Employment Opportunity – Health Care Consultant (Part-time/Term or Contract)


(Part-time/Term or Contract)

Bonny Lea Farm, located near Chester, Nova Scotia, has been providing supports to men and women who live with the challenge of intellectual and physical disabilities for over 40 years.  Our residential homes support 37 individuals and our vocational programs provide work and supports services to more than 45 people.  Our Board of Directors has recently committed to developing additional supports to allow our participants to live with us as long as it is practical.  To do this, we recognize the need to provide increased support and oversight of personal health requirements for the men and women who live with us. 

We require the services of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse on a contractual basis to act as a medical consultant in support of the medical and care needs of the men and women we support in our 9 homes.  This is a newly created role of 40 hours bi-weekly working with our senior leaders and our front-line staff to provide direction, assessment, and oversight to:

  • ongoing and emerging medical needs
  • medication administration systems
  • assistance with development and implementation of overall medical care plans

Candidates must be eligible for licensing with their appropriate professional body.  An understanding of the unique needs of adults who live with intellectual and/or physical disabilities will be an asset.  Well developed assessment and clinical skills, strong communication skills, and a previous history of working collaboratively with other health care services and providers to obtain the necessary medical responses will be a requirement. The position will report to the Managing Director and the work environment will include our residential homes and vocational day program.

Remuneration will be commensurate with provincial rates. The successful applicant may choose an employment contract or term employment arrangements. Any employment offer will be contingent upon a clear vulnerable sector criminal record check, satisfactory employment references, proof of a clear drivers abstract satisfactory to our insurer and proof of registration with the appropriate professional licensing body.

Interested applicants may direct their letter of application along with their CV no later than September 27, 2017 to:

Managing Director South Shore Community Service Association

5 Collicutt Road, PO Box 560

Chester NS B0J 1J0

Email:  douthouse@bonnyleafarm.ca

Fax:  902.275.2567


We thank all applicants for their interest. Candidates selected to participate in the interview process will be contacted no later than October 3, 2017.