Registered Nurse-Emergency


Reporting to District Manager, Emergency Services and Patient Flow, Annapolis Valley Health, the Registered Nurse works to full scope of practice as an independent practitioner within an inter-professional and collaborative team, providing holistic (addressing bio, psycho, social, cultural and spiritual needs), and comprehensive care for individuals, families, groups, populations and communities across the continuum of care. The RN provides leadership and applies advanced nursing knowledge within specific practice settings, and in-depth nursing knowledge, skills and judgment in providing care to all individuals (includes families, groups, populations and communities).

The RN ensures that the principles and practices that guide AVH such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional  collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.


  • Diploma RN


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • Registered or eligible for registration in the Province of Nova Scotia
  • 2 years recent related emergency nursing experience
  • Knowledge of Unit-Specific equipment and technology
  • General computer proficiency is required
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification or commitment to obtain within orientation period
  • Demonstrated accountability for own practice
  • Demonstrated judgement and decision making skills
  • Strong client focus and ability to build solid client/practitioner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
  • Availability to work all shifts
  • Travel to other sites may be required

PREFERRED (considered an asset):

  • Post basic course in Emergency Nursing
  • Trauma Nursing core course
  • CTAS Course
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
  • AVH Geriatric Education Series (AGES) or equivalent Geriatric Education
  • CNA  Certification in Emergency Nursing
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification
  • Ability to communicate in both French & English

Terms of Employment as per current N.S.N.U. Collective Agreement and AVH Policies, Procedures and Practices

Position to commence as soon as suitable candidate is selected

Offers of employment contingent upon successful applicant providing a satisfactory Criminal Records Check as well as a Child Abuse Registry Check.

AVDHA has a smoke free and scent reduced policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.