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Head South...Way South
To South Western Nova Scotia – your new home and rewarding career in health services.

Don’t just head south for the winter – head south forever! With fulfilling career opportunities
and the promise of tranquil living, South Western Nova Scotia offers a unique experience. Here's Why


Live the Dream

As one of Atlantic Canada’s best kept secrets, South West Nova invites you to discover the
serenity of living and working in one of its characteristically charming communities.
Located on the most southerly tip of Nova Scotia, this attractive region hugs the coast,
creating a soothing climate of mild winters and hot, breezy summers.

 Whether you arrive by boat, car or plane, once you step foot on one of our region’s relaxing,
sandy beaches or brilliant rugged shores, you’ll instantly feel yourself come alive as you
 breathe in the fresh salt air. Looking around, you’ll marvel at the beauty and delight in the
many scenic vistas around each corner. And later, as you wander through lush forests and stroll
down friendly main streets, you’ll soon realize that South West Nova isn’t just another
tourist attraction -- it’s a community that really treasures life.

Ties That Bind

"I chose South Western Nova Scotia, because I like the lifestyle -- it is a great place to raise children.
Because our communities are close knit, I see staff going above and
beyond the call of duty to help our patients."
Donna Braun, Pharmacist.

Beauty Abound

"I love the community, it's beautiful and the people are friendly and outgoing.
Not to mention that I love my working environment -- the people I work with are excellent!"
Michelle Hilliard, RN

Safe, clean and friendly, the inspiring communities of South West Nova offer an array
of activities to suit any lifestyle. And, whether you arrive single, or with a partner or family,
we’re confident you’ll discover many reasons to stay.

"I moved to Nova Scotia from Calgary, Alberta, because I wanted to
live and work in a smaller urban or rural setting. Nova Scotia has proven to be a beautiful
place to work and live. I love the harbours, the quiet public beaches and the hilly forest
landscape. I am originally from rural New Brunswick and having lived in a large city for the past
 eight years I have developed a better appreciation for the quietude rural living offers.
As well, I have met many warm and neighbourly people since moving to Nova Scotia, which
has helped me to feel that I am part of a first-rate community." --
Robin Swift, Psychologist

To learn more about our area
download our recruitment brochure

Current Postings

Competition #

Closing Date


Career Title


004-2014R OPEN Casual Registered Nurse -
Maternal Child Unit
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
023-2015R OPEN Casual Registered Nurses (4) - Medical / Emergency Roseway Hospital
079-2015R OPEN Part-Time 20% Registered Nurse Cardiovascular Yarmouth Regional Hospital
NSHA-108-2015 OPEN Casual Registered Nurses (2) Emergency / Medical Unit Digby General Hospital
NSHA-AC-CY-2015-157C OPEN Regular
Physiotherapist  Rehabilitation Services & Seniors' Health/Community Rehabilitation Strait Richmond Area
NSHA-F16-5029 OPEN Temporary
Patient Care Manager - ER/ICU/Ambulatory Units Amherst
10356 OPEN Full-Time School Mental Health / School Psychologist III Cape Breton Area
10621 OPEN Temporary
School Mental Health Social Worker III E'toile de L'Acadie
10555 OPEN Regular
Psychologist IV - Child & Adolescent Services

Mental Health

Townsend Street

10624 OPEN Temporary
Psychologist III - Child & Adolescent Services

Mental Health

Townsend Street

NSHA-226-2015R OPEN Casual Shift Coordinator - Nursing Admin. Yarmouth Regional Hospital
NSHA-301-2015R OPEN Casual Staff Cook II - Journeyperson Roseway Hospital
NSHA-332-2015 OPEN Casual Residential Care Worker Harbourside Lodge
NSHA-063-2015R OPEN Part-Time 30% Registered Nurse - Medical Digby General Hospital
NSHA-088-2016R OPEN Casual Referral Assistant - Continuing Care Yarmouth, NS
NSHA-129-2016R OPEN Full-Time Echocardiographer Yarmouth, NS
NSHA-113-2016R OPEN Temporary Full-Time Registered Nurse - Medical Digby General Hospital
NSHA-157-2016R OPEN Temporary Part-Time 80%

Team Lead - Inpatient Psychiatry

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
NSHA-168-2016R OPEN Temporary Full-Time

Registered Nurse - 4 East

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
NSHA-124-2016R OPEN Temporary Full-Time Care Coordinator - Continuing Care Yarmouth
NSHA-052-2016R OPEN Full-Time Community Mental Health Nurse Roseway Hospital
NSHA-139-2016R OPEN Temporary Full-Time Falls Prevention Coordinator - Rehabilitation Services Yarmouth Regional Hospital
1024030 28 July 2016 Regular Full-Time

Administrative Assistant to Senior Director - Communications & Public Relations

Internal Applicants Only

1024016 28 July 2016 Regular Full-Time Internal Engagement Advisor - Communications & Public Relations Halifax
1024028 28 July 2016 Regular Full-Time Advisor - Issues Management & Stakeholder Relations St. Martha's Regional Hospital
NSHA-163-2016 29 July 2016 Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse - Medical Digby General Hospital
NSHA-188-2016 29 July 2016 Temporary Part-Time 40% Residential Care Worker Harbourside Lodge
1024053 01 August 2016 Regular Full-Time Assistant Project Manager - Building Infrastructure & Asset Management (BIAM) Variable within the Zone
NSHA-F17-5054 01 August 2016 Regular Full-Time Patient Care Manager - ER/ICU/Ambulatory Care Amherst
NSHA-AC-CY-2016-574 30 July 2016 Regular Full-Time Patient Care Manager St. Martha's Regional Hospital
NSHA-189-2016 31 July 2016 Temporary Full-Time Referral Assistant - Continuing Care Yarmouth
NSHA-00701 30 July 2016 Temporary Full-Time Human Resource Advisor - People & Organizational Development Within Western Zone
NSHA-AC-CY-2016-575 31 July 2016 Regular Full-Time Administrative Assistant - Primary Health Care St. Margaret's Regional Hospital
NSHA-00689 03 August 2016 Temporary Part-Time 50% Project Lead Interprofessional Palliative Ed & Capacity Building Variable within the Zones
1024061 31 July 2016 Regular Full-Time Provincial French Language Services Coordinator Variable within Zone
NSHA-179-2016R OPEN Part-Time 60% Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation Services Yarmouth/Shelburne/Digby Hospitals


How to Apply for a Posted Position


External Candidates:
Please complete both sides of an external application form by answering questions as fully as

you can. Make sure you quote the competition number for the position for which you

are applying at the top of the application form AND attach a current resume.


Submit a separate application form and resume for each competition. Completed and signed

applications can be faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or brought to the Human Resources Department.

Download External Application Form
Successful applicants will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check

and undergo a Child Abuse Registry Check.



Internal Candidates:
Please complete an internal application form, quoting the competition number at the top of the

application, and attach a current resume.


Submit a separate application form and resume for each competition. Completed and signed

applications can be faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or brought to the Human Resources Department.
Download Internal Application Form

Why do some vacancies say "Internal Applicants Only"?

We post over 300 position vacancies each year. Most of these vacancies are awarded

to qualified Internal candidates – people who are already Employees of health district. 

If there are one or more qualified Internal Employees for a vacancy, it may be posted as

Internal Only. This means the competition will be open to Internal candidates only.

External people (who are not currently employees) should not apply for these vacancies.

NOTE: All competitions will be posted as per the provisions of the applicable Collective Agreement.


How to be Considered for Non-Posted Employment Opportunities:
(Casual and short-term positions)
Complete both sides of an application form, answering all questions, and attach a resume. Please

indicate the position(s) applied for on the application form.


Please note:

Application forms require Microsoft Office 2003 or higher

in order to be  viewed and completed in the proper format. 

Your application must be received on or before the closing date indicated on the posting.


If you have any questions regarding employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at:


Human Resources

c/o Yarmouth Regional Hospital

60 Vancouver Street

Yarmouth, NS  B5A 2P5

Phone (902) 749-2307

Fax (902) 742-1475

Email: hr.yrh@nshealth.ca