Job title: Simulation Learning Transport Van Driver – Interprofessional Practice & Learning (IPP&L)
Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority
Job description: Req ID: 167881
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Department: Interprofessional Practice & Learning (IPP&L)
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE Support Position
Posting Closing Date: 17-Nov-23
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About the Opportunity
Reporting to the Director, Interprofessional Practice & Learning (IPP&L), Northern Zone, the Simulation Transport Van Driver is the primary driver responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle (20-22-foot vans) and loads. They also provide a key function for operations in terms of vehicle routine maintenance, cleaning, and any supply or equipment loading and unloading. The Simulation Transport Van Driver is part of a diverse team within Interprofessional Practice & Learning (IPP&L).
The Simulation Transport Van Driver must independently monitor and follow clinic schedule and daily work assignments, sometimes under short notice. Work locations are indoors, outdoors and in transit. Customer service is a large part of the Transport Unit Van Driver’s daily duties, they must be able to communicate effectively with their team, and partners. The Transport Van Driver must constantly monitor their vehicles and equipment. They may deal with heavy traffic, congested streets, adverse weather, and long driving distances and may travel to more than one location per shift. The Driver must be alert and manage their personal well-being to ensure safe travel.
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
- Completion of grade 12/GED or equivalent required
- Valid Nova Scotia Class 5 driver’s license required
- A minimum of ten years driving experience with a clean driving abstract within the past five years required
- One year experience in a service occupation dealing directly with customers required
- Completion of a defensive driving course is an asset
- Trained in “Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Ground” an asset
- Driving experience in a transit position is an asset
- Previous experience with the operation and maintenance of similar vehicles, customer service and stock/supply maintenance an asset
- Familiarity with vehicles used and their operation
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent accountability
- Must be able to exercise sound judgement and care, with priorities being safety, courtesy, and common driving sense
- Ability to attend work on a regular and reliable basis
- Must be able to work in an environment that is at times, adverse and may be exposed to prevailing weather conditions and congested traffic
- Ability to work independently and function as part of a team
- Must be customer-focused and comfortable with priority populations
- Ability to work in a constantly changing environment, which includes receiving work assignments at short notice within a variety of settings
About You Continued
Applicant must be willing to participate in and obtain certification in the following once hired:
- Basic training/orientation regarding safe operation of vehicles, including wheelchair lift
- Training/Orientation to clinic, supply operation of vehicles, and vehicle-specific processes
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) – training provided if not already certified
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods by ground – training provided if not already certified
- First Aid and CPR – training provided if not already certified
Successful Applicants are required to provide a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.
Hours of Work
Permanent, Part-Time (37.5 hours bi-weekly)
Beginning November 20, 2023
*Dates are approximate and are subject to change.
$21.43 – $23.37 hourly
$20,891 – $22,784 annually
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
This is a Support bargaining unit 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.
Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.
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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.