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Head South...Way South
To South West Health – 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 West Health 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 West Health, 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 this summer (2003) 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 district
download our recruitment brochure

Current Postings

Competition #

Closing Date


Career Title



of Interest



Registered Nurses (2) -

Emergency Department

Yarmouth Regional Hospital

214-2013R OPEN Part-Time 20% Registered Nurse -
Inpatient Psychiatry
Yarmouth Regional Hospital


of Interest

OPEN When Needed

Licensed Practical Nurses - ICU

Internal Only at this Time

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
264-2013R OPEN Casual Registered Nurse - Medical/ED Roseway Hospital
004-2014R OPEN Casual Registered Nurse -
Maternal Child Unit
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
246-2014RR OPEN Casual Registered Nurse -
Renal Dialysis Unit
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
247-2014R OPEN Full-Time Registered Nurses -
Specialty Unit Float
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
249-2014RR OPEN Full-Time Nurse Practitioner Islands Health Centre
051-2014R OPEN Temporary Part-Time 50% Respiratory Therapist Yarmouth Regional Hospital
312-2014R OPEN Full-Time Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation Services Yarmouth Regional Hospital
298-2014R OPEN Full-Time

Registered Nurse - Team Leader - Medical/ALCU

Roseway Hospital
303-2014R OPEN Temporary Full-Time Mental Health Clinician SchoolsPlus - CSAP Yarmouth Mental Health & Addiction Services
295-2014R OPEN Temporary Full-Time Registered Nurse - 4 North Yarmouth Regional Hospital
330-2014R OPEN Full-Time Nurse Practitioner Barrington/Clark's Harbour, NS
251-2014R OPEN Full-Time Registered Nurse -
Emergency Department
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
252-2014R OPEN Temporary Full-Time Registered Nurse -
Emergency Department
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
282-2014R OPEN Temporary Full-Time Registered Nurse -
Emergency Department
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
331-2014R 30 November 2014 Full-Time Occupational Health Nurse South West Health District
364-2014 28 November 2014 Casual Shift Operator 4th Class - Plant Operations Digby General Hospital
365-2014 28 November 2014 Casual Shift Operator 4th Class - Plant Operations Yarmouth Regional Hospital
371-2014R OPEN Full-Time Registered Nurse - Emergency Yarmouth Regional Hospital
092-2014R OPEN Casual Continuing Care Assistants - ALCU Digby General Hospital
362-2014R OPEN Full-Time Community Mental Health Nurse Roseway Hospital
392-2014 04 December 2014 Temporary Full-Time Environmental Services Worker
Internal Only at This Time
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
PHA-VP, People 08 December 2014 Full-Time Vice President, People Provincial Health Authority
393-2014 05 December 2014 Temporary Part-Time 50% Administrative Assistant - Occupational Health Yarmouth Regional Hospital
390-2014 06 December 2014 Full-Time Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit Yarmouth Regional Hospital


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"?

South West Health posts over 300 position vacancies each year. Most of these vacancies are awarded

to qualified Internal candidates – people who are already Employees of South West Health.

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 South West Health 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@swndha.nshealth.ca