Job title: Utility Worker (Transport Driver) – Nutrition & Food Services

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job description: ​Req ID: 174237
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Victoria Building – QEII
Department: NFS Distribution VG
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Support Position
Posting Closing Date: 16-Feb-24
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.
Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.
About the Opportunity
The Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) Utility Worker (Transport Driver) works in the patient food services and retail food setting. This position will travel between Dartmouth General Hospital, Nova Scotia Hospital Victoria General Hospital and the Veteran’s Memorial Building during each shift, and other sites as needed. This position is responsible to drive a 5-ton truck transporting food and goods between hospital sites. The position is responsible and accountable to accuracy of deliveries including putting away orders utilizing a standardized process.
The position will also be responsible for preparing, serving and distribution of meals and supplies to patients, staff, families, and customers. As well as taking meal orders using computer software program. Additionally, they are responsible for cleaning equipment, dishes, and utensils, as well as ensuring overall cleanliness of their work. The Utility Worker (Transport) also supports safe food handling procedures and overall service excellence providing safe, prompt, efficient transport, and storage of NFS supplies, equipment etc. between sites of the Nova Scotia Health, Central Zone. This position may also work as a Utility Worker in Nutrition & Food Services without driving responsibilities on some days.
About You
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Grade 12/GED required or demonstrated skills and/or relevant work experience, equivalency must be clearly stated in your cover letter and resume
  • Class 5 license required
  • Ability to work as part of a team to provide services and achieve departmental and/or organizational goals
  • Ability to perform duties within expected timeframes and standards of accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively while demonstrating civility and respect
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Experience driving a large vehicle preferred

Please Note: Frequent physical demands include extensive standing and walking, bending, lifting, pulling and pushing, and transferring/transporting equipment.
Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.
Permanent, Full-time / 100% / 75 Hours Bi-weekly
Hours will include weekends, weekdays and holidays
Compensation and Incentives
$20.03 – $21.58 Hourly
Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.
Once You’ve Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
​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.
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Job date: Sun, 04 Feb 2024 02:55:55 GMT

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