Care Team Assistant - ALCU

Date: Jan 26, 2022

Location: Shelburne, NS, CA, B0T 1W0

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 122996
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western
 Zone, Roseway Hospital  
Department: OPWZ Alternate Level of Care Unit RWH

Type of Employment: Temporary  Hourly FT short-assignment  (100%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: CUPE Healthcare
Posting Closing Date: 31-Jan-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.

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Reporting to the Health Services Manager and working under the supervision or direction of regulated health professionals, the Care Team Assistant (CTA), provides direct, hands-on care based on the needs of the patient and program/or unit. As a member of the collaborative care team, the CTA is responsible for supporting patients' activities of daily living (AOL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). The CTA also reinforces patient and family teaching according to established guidelines and the plan of care.


The duties of the Care Team Assistant will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health.



  • Graduate of an approved Continuing Care Assistant program 
  • Certified or eligible to be certified for Continuing Care Certification with Dept of Health and Wellness
    • If not currently certified, must obtain within one year of hire
  • Current BLS-C (HCP) certification
  • Certification and/or training in areas applicable to the position such as Rehabilitation, and Geriatric, Dementia and Alzheimer Care
  • Equipment specific education such as patient lifts (standing/floor/ceiling), bathing units (whirlpool tubs, showers) and other equipment as required
  • Effective communication skills – written and verbal
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with demonstrated conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional relationships
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Knowledge of infection control practices, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and WHMIS
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally with patients/residents, families, other health care providers and staff with a pleasant and cooperative attitude, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
  • Ability to work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams within their assigned areas
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Suite – E-mail, Internet, Meditech
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including significant lifting and bending
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


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


Hours of Work

  • Short assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Beginning as soon as possible until March 30th, 2022
  • These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change 

Salary Information

$18.6678 - $20.1919 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 Healthcare  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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