Nutrition & Food Services - Pooling Posting, Northern & Western NS

Multiple Locations

Job Description

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Req ID: 28788
Location: Northern and Western Zone - Various Sites
Company: NSHA
Department: Nutrition & Food Services
Type of Employment: Casual Vacancies
Union Status: Union dependent upon location, Support Bargaining Unit - 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.

Our Nutrition & Food Services Departments are hiring for multiple positions!

Are you looking to start your new or next career job in Nutrition & Food Services? We have openings in the South Shore, Southwest, Annapolis Valley, Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou County (Sutherland Harris)!

This is a pooling posting, your application will be paired with an existing vacancy. To view all of our current vacancies, please go to .


Northern Zone:

Cook II

The Cook plans, organizes and participates in the preparation and service of food in accordance with daily menu for residents, adult day clientele, staff and caterings. * Grade 12 or equivalent required, Food Safety/Food Handlers Course required or willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire, minimum five (5) years' recent cooking experience required

Cook's Helper

The Cook's Helper is responsible for the safe preparation of food for clients, using basic food preparation and reheating of some menu items and responsible for serving of food as required, in accordance with the menu guidelines and therapeutic restrictions. * Grade 12 or equivalent required, Food Safety and Sanitation Course required or willingness to obtain within six months, three (3) years hospital food service experience required

Utility Worker

Assist supervisory and skilled food service personnel in the preparation and serving of food for patients, staff and visitors. *Grade 12 education required, Food Safety and Sanitation Course required or willingness to obtain upon 6 months of hire.

Responsibilities Continued

Western Zone:


the Cook is responsible for the preparation and cooking of food as required for the patient/client menu. The Cook follows quantity recipes ensuring menu choices produced meet quality standards. The Cook is responsible to maintain high standards of food safety and sanitation by consistently complying with procedures/guidelines and systems. * Grade 12 or GED required, Food Safety Level 1 required or willing to obtain within six (6) months, two (2) years recent cooking experience required

Food Service Worker

Perform assigned duties in meal preparation, meal delivery, cafeteria service and cleaning. * Grade 12 education required, Food Safety Level 1 (Food Handlers) required or willing to obtain within six (6) months

Food Production Worker

Perform assigned duties in meal preparation, heating/reheating of food, meal service, cafeteria and catering service and cleaning related to providing quality, safe and nutritious food as per the food service model to the patients, clients and customers of the facility/community. * Grade 12 education required, Minimum one (1) year experience in cooking and food preparation, Successful completion of Food Handlers Course within the past five years or willing to obtain within six (6) months

Hours of Work

* Casual Relief Positions

Salary Information

* Hourly wage dependent on position

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 documentations 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 timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Health 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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