Environmental Services Worker - Environmental Services

Req ID: 102024
Location: Western Zone, Valley Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: FMS Environmental Services VRH
Type of Employment: Casual Relief   (3% FTE) x 50 position(s)
Union Status:  CUPE 

Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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 Assistant Manager - Facility Support Services, the Environmental Service Worker maintains a clean, safe, and functional environment for patients, families, staff and visitors.

The Environmental Services Worker is responsible for cleaning all units as assigned, including patient rooms and public areas.  This includes but is not limited to: mopping, dusting and vacuuming furniture, floors and stairways, buffing, scrubbing and refinishing floors, moving and arranging furniture and changing curtains and drapes.

The Environmental Services Worker 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 or equivalent.
• Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills.
• Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills.
• Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills.
• Demonstrated accountability and responsibility.
• Demonstrated planning, organizing, prioritizing and time management skills.
• Ability to work effectively under and with minimal supervision and take initiative.
• Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
• Demonstrated attention to detail.
• Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.
• Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities.
• Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
• This position requires that the incumbent be available for all shifts.
• Travel to other sites may be required.
• Equipment training is provided on the job.
• Equipment operated includes taski spray buffers, burnishers, auto scrubbers and shampooers.
• 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.

All shifts, days, evenings, overnights, week-ends and holidays.

Salary Information

$17.0904 - $17.8026 hourly


Once You've Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 
This is a Support  bargaining unit - UNIFOR  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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