Clinical Support Nurse Temporary Full Time Position (1 yr Term)

May 15, 2024

Clinical Support Nurse

Temporary Full-time (1 yr. term 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 Clinical Support Nurse.   Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, The Clinical Support Nurse develops and facilitates the supervision of current and future nursing students working in the role of CCA (Continuing Care Assistant).  The Clinical Support Nurse will impart knowledge, experience, and skillset to nursing students to improve clinical practice in nursing.

Key Responsibilities:

Facilitate and oversee clinical placement (orientation/ mentoring) of RPL (Program) CCA students & other nursing students

based on skill needs of students. Evaluates and documents training, mentorship, and educational process’s outcomes.

Communication: through personal behavior and interactions and consistently demonstrate a humanistic, affiliative approach

to relationships. Orientation and Skills/ Education.  Contributes to Continuous Quality Improvement Initiatives in the

Nursing Department and participates in Committees/teams as required.


-Demonstrated Clinical nursing skills. -Must have good oral and written communication skills.

-Must have great interpersonal skills. -Must possess critical thinking skills.

-Must have organizational and mentoring skills. -Must possess relationship-building skills.

-Ability to assess and identify the learning needs of staff and recommend appropriate educational programs to meet those needs. -Experience in the MS Office suite of programs is an asset. Demonstrated leadership in a unionized environment

-Knowledgeable in providing Personal Care. Scope of Practice and CCA Competency Framework.

-Recent training in Safe Lifting & Handling Transfer Training & knowledge of Transfer Codes

Educational Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited LPN school with current license registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)

Certification in CPR, WHMIS, Food Handlers, Dementia/Alzheimer, Palliative care courses and Gentle Persuasion Approach (GPA)

Minimum of three years clinical experience

Teaching experience would be an asset

Mentor or Instructor Certification an asset

Required Experience

Recent clinical experience, including medication administration and leadership duties

Experience in geriatric LTC setting an asset

Competencies specific to position

Resident centered focus (builds positive family relations), Communication (adapts communication to others), Conflict Management (anticipates and addresses sources of potential conflict), Self & Community Awareness (recognizes emotions & being pro-active), Teamwork (fosters Teamwork) and ability to work successfully with all levels in a team environment

Hours of Work:                 Non-union Regular Temporary full-time (1.0 FTE) – Typically 40 hrs per week, hours to flex as necessary i.e., weekend and afterhours, evenings, nights.

Salary:                                Competitive Salary commensurate with education and experience

Benefits:                              Health (Travel), Dental Life, and Pension Plan (Manulife/NSEHPP (HANS), Corp rate for Gym
Deadline                             May 30, 2023

Start date:                          Immediately

Apply by:                             Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator by email or mail: or in person at 64 Pleasant Street Antigonish NS B2G 1W7, 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. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities.  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.