Immediate Need for COVID-19 Workers: RN, LPN, CTA/CCA, Emergency Support Aide, Site Screener, Clerical, Unit Aide, and Utility Worker)

  • Location: Various sites and community based locations throughout Nova Scotia Health
  • Deadline: September 4, 2020

Immediate Need for COVID-19 Workers (RN, LPN, CTA/CCA, Emergency Support Aide, Site Screener, Clerical, Unit Aide, and Utility Worker)

Location: Various Sites and Community Based Locations throughout Nova Scotia Health

Company: Nova Scotia Health (NSH)

Department: COVID-19 Related Service Areas

Type of Employment: Casual Relief (No guarantee of hours)

Union Status: Based on Bargaining Unit & Constituent Union About Us NSH 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.

The purpose of this posting is to hire candidates to staff the COVID-19 related service areas across the province which are focused on COVID-19 testing and screening.

Opportunities Available :

  • Registered Nurse (RN) 
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 
  • Care Team Assistant/Continuing Care Assistant (CTA/CCA) 
  • Emergency Support Aide (ESA) – Responsible for swabbing under the guidance and direction of a licensed health care professional 
  • Site Screener – Responsible for providing directions including asking screening questions at site entrances for appropriate purpose and destination within the site 
  • Clerical 
  • Unit Aide – Responsible for ordering, stocking, and/or maintaining all supplies and equipment to meet the needs of patients in their designated work area and provides indirect and direct support for patient care 
  • Utility Worker (Housekeeping)

About You

  • We would love to hear from you if you have the following: 
  • License and registration with the appropriate licensing body for RN and LPN 
  • Completion of a CCA program and certification as a CCA for CTA/CCA 
  • Completion of high school or equivalent for ESA, Site Screener, Unit Aide, and Utility Worker
  • Completion of recognized secretarial/office administration/business program or one year of recent, related experience for Clerical/Administrative 
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team setting 
  • Commitment to high-quality care and patient safety

Please ensure your resume/application is sent to and includes all relevant education, experience, training and certifications and: 

  • Legal Name 
  • Email 
  • Mailing Address 
  • Copy of Study/Work Permit (if applicable) 
  • Location Preference (see below chart) 
  • Opportunity Preference (RN, LPN, CTA/CCA, ESA, Site Screener, Clerical, Unit Aide, and Utility Worker)
  • Salary and benefits will be commensurate with respective NSHA collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment.
  • Hours of Work Casual Relief (No guarantee of hours) and shifts may include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Locations Various sites and community based locations throughout Nova Scotia Health. Applicants are asked to specify their preferences in their resume/application from the below options:

Central:  Halifax County, West Hants
Western:  Annapolis County, Digby County, Kings County, Lunenburg County, Queens County, Shelburne County, Yarmouth County
Northern:  Colchester County, Cumberland County, Pictou County, East Hants
Eastern:  Antigonish County, Cape Breton County, Inverness County, Guysborough County, Richmond County, Victoria County,

Successful applicants will be assigned work area(s) in accordance with the collective agreement. Once You’ve Applied Thank you for your interest in NSHA. A Recruiter will reach out to you if your qualifications and skills match this opportunity.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment:

  • Criminal record check and vulnerable sector search 
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation 
  • Proof of SIN number 
  • Proof of license and registration with the appropriate licensing body for RN, LPN, and CTA

The hiring process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above.   Additional documentation requirements such as banking and proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

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