Req ID: 106787
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII
Department: PERI HI P.A.C.U.
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Support NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 11-Mar-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.
Reporting to the Health Services Manager and working under the direction of the Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse, the Patient Attendant is responsible for supporting patient care activities in their work area including: patient care; assisting in the movement and transportation of patients; cleaning equipment and work areas; maintaining equipment and handling of sterile items.
Current certification in CPR
Current certification in WHIMIS
Previous Patient Attendant experience an asset
Must be able to respond quickly to unexpected situations and work effectively in emergency situations
Ability to lift and move patients using proper body mechanics and/or lifting devices
Ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team
Must have highly developed interpersonal skills
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Hours of Work
Permanent, full time position; 75 hours biweekly
$18.6676 - $20.1920 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. This is a Support bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. 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.
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