General Worker - Environmental Services

Req ID: 105295
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: FMS Environmental Services CEH
Type of Employment: Casual Relief   (3% FTE) positions
Union Status:  CUPE 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-23

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.


The General Worker cleans and services their assigned areas to ensure safety, health and morale of patients, visitors and employees.  The general worker assists patients’ recovery by helping to provide a clean, attractive, safe environment with minimal interference to others.  This position may require some handling of infectious materials (with proper Personal Protective Equipment) and may require frequent contact with water and strong cleaning/disinfecting chemicals.


 We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

• Successful completion of academic Grade 12 or equivalent required.
• Good verbal, reading and writing skills are required.
• Physically able to perform routine and scheduled cleaning tasks required.
• Previous housekeeping experience an asset.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position. 
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

Hours of Work

Casual relief positions. 

Salary Information

$19.26 - $20.02 hourly


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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