Utility Worker - Nutrition & Food Services

Req ID: 126680
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern
Zone, Aberdeen Hospital  
Department: NFS Nutrition and Food Services ARH

Type of Employment: Casual Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 6 position(s)

Status: Support CUPE position
Posting Closing Date: 1-Apr-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


Reporting to the Food Services Supervisor, the Utility Worker assists supervisory and skilled food service personnel in the preparation and serving of food for patients, staff and visitors.


  • High School Graduation or equivalent required
  • Recognized Food Safety and Sanitation Course required or willingness to obtain within six (6) months
  • Food service experience preferred
  • Ability to interact professionally with patients, families, other health care providers and staff with a pleasant and cooperative attitude.
  • Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position which include: lifting and standing for long periods as well as working flexible hours and dealing with stressful situations
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to patients, staff, and the DHA is required
  • Demonstrated ability to function well as a team member required
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressures of time limitations is required
  • Data entry skills considered an asset
  • Ability and availability to work all shifts including weekend and rotating shifts
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position
  • 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 are missing information

Hours of Work

*Casual Relief Positions

Salary Information

$17.09 - $17.80 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives  


​This is a Support  bargaining unit - CUPE  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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