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Unit Aide - Offender Health - Mental Health and Addictions

May 21 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Health, Medical, Other Health Professionals, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Dartmouth, NS

Req ID: 61423
Location: Central Zone, East Coast Forensic Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002147 MHA CZ ECFH Offender Health Central Nova
Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Support
Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 27-May-20

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 Unit Aide has an important role within the health care team. Reporting directly to the Health Services Manager, the Unit Aide is responsible for providing direct and indirect support to patient care. This role is also responsible for ordering, stocking and maintaining all supplies and equipment to meet the needs of patients in their designated work area. An understanding of the basic principles of infection control is essential and key to providing a safe environment for patients and staff alike.


• Grade XII
• Previous ward/unit aide or patient attendant experience preferred
• Current certification in WHIMIS
• Basic knowledge of infection control
• Prior experience ordering and stocking supplies
• Demonstrated understanding of the importance of cleanliness in a hospital
• Ability to establish good relationships
• Good judgement and demonstrated initiative
• Team player with effective communication 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

Long Assignment, Part Time (50%); Beginning as soon as possible with an anticipated end date of October 31, 2021
*Dates are subject to change*

Salary Information

$18.5747 - $20.0915 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 Support bargaining unit - NSGEU 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.

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