(LH-379) Care Team Assistant - ALCU

(LH-379) Care Team Assistant - ALCU

25 Sep
Nova Scotia Health Authority

25 Sep

Nova Scotia Health Authority


Req ID: 102398

Location: Western Zone, Roseway

Company: NSHA

Department: OPWZ Alternate Level of Care Unit RWH 

Type of Employment: Casual Relief   (3% FTE) x 10 position(s)

Union Status:  Healthcare CUPE

Posting Closing Date: 16-Oct-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 Manager of the ALCU, the Care Team Assistant (CTA) works under the direction and supervision of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and/or Registered Nurse (RN), to perform direct and indirect resident care tasks and support functions. Those assigned tasks and functions support the role of the professional staff and the efficient operation of the unit, and are delivered in a safe manner. Assigned roles and responsibilities will be within the care delivery model and based on the needs of the patient population, the health care system, and the RNs and LPN’s with whom the CTA works. Duties include personal care of patients, patient mobility and assisting the team in patient care provision.

The duties of the Care Team Assistant will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health Authority.


- Grade 12

- Graduate of an approved Continuing Care Assistant program with certification as a Continuing Care Assistant in Nova Scotia

- Current First Aid/CPR certification

- Demonstrated ability to take direction and accept accountability for actions taken

- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

- Demonstrated commitment to excellent patient care

- Ability to organize and prioritize patient care

- Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families and other health care providers/staff while demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth

- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Hours of Work

- Casual relief position 

Salary Information

$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.

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 Healthcare bargaining unit - [[cusECUnion]] 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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