The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Accessibility, Health and Counselling, the Nurse Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Health Clinic and the provision of student health services for campus along with response related to Sexual Violence Case Management. This position supervises and coordinates the activities of support staff as well as acts as liaison between the Doctors, students and the University, navigating the needs of all and creating collaborative solutions to issues identified. This position will provide primary nursing care services to students, faculty, staff and their families. Develops standards and procedures for the safe operation of the clinic and is accountable for the equipment and records management and maintenance. This position is also the Sexual Violence Case Manager. The Nurse Manager sits on various campus committees, provides education on health related matters to students and attends events as required.

The Nurse Manager works out of Student Health Clinic and reports to the Assistant Director, Accessibility, Health and Counselling.

Group affiliation for this position is with the Administrative, Professional, and Confidential Staff Group (APC). The position is evaluated at a Group 6 (salary range $63,200 - $81,441).

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What you'll need


To be the successful Nurse Manager you will possess an undergraduate degree or equivalent in experience and education; R.N Designation or BSc.N, B.N and a minimum of five (5) years of experience. You must have current licensing with Registered Nurses Association of Nova Scotia (RNANS) and Transportation of Dangerous Goods, or willingness to acquire. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced and team oriented environment and cross-cultural working experience. Demonstrated supervisory experience preferably in a unionized environment is required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sexual violence will be considered an asset. The successful candidate must have flexibility in working hours, some evenings and weekends may be required for sexual violence responding and student health matters.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

Are you interested?

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Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit to reference the job posting and description and click on "Apply through CareerBeacon" to submit your application or please click "Apply Now" on CareerBecaon.

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

The position will be posted on 23 September 2020 and applications should be received no later than 4:30pm on 06 October 2020. No telephone calls please.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here on the Saint Mary's University Human Resources website.

At Saint Mary's University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

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