Out of Province Liaison Nurse

Health PEI


Out of Province Liaison Nurse (RN4)

Health PEI

Location – Moncton, New Brunswick

Casual (PEINU) Position

(Commencing Immediately)

Open To The Public

With Preference Given To The PEINU Bargaining Unit Of Health PEI

Health PEI values the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that a diverse, equitable and inclusive work-place culture can bring. Not only does this help us deliver better outcomes, more innovation, but it also creates a safer space for our patients when our employees are more reflective of the communities we serve. It is important for us to create an environment where our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work and challenging the status quo to make Health PEI a better more inclusive employer and healthcare system. We recognize we have more work to do but finding intentional ways to grow our understanding and support of those who have faced barriers due to accessibility, ethnicity, ancestry, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, language or other grounds is a key priority for us. We encourage underrepresented groups to join our team, be yourself, and help us achieve our vision of for an inclusive workplace and healthcare system.

The Out of Province Liaison Nurse (OOPLN), reporting to the Manager of Patient Flow and System Utilization, is a designated resource for patients, families and health care providers in support of patients from Nova Scotia(NS) and Prince Edward Island (PE) who are receiving out-of-province health care services in New Brunswick. The Liaison Nurse promotes and facilitates the safe and timely repatriation of appropriate patients to their home province of PE and NS. The OOPLN maintains effective communication with interdisciplinary health care team members in Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island to ensure the most efficient utilization of out of province hospital and health services. In addition, the OOPLN provides support in arranging appropriate ongoing health services in NS and PE.

Duties include:

– Maintaining current information on NS and PE patients hospitalized in New Brunswick and other jurisdictions including records regarding all patient related inquiries, contacts, transfers and referrals;

– Conducting regular patient rounds at the Moncton Hospital and GDH (Georges Dumont Hospital) and phone rounds to Saint John Regional Hospital to actively promote the timely repatriation of NS and PE patients.

– Communicating and collaborating regularly with patients, families and health care professionals in organizing timely and effective discharge plans;

– Conducting necessary referrals as appropriate and communicating with NS and PE facilities, agencies and support


– Coordinating and organizing the delivery of out of province assistance and support services, including travel, meals, and accommodations, for patients and essential escorts; in compliance with existing policies;

– Educating and providing information to out of province professionals regarding the policies, capabilities and limits of NS and PE health services;

– Ensuring appropriate implementation of currently approved and applicable legislation, policies, standards and guidelines of each participating hospital or agency;

– Regularly communicating with and providing the Manager of Patient Flow & System Utilization, the Out-of- Province Referral Coordinator and the Provincial Bed Coordinator with information on any changes which may impact out of province health services, or patient situations that may directly or indirectly impact the efficient delivery and/or utilization of health services;

– Maintaining the electronic out of province patient list with current information on PEI patients in NB hospitals;

– Identifying and reporting issues or gaps in service continuity for further investigation;

– Conducting data collection, analysis and research related to best practices and strategies to enhance patient flow and system utilization;

– Participating in the development of policies, standards and guidelines related to patient flow and system utilization as a committee member or chair with internal and external committees; and other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

– Baccalaureate in Nursing is required.

– Current registration with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick or eligibility for registration with NANB.

– Written and spoken competence in both English and French would be an asset.

– Strong clinical knowledge, along with a comprehensive understanding of acute and community health care settings and services within the Maritime Provinces.

– Strong systems thinking, critical analysis, collaboration, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills are required.

– Proven ability to work effectively as a reliable member of a team and independently with minimal supervision and adapt to a changing/evolving environment.

– Demonstrated initiative, judgment and dependability in completing work assignments.

– Proficient in the use of computer software programs (ie. word processing, data spreadsheets, presentations and relevant health software applications).

– Proven skills in data collection, analysis and research related to health program planning and development.

– Flexibility for in and out of province travel is required.

– The successful applicant must have a good previous work and attendance record.

Covid-19 Immunization:

Notice to all External Applicants. All new hires are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination before their start date as per Health PEI’s Covid-19 Immunization and Management Policy. In the event that a new hire is unable to be vaccinated as a result of a medical exemption, you will be required to submit supporting documentation to Employee Health / Wellness and Safety.

Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. The successful candidate will be the only individual receiving written notification of competition results. The “Notification of Successful Candidates” list posted on the Employment Opportunity board will serve to inform all other applicants of competition results.

Salary Range: $43.76 – 54.76 per hour

Bi-Weekly Hours: Casual/ On Demand

Posting Id: 154776

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $43.76-$54.76 per hour

Work Location: One location

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