Competition #:420-34-11 17 -21         Permanent Full Time     Registered Nurse

Nov 17, 2021

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

Competition #:420-34-11 17 -21          Job Title:         Registered Nurse

  Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: December 24, 2021      Close Date:    Open until filled

          Reg/Temp: Permanent                  Full/Part:    with     Full Time 

          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 R.K. is seeking a kind, caring, compassionate person, with a genuine interest in Long Term Care.  The R.K. is looking for a RN who has strong critical thinking and leadership skills who enjoys working independently, as well as collaboratively within a team, continuous learning, and working to their full scope.

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.  Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

See Complete RN Job Description on the home’s website for Registered Nurse @

Hours of Work

12 hr. DDNN Rotation

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

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –Yes (Can defer for three (3) mos.)

Vacation, holiday – Yes

Sick benefits- yes following probation period (720 hrs. RN)

Health Benefits – Yes (HANS, Health (Travel), Dental, LTD, Life, Pension, and optional’ s

Gym Membership – Corporate Rate available with Good life

Closing Statement: Thank you for your interest in this position. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  This is a NSNU bargaining unit position. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. 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.  Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email:

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting