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Shift Supervisor - Emergency Department

Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre - Liverpool, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Req ID: 104715
Location: Western Zone, Queens General Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: EMG Emergency QGH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 15-Feb-21

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

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.


Reporting to the Manager of the Emergency Department or designate, the Shift Supervisor provides leadership at the point of care and is responsible for all facets of nursing care as defined within the unit and the scope of the RN nursing practice. In addition to providing direct patient care in the Emergency Room, the Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and utilization of inpatient and outpatient services for all nursing units at the Queens General site and works with Health Services Managers/Team Leaders to plan, coordinate and direct nursing units to ensure the safe, efficient use of patient services within the facility and the attainment of optimal health status for patients and families. In the absence of the Health Services Manager, the Shift Supervisor oversees the overall patient care services after regular business hours, and is the initial communications coordinator in a crisis situation, initiating the allocation of appropriate human resources and supplies.

Functioning within the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, the Shift Supervisor exercises leadership and critical thinking, while working within the Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Directions and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization.


  • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing
  • Currently registered or eligible to become registered with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years’ recent Emergency Nursing experience
  • Certification in the following: BLS-C; Advanced Nursing Procedures and Delegated Medical Arts; Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS); Trauma Nursing Care Course (TNCC)
  • Supervisory experience would be an asset
  • Labour management experience and/or knowledge of collective agreements
  • Knowledge and experience with the Canadian Trauma & Acuity Scale (CTAS)
  • Demonstrated abilities in leadership, critical thinking, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal effectiveness, with excellent time management, organizational and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a constantly changing work environment, and demonstrated commitment to professional development
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
  • Computer knowledge and experience, including Meditech, Microsoft Suite, E-mail, Internet
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Hours of Work
  • Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$37.0492 - $43.3874 hourly

$44.9061 hourly with 25 years' nursing experience

Based on qualifying criteria, successful candidates may be eligible for up to a $5,000 signing bonus for two years return of service. Successful candidates may also be eligible for up to $5,000 if relocating from outside of Nova Scotia.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSNU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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Liverpool, NSW

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