Care Team Assistant - Long Term Care

Nova Scotia Health Authority - Parrsboro, NS (30+ days ago)

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Req ID: 86341
Location: Northern Zone, South Cumberland Community Care Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 3003466 OPNZ Long Term Care SCCCC
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (70% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 11-Aug-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.


Under the supervision and direction of the regulated health professionals, the Care Team Assistant (CTA), provides direct, hands-on care based on the needs of the patient and/or unit. As a member of the collaborative care team, the CTA is responsible for supporting patients' Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). The CTA also reinforces patient and family teaching according to established guidelines and the plan of care.


  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Continuing Care Assistant Program plus provincial certification (or equivalent as defined by the employer)
  • WHMIS, BCLS, CPR, NVCI or equivalent required upon employment
  • Experience in caring for the elderly
  • Course in Alzheimer’s and related dementia course an asset
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Demonstrates effective listening skills
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing

Hours of Work

Permanent, Part-time (70%) position; 52.5 hours bi-weekly

Shifts include days, evenings, nights, weekends & holidays

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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