Capital District Health Authority Lead Hand Utility Worker – Housekeeping Services Full Time in Halifax, NS

Capital District Health Authority

Branch Halifax NS CA

Lead Hand Utility Worker – Housekeeping Services
Halifax, NS

The incumbent acts as a team leader and liaison between front line Housekeeping staff and Management staff. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care…

Opening Statement

The 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.


Reporting to the manager, Housekeeping Services, the Lead Hand Utility Worker maintains a consistently clean, safe environment with emphasis on heavy duty assignments. The incumbent acts as a team leader and liaison between front line Housekeeping staff and Management staff. He/she issues directions and work tasks, ensuring tasks are completed. Activities will also include cleaning, mopping and dusting all areas in the hospital. Other work would include floor care (scrubbing and waxing floors), delegating or performing post discharge bed cleaning, shampooing of carpets and chairs, waste removal (hazardous waste and regular waste), chemical spill cleanup, laundry tasks, room set-ups, window cleaning (interior), some salt application during winter months, isolation room cleaning, flood and blood spill clean ups.


Applicants must demonstrate in their application/resume that they meet the following criteria:

* Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
* One year housekeeping experience
* Previous hospital experience an asset
* Ability to lead, follow direction and to problem solve
* Knowledge of Housekeeping products; WHMIS symbols, classes and divisions
* Effective communication skills
* Participate in the training of new staff
* 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: Frequent physical demands include extensive standing and walking, bending, lifting, pulling and pushing and transferring/transporting equipment.

**Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate 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 hours bi-weekly
* Hours worked will be 3:30 -11:30 pm , every 4th weekend rotation
* Location: Rehab /Bethune building


Lead Hand, Utility Worker:
$17.4041 – $18.9811 hourly

Closing Statement

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.

This is a NSGEU Support Agreement – Support Bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment at this site.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority policy at this site requires no smoking, vaping or tobacco use on the property or during staff-led patient outings. This means not using any tobacco products, other smoked or heated substances, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, pipes, vape pens and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) at any time.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-19
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