Expression of Interest: COVID-19 Testing Nurse (Open Call – No Deadline)

  • Location: Cape Breton University
  • Deadline: August 24, 2020 at 12:16 pm

**Please ignore the listed deadline of 30 August 2020**

CBU invites applications for a COVID-19 Testing Nurse to begin immediately after selection or shortly thereafter. The rate of pay for this position is $40.00 per hour.

The COVID-19 Testing Nurse will be responsible to perform the appropriate swabbing/specimen collection for the purpose of testing individuals for COVID19. Patient education and maintaining appropriate infection, prevention and control techniques are required.

The intention of the clinic is to test asymptomatic people, however there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 so strict adherence to infection prevention and control practices is a must.

You will be exposed to various disinfectant wipes as well as alcohol hand sanitizer.


  • Registered with the NSCN as an RN or LPN.
  • Must have strong communication skills, be able to stand for long periods of time and wear appropriate PPE. (face mask, gown, gloves and face shield).
  • Must be a critical thinker, with a willingness to learn appropriate techniques for specimen collection as well as donning and doffing PPE.
  • As part of the clinic team, you may be required to assist in the set up or tear down the clinic, stock shelves and disinfect work area as appropriate.

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department (in PDF format):

  • a resume and;
  • an active practicing license as an RN or LPN

to: Tyler MacKeigan, Human Resources Advisor

This is an open call for casual assistance and will close when the need no longer exists.

Applicants who apply by email will receive a return email confirming receipt. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected applicants will be contacted.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2