Environmental Services Worker - Environmental Services

Req ID: 115048
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: FMS Environmental Services YRH
Type of Employment: Casual Relief   (3% FTE) x 40 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.

About the Opportunity

The Environmental Services Worker contributes toward the protection against cross infection while keeping the facility safe and visibly clean and is responsible for the provision of a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive environment for patients, residents, visitors and staff.  Duties of the position may include any or all duties outlined in the Environmental Services Worker position description. In addition to being readily available on short notice, the position requires availability for all shifts, including weekends and holidays. 

The duties of the Environmental Services Worker will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health.

About You

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

  • Grade 12/GED or equivalent work experience required. 
  • Ability to use sound judgement and initiative. 
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse intellectual / physical challenges. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships with all levels of staff and patients/residents. 
  • Ability to hold in confidence all matters pertaining to patients, staff, co-workers and the hospitality.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends on short notice for room cleaning and moving of heavy furniture. 
  • Good reading and writing skills. 
  • Previous hospital housekeeping and room cleaning experience would be a definite asset.
  • Travel may be required between sites. Access to a reliable vehicle is required. 
  • 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.


  • Casual relief positions

Compensation and Incentives

$19.17 - $19.92 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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