18 Apr 2017

Full-Time Registered Nurse, Maternal/Child – YRH


Job Description

 Registered Nurse, Maternal/Child – YRH

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.  We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Responsibilities: Responsible to the Nurse Manager or designate of the Maternal/Child Unit or reassigned units for provision of direct and indirect patient care in collaboration with other health care providers, patients/residents and families. The Nurse will demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice, maintain appropriate clinical competencies, participate on committees and interdisciplinary teams and contribute to a healthy workplace while practicing in accordance with professional standards. Provide specialized Family centered nursing care to Obstetrical, Gynecological and Pediatric patients. Provide counseling, education and care which is evidence-based and assists the patients to attain an optimal level of rehabilitation and quality of life. Collaborate with the patient, significant others, and members of the health care team. Use a consultative approach to provide clinical support to patients/families/residents.


  • Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Recent relevant maternal child nursing experience
  • Previous experience in Obstetrical, Gynecological and Pediatric Nursing
  • Current CPR, Basic Life Support Level-C certification
  • Current Code Management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families, other health care providers and staff, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development
  • Displays a patient/client service attitude
  • Demonstrates knowledge in Maternal/Child, Gynecological care
  • Certification on ALSO, ACORN, a recognized Breastfeeding Certification and NRP or willingness to obtain
  • Shared Competencies ( or willingness to obtain ) :
  • N.G. Feedings-Infant, Oxytocin Induction, Removal of Sutures & Drains, Initiation of IV Therapy, Immunization, Adult & Pediatric IV Therapy, Removal of Epidural Catheter, Performing Vag Exams, Administration of Meds via IV Push, Access Port-A-Cath, Blood Glucose Monitoring, Prostaglandin for Induction of Labour, Initiate & Interpret FH Monitoring, Removal of Surgical Packing, Chest Tubes, Chest Auscultation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult patient teaching principles
  • Ability to organize and prioritize patient/resident care
  • Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in crisis situations and be accountable for decisions
  • Basic computer skills-Network access-Meditech
  • Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as fine motor dexterity and adjust to varying work loads
  • Must be able to perform duties that involve lifting, bending and stretching



  • Certification in Perinatal Loss Support
  • CNA Certification in Perinatal Nursing
  • Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

 Registered Nurse, Maternal/Child – YRH

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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