Professional Conduct Consultant

Professional Conduct Consultant (14 Month Contract Position)
Nova Scotia College of Nursing

About the Nova Scotia College of Nursing
The Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) is the safeguard that ensures the public that all nurses in Nova Scotia have the education and skills they need to care for people safely, competently, ethically, and compassionately. The public trusts us to regulate the nursing profession in their interest and our staff are empowered to ensure public protection is our top priority. As an organization built on trust, we offer a supportive, professional and collaborative workplace for you to learn and lead. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures we inspire excellence both publicly and within our organization.

Job Summary
The Professional Conduct Consultant is a member of the Professional Conduct Services (PCS) team and leads the investigation process when a complaint about nursing practice is received. The Professional Conduct Consultant role is held to a high level of professionalism and must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality throughout the investigation process. The incumbent will understand the fundamentals of administrative law and will apply this understanding in their investigations, preparation of comprehensive investigation reports and communications. The Professional Conduct Consultant will actively contribute to the PCS team in meeting the NSCN vision, mission, values and strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
– Lead the investigation process on behalf of NSCN, including taking accurate witness statements, analyzing and summarizing key documents and witness statements and compiling evidence from multiple sources
– Facilitate open dialogue with complainants and other stakeholders in the investigation process
– Prepare comprehensive Investigative Reports
– Brief the PCS and Leadership team on emerging issues or trends noted during the investigation process
– Display exceptional professionalism throughout the investigation process
– Participate in and contribute to, regular PCS team meetings and strategic objectives

Skill Requirements:
– Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality while working with time-sensitive documents and reports
– Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
– Experience managing a high workload in a fast-paced environment
– Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and multi-task
– Able to work independently with little supervision

Education & Experience:
– Law degree, eligible to register with Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society (NSBS)
– Experience conducting investigation considered an asset
– LPN, RN or NP Designation with an applicable undergraduate degree is an asset
– 2 or more years legal and/or regulation experience an asset

The Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) is committed to creating a diverse environment. Qualified individuals from underrepresented groups who would contribute to the diversification and shared vision of our organization are encouraged to apply. NSCN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is representative of the communities we support.

Visit us at to learn more about the Nova Scotia College of Nursing. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, we invite you to apply to with your resume via email to: [email protected].

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Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 08/31/2022