Nutrition & Food Services Supervisor
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Shelburne, NS
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community-based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager of Nutrition and Food Services (NFS), the Nutrition and Food Service Supervisor is responsible for the front-line supervision of employees, day-to-day operations, meal service and delivery and, ensuring safe and efficient operations of assigned work areas. The Supervisor acts as an ambassador and liaison within the integrated model of Nutrition and Food Services and is a resource and leader for employees in the area and remote sites. As part of the management team, assists in carrying out administrative and operational functions within designated area(s) and in accordance with NFS strategic plan. The Supervisor is committed to patient safety through continued quality assurance and improvements (food safety) and coordination of tasks.


  • Completion of a recognized course in Food and Nutrition Management or Nutrition post-secondary degree (preferred)
  • Journeyman Cook Certification is an asset
  • Completion of an Advanced Food Safety Certification and HACCP Training
  • Experience in food service or clinical nutrition management or leadership and operations required, minimum of two (2) years' preferred (recent relevant experience within the last 5 years)
  • Experience preferred in a health care setting and unionized environment
  • Knowledge of and experience in customer focused food service operations; room service model preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities/staff management/coaching in a unionized environment; Hire, Develop & Retain Solid Performers
  • Demonstrated judgement, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated communication skills, written and oral
  • Demonstrated accountability (fiscal, quality improvement, food safety, effective use of food resources, policy implementation/create supportive environments for healthy eating, marketing)
  • People focused; demonstrated ability to build internal and external collaborative relationships; Understanding and Responding to Stakeholder Needs & Values Relationship with our Stakeholders.
  • Provide Customer Focused Service Supporting Person Centered Care; Deliver Customer Focused Quality Service
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and positive change management orientation – Approaches problems as opportunities for system process improvement.
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. Takes action to address challenges
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practice and organization health
  • Demonstrates a Commitment to Customers and Service
  • Commitment to creating a Culture of Nutrition where Food is Valued for its Role in Health & Recovery
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and manage time in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work outside a set schedule/beyond normal working hours as required
  • Travel to other sites or throughout the province is required. Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work

  • Long-assignment, part-time 40% position; 30 Hours bi-weekly
  • Approximate start date of August 16, 2019 and an expected end date of August 16, 2019 (Approx. 12 months)
  • Dates are subject to change
Salary Information

$24.8944 - $31.1179 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date. Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid Registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy. Only online applications are accepted.

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