The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS

Become a member of the GEM family! We offer an inclusive and welcoming work environment with competitive benefits, a generous vacation plan and plenty of learning opportunities. At GEM we strive to provide the best care, service, and quality of life for our residents in a safe, dignified, home-like environment. From housekeeping to administering medication, our staff is both the foundation and the face of our business.

Location: The Admiral Long Term Care Centre - Dartmouth

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Types: Full-time, Part-Time, Casual


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Morning shift
  • Weekends as needed

Salary: Up to $53,000.00 per year

What you'll do



  • Work with fellow employees and Management to promote a positive atmosphere for residents, their families and visitors
  • Work with residents' family members and other healthcare providers to develop care plans
  • Encourage and assist in maintaining the autonomy of residents whenever possible
  • Maintain accurate documentation and charting for residents' files, incident reports etc.
  • Administer client medications according to care plan and document accordingly
  • Act as a resource, role model and supervisor of other staff while on duty
  • Procedure and policy administration
  • Orientation of new nursing staff
  • Process physician orders and ensure they're sent to the pharmacy in a timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning residents, staff and organizational information

What you'll need



  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Long Term Care setting or Home Care
  • Strong leadership and excellent nursing assessment skills
  • Current standard First Aid and CPR certification
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written in English
  • Respectful, hard working and compassionate above all else
  • Dependable and reliable with a good attendance record
  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination
  • Graduate of an approved school of Practical Nursing
  • Palliative Care course an asset
  • Knowledge in Point Click Care electronic charting is an asset
  • PIECES Trained preferred

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A little bit about us

GEM Health Care Group

GEM Health Care Group is a Nova Scotian, family run business which has been enhancing the lives of seniors in the communities where they operate since 1979.
We continue to remain a leader in transforming how health care is delivered to seniors in Nova Scotia and we strive to provide the best care, service, and quality of life for our residents in a safe, dignified, home-like environment.
GEM currently operates various levels of seniors' care facilities throughout Nova Scotia, Ontario, and in Hollywood, Florida.

Are you interested?

Work With Us


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking