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Jobs Openings At Nova Scotia Health Authority – 150 Exhibition St, Kentville, NS

Job Title: Food Service Worker – Nutrition & Food Services
Location: 150 Exhibition St, Kentville, NS
Shift: Morning, Night, Overnight
Wage: $19.26 – $20.02 Hourly

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, Food Service Worker works in the patient and retail food service setting. Reporting to the Manager / Food Service Supervisor, the Food Service Worker may be responsible for preparing and serving meals and supplies to patients, residents, Veteran’s, staff, families and customers. Additionally, they are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing patient trays, related equipment and workplaces. The Food Service Worker supports safe food handling procedures and provides overall service excellence. The Food Service Worker performs a number of key work activities across the site.

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Key Work Activities: Percentages of time allocated in the Key Work Activities are dependent upon the site and role they fulfill. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Patient Meal Selections (Customer Service)

  • Answering patient phone calls and entering meal selections on a computer as applicable
  • Visiting patients in their room and entering meal selections on an electronic tablet

Product/Food Preparation/Assembly and Service

  • Assemble, portion, and serve patient, and visitor meals
  • Portion and assemble nourishments, special feedings, beverages, menu items, prepare “mix & serve” menu items
    Salad and sandwich preparation

Delivery and Collection

  • Delivery and distribution of selective menus and patient meals
  • Delivery of nourishments, supplies (food and non-food)
  • Collection of soiled patient trays

Food Handling

  • Participating in receiving and storing supplies (food and non-food) using First In First Out (FIFO)
  • Receive and interpret patient diet/meal orders; confirm patient meal requirements
  • Inventory management

Menu Duties

  • Generate and print menus, reports, tallies and labels
  • Printing Meditech/STAR report and comparing to CBORD/ Vision reports

Food Safety and Sanitation

  • Clean and sanitize dishes, utensils, equipment, and work area
  • Maintain basic work area safety and sanitation
  • Safe food handling and hygiene
  • Proper hand hygiene, food storage cleanliness/ appropriate temperatures, sanitation, cross-contamination prevention, control time and temperature, etc.

About You

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

  • Grade 12/GED or equivalent
    Or demonstrated skills and/or relevant work experience, equivalency must be clearly stated in your cover letter and resume
  • Demonstrated competency in English and basic Math
  • Restaurant experience is considered an asset
  • Customer Service Skills considered an asset
  • 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
  • Frequent physical demands include extensive standing and walking, bending, lifting (maximum of 35- 40lbs), pulling and pushing, and transferring/transporting equipment.
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Pot Room requires the following (only for employees working in the Pot Room)

  • Special footwear may be required for some food service areas – employer will reimburse for cost of safety shoes up to amount noted in Collective Agreement
  • Heavy lifting (i.e. large industrial bake/cook ware mixing bowls)
  • Physically demanding, repetitive tasks
  • Working independently


  • Long Assignment, Full-Time / 100% FTE / 75 Hours Bi-Weekly
    Compensation and Incentives

$19.26 – $20.02 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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