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At CRNNS, we believe in working hard while fostering an environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and solid communication. We understand that a strong foundation is built upon our greatest assets – our people – and this allows us to enhance all of the work we accomplish as a team with common goals.  CRNNS offers a strong, values-based work environment that supports professionalism, integrity, leadership and teamwork. In our 2015 Employee Satisfaction Survey, 100% of the CRNNS staff said they would “recommend CRNNS as a good place to work”.

Current Opportunities


The College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) is seeking the services of a Professional Conduct Consultant to join our dynamic team and contribute to our organization’s vision, mission and strategic plan.  The position will be a full-time one year term contract, with the possibility of extension.

The Professional Conduct Consultant is responsible for processing all written complaints not dismissed, informally resolved or authorized for resignation by the CEO & Registrar, from time of receipt of complaint until final resolution by the Complaints, Professional Conduct, Fitness to Practice or Reinstatement committees. The incumbent of this position serves as the main resource for Complaints, Professional Conduct, Fitness to Practice or Reinstatement committees.  The incumbent negotiates and develops formal agreements, setting out terms and conditions to be met for maintaining or reinstating licensure.   At this point in time, it is expected that the Professional Conduct Consultant will be primarily responsible for conducting investigations on behalf of CRNNS.

They work collaboratively with Policy and Practice Consultants to identify practice issues and trends that may require intervention from CRNNS. She/he works alone or with other service areas to develop and implement education documents and programs relative to CRNNS’ regulatory mandates and provides input into policy and legislative changes.

CRNNS is excited to be working with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses towards the creation of one nursing regulator for Nova Scotia, tentatively scheduled for early 2019.


  • A registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree in nursing and/or a master’s degree in nursing.
  • A Bachelor of Laws degree would be an asset.
  • Licence in good standing with a relevant regulatory body.
  • Experience in professional regulation.
  • Experience in the field of investigation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency i.e. Microsoft Office, internet and e-mail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in interviewing/ writing reports/ writing summaries of interviews and decisions.
  • Proficiency in the principles of decision-making and assisting people with decision-making skills.
  • Ability to adjust positively to multiple demands and shifting priorities.
  • Air and vehicle travel is required.
  • Candidates must hold a valid Nova Scotia driver’s licence.

In your cover letter, it is imperative that you address how you meet the above-noted qualifications, and, after reviewing the job description, please describe why you believe that you are the best candidate for this position.  Applications that do not contain this component may not be considered.

The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record, credit and credential check. No telephone or email enquiries please.

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Closing Date: August 13, 2018– 12:00 noon Atlantic

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