May 27, 2024

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home

64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish, NS.  B2G 1W7

 Competition # 420-18-05-27-24   Temp PT .20 FOOT CARE NURSE

(Cover Sick to Mat Leave 18-21 mos.) Subject to change  (Post date May 27, 2024) Unifor Position

The Home is seeking a dynamic, compassionate person; committed to excellence and quality practice environments; with demonstrated team leading skills; and enthusiastic about a profession in Long Term Care to fill the role of Foot Care Nurse.  Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Foot Care Nurse is responsible for ensuring that the quality of the Foot Care services of our residents compliant with legislation and standards

Key Responsibilities:

Demonstrates the ability to support the image of the Home and to embrace the changes that enable the homes vision.  Demonstrates alignment of values and goals with those of the organization.  Demonstrates well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written and is able to communicate effectively at all levels and in a timely manner.  Acts with integrity and is accountable for outcomes contributing to the reputation and success of the organization. Promote and maintain the safety of residents, staff, and visitors as a strategic priority for the home at all times.  Promotes excellent service delivery, as it is integral to the reputation and ongoing success of the Home. Awareness and respect for the diversity of our residents and staff.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Valid registration with a provincial nursing College, as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
  • Advanced foot care nurse training and certification preferred.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment or clinical setting an asset.
  • Experience in caring for individuals with diabetes and/or vascular disease, compression therapy an asset.

Experience Required:

Experience in a health care setting, preferably 2 years previous experience within a Long-Term Care or Hospital environment.

Competencies specific to position:

Excellent communication, interpersonal and listening skills, Excellent attention to detail, Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet to deadlines, demonstrated professional and positive behavior, Professional and friendly approach, display a proactive manner, ability to multi task, and adaptability, and reliable, with regular and consistent attendance is essential.

Hours of Work:           Unifor Union Position: Regular Part-time .20 FTE Hours (16 hours biweekly) and Days (Flexible) as to meet requirements.

Salary:                          Competitive Salary commensurate with education and experience based on Current Unifor Scale

Benefits:                        Health (Travel), Dental Life, and Pension Plan (BlueCross/NSEHPP (HANS), Corp rate

Gym membership (Good life)

Deadline                        June 3, 2024

Start date:                    Immediately

Apply by:                    Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator by email or fax:  or fax 902 863-4437

 For more information, please contact HR at (902) 863-2578 ext. 292.

Job description:           Can be viewed in its entirety on the home’s website @

================================================================================The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home provides patient centred care to 136 residents with approximately 290 care partners. The home is filled with people who care deeply about providing excellent resident care and who are committed to creating a safe work environment. If you are looking for an opportunity in a patient centred home than we are the place for you.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favourable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment.