Care Team Assistant - Long Term Care

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Req ID: 109632
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: OPCZ Long Term Care Vmb 4
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT   (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare NSGEU 

Posting Closing Date: 7-May-21

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 Care Team Assistant (CTA) is an unlicensed assistive personnel that functions under the supervision and direction of a licensed nurse. In collaboration with the licensed nurse, the CTA supports the delivery of patient care and provides direct patient care that has been deemed to be within the scope of practice for this role in the specific clinical setting.

The CTA is responsible and accountable for the assuring a person-centered approach to care in safe and competent manner. He/she is also accountable and responsible for their actions and understands the limits of their scope of employment in any given setting. Included in this responsibility will be recognizing when a delegated task is not within the limits of the job description/scope of employment and communicating this to the appropriate person.



  • Grade XII
  • Continuing Care Assistant Program plus certification (or equivalent as defined by the employer)
  • Nova Scotia Provincial CCA certification
  • Previous Long Term Care experience preferred
  • Alzheimer and Dementia Care courses preferred
  • Current CPR certification
  • Understands the principles of patient-focused care as it relates to a geriatric population
  • Understands the concepts of working within an interdisciplinary team as an approach to providing patient care
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


* Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.



Hours of Work

Permanent, full-time position, 75 hrs bi-weekly

Salary Information

$18.6676 - $20.1920 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 Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU 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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