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Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence (NSWOC)

Nova Scotia Health

835 E River Rd, New Glasgow, NS B2H 3S6, Canada
Temporary Hourly PT long-assignment (40% FTE) x 1 position(s)
$41.40 - $47.15 hourly

Job Description


Reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence (NSWOC) provides leadership and applies evidence-based, advanced nursing knowledge, skills and judgement specific to wound, ostomy, and continence care in providing care to all individuals. As an independent practitioner within an inter-professional and collaborative team, the NSWOC acts as a resource and consultant for healthcare professionals and provides education and support to patients and families.

Hours of Work

Part-Time (40%) Position; 30 hours biweekly Long-Assignment, commencing as soon as possible for approximately one year Dates are approximate and may be subject to change

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program. If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives

​This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSNU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health 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 Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and 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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  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing.

  • Graduate of an accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP).

  • Current membership with the Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Canada (NSWOCC).

  • Minimum five (5) years nursing experience.

  • The ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

  • Current Heart & Stroke certification in BCLS.

  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong decision making, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Experience developing education tools and providing education to staff, patients and families.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively and effectively with patients, families and health care professionals.

  • Current WHMIS Certification.

  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Outlook.

  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.


  • B.Sc.N or BN degree.

  • Minimum one (1) year experience with ostomies, complex wound care and continence.

  • Current Heart & Stroke Certification in ACLS.

  • Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention/willingness to enroll.

  • Two (2) years recent demonstrated continuing nursing education.

  • Previous work attendance may be considered.

  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

Company/Organization Description

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

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