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Utilization Coordinator – Utilization

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Antigonish, NS posted March 30, 2022.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 130425
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern
Zone, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital  
Department: OPEZ Utilization SMRH

Type of Employment: Casual Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: Nursing Position
Posting Closing Date: 4-Apr-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.



About the Opportunity

This position is responsible to the Health Services Manager (or delegate) for the advance and support of the utilization program for acute care services.  This includes, but is not limited to assessment, coordination, support and evaluation of utilization processes and activities in hospitals across the zone. The Utilization and Flow Coordinator promotes optimal patient and clinical outcomes by assessing and facilitating management of care, utilization of zone resources and length of stay.  The Coordinator works collaboratively with the  Quality Management team Continuing Care, care and service teams/committees, health records staff, physicians and managers to identify utilization trends and issues, and to provide support and follow up as required.


The Utilization and Flow Coordinator is responsible for assessing and leading inpatient Alternate Level of Care (ALC) initiatives throughout the district, and is responsible for coordinating ALC functions at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.  The Coordinator is responsible for bed management and flow at the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital site.  They creatively and independently problem-solve, intervene at appropriate levels and evaluate outcome of interventions.  The Utilization and Flow Coordinator maintains communication with all other individuals involved in assisting with patient flow and efficiency.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:


  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience with demonstrated understanding of technical and/or clinical information related to acute care 
  • Current BLS-C (HCP) certification
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the continuum of care and knowledge of community resources.
  • Previous experience in a formal leadership role is preferred
  • Experience working in inter-disciplinary teams 
  • Experience with database, statistical, word processing, and graphical presentation packages required. 
  • Experience in data management an asset. 
  • Familiarity with hospital-based information systems, including abstracting, case mix groups and resource intensity weighting.  Understanding of CIHI hospital data/reports.
  • The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission and values of the Nova Scotia Health 
  • The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission and values of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Casual Relief Position

Compensation and Incentives

$37.05 – $43.39 Hourly

$44.91 Hourly with 25 years’ Nursing experience



Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Nursing bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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