Utility Worker - Environmental Services

Req ID: 106423
Location: Eastern Zone, St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: FMS Housekeeping SMRH
Type of Employment: Casual Relief   (3% FTE) x 100 position(s)
Union Status:  UNIFOR 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-22

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.


Responsible for the general cleaning of specific areas such as clinical areas, laboratory and laundry areas, patient rooms, washrooms, corridors, cafeteria, kitchen, public areas and offices.  Maintain floor surfaces using dry and damp mopping techniques and vacuuming carpets.  Responsible for using and maintaining flood machines and auto-scrubbers, scrubbing, waxing and buffing of floor surfaces.  As well, washing, dusting of beds, furnishings, utensils and equipment as per established procedures.



• Minimum Grade 10.
• Ability to operate housekeeping equipment.
• Must be able to perform repetitive duties.
• Ability to follow oral and written directions.
• Must be able to work days, evenings, nights and weekends.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Previous housekeeping experience in a health care setting would be an asset.
• Knowledge of floor care program an asset.
• Commitment to confidentiality and privacy of NSH patients and clients.
• Annually access the training and education on patient, client and personal safety.
• Commitment to maintain and protect patient, client, and personal safety on an ongoing basis.
• The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

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

Hours of Work

Casual relief positions. 

Salary Information

$17.0905 - $17.8023 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 Support bargaining unit - UNIFOR 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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