IWK Health Centre

Licensed Practical Nurse - Inpatient Psychiatry - Mental Health & Addictions (BB-89839)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


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, Inpatient Mental Health and Addictions, the Licensed Practical Nurse is a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provides safe, competent patient care within the full LPN scope of practice. This position requires thorough knowledge of human behavior in application of the nursing process. The LPN will develop a professional knowledge base and skills related to psychiatric nursing. This position is able to assess patient needs in collaboration with the patient and/or significant other and ensure therapeutic interventions are carried out, as well as act as a patient advocate and assist in promoting mental health. The LPN will work rotating shifts as assigned.

The duties of the Licensed Practical Nurse will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health Authority.


•Graduate of a recognized Licensed Practical Nursing Program and certified in Nova Scotia or eligible to become certified
•Able to function within the full LPN Scope of Practice
•Two (2) years (recent) clinical experience in Mental Health & Addictions

  • If there are no candidates with two (2) years' experience, those with one (1) year will be considered
  • If there are no candidates with one (1) year experience, those with six (6) months will be considered
  • If there are no candidates with six (6) months experience, those with no experience will be considered
  • •Successful completion/certification of Pharmacology Course
    •Ability to assist with situations requiring physical restraint
    •Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
    •Demonstrates ability to work well with others; be flexible, positive and maintain an objective approach; be self-directed and participate in problem solving using sound judgment
    •Ability to think critically, be decisive and cope skillfully with crisis situations
    •Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
    •Successful external applicants are required to provide a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

    PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

    Hours of Work

    Casual relief position; shifts include both Valley Regional Hospital and Chipman Facility.

    Salary Information

    Licensed Practical Nurse:

    $28.33 - $30.42 hourly

    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 - CUPE 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.

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