Competition #:  420-20-07-19-18        Permanent FT            Supervising RN

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

Competition #:  420-20-07-19-18                                Job Title:              Supervising RN

Dept.:   Nursing                                                                 Start Date:          Immediately

Posted Date: July 19, 2018                                           Close Date:        Opened until filled

Reg/Temp: Permanent                                                 Full/Part:             one (1) Full-time

Subject to change

Union:  NSNU

Applications 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.  The Supervising RN is accountable and responsible to role model our core values (CARES: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety) and demonstrate excellence in practice and to provide staff with assistance, support in the delivery of holistic, person-centered care. They must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to ensure effective communication with all members of the care team, especially the resident and their family. In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Core Values and our philosophy of person-centred care, the Supervising RN represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner

 Key Responsibilities

Implicit in this role is the responsibility for supervising and participating in the day-to-day provision of quality care for all residents. The Supervising RN is responsible to utilize leadership and management skills to identify and solve problems.  The Supervising RN is responsible for building and developing, for supporting and encouraging the development and continuance of a cohesive, responsive, cooperative care team that maintains a continual focus on a holistic approach to living. See complete Job Description on our website: (under Supervising RN).

Educational Qualifications

RN, B.ScN. preferred

Current registration with CRNNS


Food Safety Handlers Course

Willingness to participate CRNNS certification program pertaining to long-term care

Certificate in gerontology nursing [or willingness to obtain]

 Experience Required

Five years nursing experience in Geriatric Nursing
Previous supervisory experience

 Hours of Work

Permanent Full-time (Presently doing 8-4 pm M-F)

Hours – Days (Nights as required) subject to change


$31.59-38.41 per hour (based on yrs service levels NSNU)



Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (can defer for 3mos) NSHEPP

Vacation, holiday

Sick benefits- (following completion of Probation Period)

Health Benefits  HANS, (Dental, Health, etc)                    Gym Membership “Goodlife”

 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 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: