Care Team Assistant - Long Term Care, Veterans Unit

Lunenburg - Nova Scotia (NS),

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Estimated salary $18.57 - $20.09 an hour

Job Description:

Req ID: 52601
Location: Western Zone, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000127 OPWZ Health Services & Veterans' Unit
Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment (65% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 26-Apr-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.


Reporting to the Manager, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), 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 LPNs with whom the CTA works.

The CTA ensures that the principles and practices that guide our 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.

  • Minimum of Grade 12 or GED required
  • Graduate from a recognized Continuing Care Assistant diploma program
  • Provincial (Nova Scotia) Certification as a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) required
  • Current CPR(C) required
  • Education/training in geriatric care and/or dementia care an asset
  • Education/training in dealing with patients with challenging behaviours an asset
  • Equipment specific education such as patient lifts
(standing/floor/ceiling), bathing units (whirlpool tubs, showers) and 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 WHIMS
  • Computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including significant lifting and bending
  • Knowledge and safe practice of good body mechanics and patient transfers
  • 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
    • Long assignment part-time (65%) position; 48.75 hours biweekly
    • Beginning April 6, 2020, with an anticipated end date of May 3, 2021 (approx. 13 months)
    • Dates are subject to change
    Salary Information

    $18.5749 - $20.0914 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 - CUPE 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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