Utility Worker, Nutrition & Food Services - Pooling Posting, Eastern NS

Req ID: 122704
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern
 Zone - Various Sites  
Department: Nutrition & Food Services 

Type of Employment: Casual Opportunities

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.


Our Eastern Zone Nutrition & Food Services Department is hiring for multiple positions!


Are you looking to start your new or next career job in Nutrition & Food Services?  We have openings in Canso, Antigonish, Inverness, Sydney, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, Glace Bay & New Waterford. 


This is a pooling posting, your application will be paired with an existing vacancy. To view all of our current vacancies, please go to https://jobs.nshealth.ca/



Utility Worker (all locations) 

Reporting to the Nutrition & Food Service Supervisors and Manager, Nutrition & Food Services, the Utility Worker performs basic, routine duties related to the assembly and service of food for patients and cafeteria clientele 

Responsibilities include:
• Delivering patient menus, trays and nourishments
• Communicating with supervisory staff and Dietitians regarding patient food preferences/intolerances/menu issues
• Operating and cleaning dishwasher, food slicer and other equipment as required within the department
• Washing dishes, and pots, pans as required
• Stocking pantry areas on nursing units with nourishments
• Performing extra cleaning within the department, stocks and cleans storeroom, refrigerators and other areas
• Portioning some menu items
• Performing other duties as required

Dietary Aide (Eastern Memorial Hospital) 

Reporting to the Food Service Supervisor and Manager of Nutrition and Food, the Dietary Aide is to perform duties related to the assembly and safe service of food to patients, staff, visitors and nursing home residents, and all other duties assigned by the Food Service Supervisor. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepares and delivers patient trays and nourishments according to the therapeutic diet order
  • Prepare distributes and collect all aspect of meal tickets including collection of monies
  • Assists with preparing food carts
  • Portioning some menu items
  • Scrapes, rinses, and washes the dishes
  • Responsible for the proper storage of food and paper cleaning supplies
  • Keeps kitchen and manor dining room clean and sanitary
  • Empties and cleans garbage cans in kitchen

Hours of Work

Casual Relief 

Salary Information

Utility Worker (all locations) 

$17.09 - $17.80


Dietary Aide (Eastern Memorial Hospital) 

$18.12 - $18.59 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 - 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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