Summer 2021: Nursing Student/Resident Support Worker

  • Location: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm


Upon successful completion of onsite clinical training, the RN Student/Resident Support Worker (RSW), under the direction of the Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse, assumes responsibility for the provision of personal care for residents based on their individual care plans.

  • The RN Student/RSW is also responsible for participating in recreational activities and cross training to assist in enriched housing as needed in order to fulfil the required responsibilities.
  • The RN Student/RSW is responsible to ensure residents are provided care in a clean and safe environment while allowing residents to exercise their greatest degree of independence.
  • The incumbent is required to maintain a high skill level through participation in training and continued competencies as outlined by the Glen Haven Manor and CUPE.
  • This position may require shift work.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to take further training as deemed necessary to fulfil the job requirements.
  • The RN Student/RSW exhibits sound judgment and initiative while working within the Mission, Vision and Strategic Directions of Glen Haven Manor.
  • Currently enrolled in a RN or LPN nursing program and have completed your first year of schooling, preference will be given to persons with Alzheimer’s Training and Palliative Care Training.
  • Current CPR Training
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check
Core Competencies
  • The RN Student/RSW requires excellent assessment skills and the ability to interact professionally with patients/residents, families, other health care providers and staff with a pleasant and cooperative attitude, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams within their assigned areas, as well the ability to adapt and understand patients/residents needs, assisting them in meeting their fullest physical and emotional potential.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as moving and mobilizing patients; varying workloads, exposure; dealing with stressful situations relating to agitated, confused, aggressive, or hostile behaviour of patients/residents.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate regular attendance in current and previous employment.
  • The ability to make critical decisions in a timely fashion is essential.
  • The incumbent requires organizational skills and the ability to prioritize their own work.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts as well as be available for call-in
  • Provide all activities of daily living for the residents
  • As per the CUPE Collective Agreement ($17.22/hr plus shift\weekend premiums)
Benefits & Advantages
  • 12 hour shifts
  • Competitive Wages
  • Energy Flow Centre
  • Recruitment Incentives
  • Attendance Rewards
  • Recognition Celebrations
  • Union Membership
  • YMCA & GoodLife Corporate Rates
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Style Choice Options of Employer Provided Uniforms

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Janice L Jorden
Employee Relations Specialist
739 East River Road
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
B2H 5E9