gym Membership – Corporate Rate available


Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically, interviews are held within two to three weeks of closing date.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.  This is an NSNU/UNIFOR bargaining unit position.  Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Additional Information: Internal applicants to apply using the Internal Application Forms and external to send cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey -Human Resources Coordinator902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: