Req ID: 112179
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Department: OPNZ Community Transitions Unit - CRH
Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment (60% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 21-May-21
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
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.
The Care Team Assistant is responsible to and works under the direction of the RN/LPN in providing care for the patient(s) which includes meeting their physical, social and psychological needs. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Maintaining and assisting with the activities of daily living according to the patient’s capabilities
Maintaining and assisting with mobility and ambulation as part of patient care
Recognizing the individuality of patients by involving them in decisions related to their care
Assisting in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care
Observing any unusual reactions, symptoms and incidents that may indicate changes in patient’s condition and reporting such to the RN / LPN on the unit
Recording appropriate information as determined by unit’s documentation system
Transporting, moving patients as required using proper body mechanics
Collecting and distributing reports, specimens, slips and supplies to the appropriate locations
Understand and utilize appropriate aseptic techniques
Performing tasks as designated under the direction of the supervising nurse
Additional responsibilities as required.
Grade 12 education or equivalent
Continuing Care Assistant Program plus provincial certification (or equivalent as defined by the employer)
WHMIS, BCLS, NVCI or equivalent required upon employment
Experience in caring for the elderly
Course in Alzheimer’s and related dementia course an asset
Basic Computer Skills
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.
Hours of Work
Long Assignment, Part Time (60%) Position; 45 hours bi-weekly
With an anticipated start date of May 28 2021 and an expected end date of January 31, 2022
Dates are approximate and are subject to change
$18.6678 - $20.1919 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.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE 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.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
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.