Food Production Worker - Nutrition & Food Services

Date: Jan 23, 2022

Location: Bridgewater, NS, CA, B4V 3S6

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 108039
Location: Western Zone, South Shore Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: NFS Nutrition & Food Services SSRH
Type of Employment: Casual Relief   (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status:  CUPE 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Jan-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 to and under the direction of the Food Service Supervisor, the Food Production Worker is responsible for performing routine assigned duties in meal preparation, heating/reheating of food, meal service, cafeteria and catering service and cleaning related to providing quality, safe and nutritious food as per the food service model to the patients, clients and customers of the facility/community.
The Food Production Worker may work in a rural setting where the Food Service Supervisor is accessible (via phone or email) but not physically available.  The Food Production Worker will exhibit sound professional judgment and independent thought while working within the framework of the organization

The Food Production Worker ensures that the principles and practices that guide the NSHA such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.


* Grade XII or equivalent
* Minimum one (1) year experience in cooking and food preparation
* Successful completion of Food Handlers Course within the past five years
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other staff, clients and management
* Willingness to learn, accept direction and work effectively in a team environment following established policies and procedures
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to follow written and oral instructions
* Demonstrated ability to use sound professional judgment, initiative and problem solving skills
* Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
* Travel between sites may be required
* 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 Positions 

Salary Information

$20.2517 - $22.5017


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 - 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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