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Organization Overview Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding career in nursing? Join the VON team and make a difference in the lives of our clients in your community by delivering exceptional care. VON nurses collaborate with community health teams to provide client-centred health care in homes, community settings and clinics. VON is Canada’s largest, national, not-for-profit home and community care organization. We’ve been offering high-quality, innovative care and supports since 1897. Come work with us - it’s a job that matters!
Position Title Registered Nurse-Regular Part Time (.5)
Employee Group Part-Time
FTE Status 0.5
On Call Yes
Program/Department Visiting Nursing, Shift Nursing, Other Nursing
Job Summary Nurses who join our team receive diverse assignments and ongoing clinical education and training opportunities. We support our employees by offering a work environment that strives to reinforce work life balance. Corporate values of respect, participation, responsiveness and courage are upheld. These positions will be of interest to nurses who value client teaching, communication, autonomy and decision-making, and find community nursing challenging and rewarding.
Responsibilities Caring for clients in the community, home setting. Working independently as well as collaboratively with various health care disciplines. Assessment and observational skills, therapeutic communication and holistic nursing. Palliative, end of life care, care of clients of varying ages, and wound care. Work within the full scope of RN practice.
  • Registration with RNANS and a graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Some previous clinical experience, with knowledge of the community-nursing model of care
  • Demonstrated competencies in observation, independent assessment and health education
  • Proficient in clinical nursing skills, and ability to read and interpret technical and clinical instructions related to client care 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A valid NS driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Valid CPR C / First Aid required
  • Knowledge of wound care an asset
  • Computer knowledge an asset
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other health care disciplines.
Other Relevant Information Hours of work are 8:00am - 4:00 pm with an on call requirement.
Date Posted 9/9/2013
Deadline Date 9/19/2013
Site Tri-County District
City Digby County
Province Nova Scotia [NS]
Compensation & Benefits Overview VON Canada offers:

Career advancement opportunities
Training and skills development
Flexible hours
Competitive compensation
Group benefit coverage
Pension plan
Employee assistance program
Employee recognition programs
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