Care Team Assistant - Emergency Department - (EJH-473)

Care Team Assistant - Emergency Department - (EJH-473)

17 Nov
Nova Scotia Health Authority

17 Nov

Nova Scotia Health Authority


Req ID: 121558

Company: Nova Scotia Health

Location: Western* Zone, *Yarmouth Regional Hospital

Department: OPWZ EMG Emergency YRH

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment* (*100%* FTE) x *1* position(s)*

Status: CUPE Healthcare* position*

Posting Closing Date: 24-Nov-21

Nova Scotia Health 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.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Department, 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 patient 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 LPNs with whom the CTA works.

The CTA ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.



- Grade 12

- Provincial (Nova Scotia) Certification as a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA)

- Current CPR(C)

- Recent hospital experience preferred

- Emergency experience preferred

- Education/training in geriatric care preferred

- Equipment specific education

- Patient lifts (standing/floor/ceiling)

- Bathing units (whirlpool tubs, showers)

- Other equipment as required

- Effective communication skills – written and verbal

- Ability to work well in a team environment with demonstrated conflict resolution skills

- Knowledge and understanding of professional relationships

- Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks

- Knowledge of infection control practices, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and WHMIS

- Knowledge of Adverse Event Reporting

- Computer skills

- Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment

- Knowledge and safe practice of good body mechanics and patient transfers

- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please Note: 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, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

- Beginning as soon as possible until November 18th, 2022

- These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change

Salary Information

$18.6678 - $20.1919 hourly


Once You've Applied*

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program. If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives

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.

As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health 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 Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and 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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