Year: 2022

Competition # 420-08-03-10-2022 Custodial Attendant Care Casual

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

                   Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

 Competition #:420-08-03-10-2022    Job Title:         Custodial Attendan Care

Dept.:        Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: March 10, 2022            Close Date:     Open until filled

Reg/Temporary                                Full/Part:      Casual (Day/Evenings, Nights /weekend shifts)

Union:       N/A

Applications are accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 136 Residents and employs approx. 270 staff in various Departments.

Our Core Values: CARES: Compassion/Accountability/Respect/Excellence/ & Safety

Position Scope: As a Custodial, you are a contributing member of the Care team working with CCA’s under the direction of the RN/LPN.  Providing compassionate care is physically and emotionally demanding.  Respect for each client’s (residents) privacy and dignity is critical, as are active listening, patience and a positive attitude.

Skills & Abilities Required          Minimum Grade 12

Qualifications required   Experience in Health Care with persons with Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Mental illness & or Challenging Behaviors.  Experience in Conflict Management NCPI (nonviolent crisis intervention training and or GPA Gentle Persuasion) an asset. Experience in Long Term Care an asset. Regular and consistent attendance is essential.

Refer to Custodial Attendant Care job description for further details via rkmacdonald.ca website at www.rkmacdonald.ca .

Casual (Must be capable to do Days and Night Shifts weekdays or weekends)

 Hours of Work

(12hrs & 8 hrs. shifts covering 24 hrs.) As required starting at 7 am/3 pm or 7 pm or 11 pm

Salary

$15.92/ hr.

Benefits/Pension Information

Vac % paid per pay

Holiday Pay (following Dept. of Labor Standards for casuals)

Health Benefits or Pension – N/A for casuals

Union – Non union

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity, and is representative, in all job positions, of the residents we serve. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca

Competition # 420-04-03-08-22 4 Full Time CCA Positions

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

                   Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

 Competition #:420-04 03-08 -2022                  Job Title:         Continuing Care Assistant

 Dept.:  Nursing                                              Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: March 8, 2022                          Close Date:   Open until filled

Reg/Temp:   Permanent Full Time Positions         Full/Part                Full-time         (4 Vacancies) 

Union:       CAW/UNIFOR

 (subject to change)
Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 267 staff in various Departments.

Qualifications required – Provincial certification in Continuing Care Assistant (CCA). Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

Skills & Abilities required refer to CCA (Job) Description on R.K. Macdonald Nursing Home website www.rkmacdonald.ca

            Hours of Work (subject to change)  (LW/SW/ DDNN/SWLW)

Salary

$17.5621-18.9633 per hour

(According to experience as per Unifor contract pay scale) (Pay for Breaks and Dinner) 80 biweekly

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (Can deferred for 3mos, if not previously in plan)

Vacation, holiday

Sick benefits- (Upon Completion of a 528 hr. Probation Period)

Health Benefits – NA

Good Life – Corp Rate

Closing Statement

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.  Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Competition # 420-05-03-08-22 Temp FT CCAs 10 VAC

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

                   Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

 Competition #:420-05 03-08 -22                  Job Title:         Continuing Care Assistant

           Dept.:  Nursing                                              Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: March 8, 2022                          Close Date:   Open until filled

Reg/Temp:   Temporary Full Time Positions          Full/Part                Full-time         (10 Vacancies)

Union:       CAW/UNIFOR

 (subject to change)
Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 267 staff in various Departments.

Qualifications required – Provincial certification in Continuing Care Assistant (CCA). Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

Skills & Abilities required refer to CCA (Job) Description on R.K. Macdonald Nursing Home website www.rkmacdonald.ca

            Hours of Work (rotations LW/SW/ DDNN/SWLW)

Salary

$17.5621-18.9633 per hour

(According to experience as per Unifor contract pay scale) (Pay for Breaks and Dinner) 80 biweekly

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (Can deferred for 3mos, if not previously in plan)

Vacation, holiday

Sick benefits- (Upon Completion of a 528 hr. Probation Period)

Health Benefits – NA

Good Life – Corp Rate

Closing Statement

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021 Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Competition # 06-03-08-22 RN Temp PT

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

 Competition #:420-6-03-08-22             Job Title:         Registered Nurse

 Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: March 8, 2022              Close Date:     Open until filled

          Reg/Temp: Temporary                       Full/Part:        Part –time .50 position

          Tentative end date July 31, 2022 (Undetermined) subject to change

            Union: NSNU

Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs approx. 270 staff in various Departments.

RN Skills & Abilities required – Key focus areas are Leadership, Care Standards Consistency, Team Coordination, and Delivery of Competent Nursing Care. 

Qualifications required – RN or BScN at an accredited School/College of Nursing.  Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of NS.  Recent experience in geriatric setting preferred.    Demonstrate competency in team building, conflict resolution, delegation, and leadership.  Current CPR certification required with annual updates and annual WHMIS required.  Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

See Complete RN Job Description on the home’s website for Registered Nurse @ www.rkmacdonald.ca

Hours of Work

Hours –12 hr. Days & Nights and Weekends as necessary to cover deficient in schedules

Salary: Based on Service years on NSNU current scale (or experience)

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –Yes (Can defer for three (3) mos.)

Vacation, holiday – Yes

Sick benefits- yes following probation period (720 hrs. RN)

Health Benefits – NA (Term undetermined)

Gym Membership – Corporate Rate available with Good life

 Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  This is NSNU bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home provides patient centred care to 136 residents with approximately 290 care partners. The home is filled with people who care deeply about providing excellent resident care and who are committed to creating a safe work environment.  As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  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. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Competition # 01-03-10-22 GW Housekeeping

Position General Worker Housekeeping/ Laundry

Dept.:   Environmental Service                                  Start Date:          Immediately

Posted Date: March 10, 2022                                      Close Date:        March 17, 2022

Reg/Temp: Full – time                                                    Full/Part:             Temporary

Tentative End Date undetermined (subject to change)

Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 290 staff in various Departments.

The General Worker provides general housekeeping services to maintain a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment for the Home.

Education, Training, and Experience

Good physical health (physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend; ability to lift, push and pull required load (usually about 30lbs)  Ability to work independently and with others, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, ability to learn the operation of equipment, ability to perform repetitive tasks.   Grade 12 Education, experience in housekeeping or laundry preferred, but not required.

Qualifications/Skills Required: Good physical health, ability to work independently with others, ability to

follow verbal and written instructions, ability to learn the operation of equipment, ability to perform repetitive

task.  Grade 12 Education, experience in housekeeping or Laundry preferred, but not required. Regular

and consistent attendance is essential.

Please: Refer to General Worker (housekeeping) Job Description for complete listing on our website

www.rkmacdonald.ca

Hours of Work

–Temp Full Time 80 hrs biweekly.

Hours –Rotation that includes weekends (8-am-8pm, 8am-4 – 7am-3) (subject to change)

Hours flexible as need arises

Salary

$16.4146-16.6933 per hour (according to experience)

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (Can deferred for 3mos, if not previously in plan)

Vacation, holiday

Sick benefits- (Upon Completion of a 528 hr. Probation Period)

Health Benefits – NA (Less than 1 yr.)

Good Life – Corp Rate

Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Project Manager

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish N.S. is looking for the services of a Project Manager for the Development and Renovation of a Long Term Care Facility.

For a copy of the Request for Proposal and/or any inquiries, please contact:

Mark Chisholm,

Director of Environmental & Food Services,

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home

64 Pleasant Street

Antigonish, N.S.

B2G 1W7

(902) 863-2578 ext 230 or email mark.chisholm@rkmacdonald.ca

Family Update – Feb 18, 2022

Dear Families,

In Phase 1 our safety practices for staff and Designated Care Givers were assessed and I am pleased to say increased visitation was well received.

I sense that our community is still stressed with COVID’s lingering presence and that the path forward remains uncertain. We are all likely experiencing a bit of anxiety and within this environment, we have to move forward with confidence and in a calculated manner.

Our COVID safety practices have been challenged and they have proven effective. Our residents have received their booster, our staff is doubly vaccinated and many have received a booster and our collective attention to the importance of proper mask wearing is commendable.

Today we announce Phase 2 of our visitation program.

DCG Visitation: Phase 2 – effective Monday, Feb. 21, 2002

  • Visitation is now available to two (2) doubly vaccinated Designated Care Givers [DCG’s]
  • Visitation is open seven (7) days a week from 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • In event we experience a COVID +ve case, pending circumstances, our goal will be to only restrict access to the care area involved
  • Wash your hands regularly when visiting
  • Keep your mask over your nose and mouth at all times – this is the most important component of our safety practices – no gaps in masking!
  • Please do not bring food or drinks to the Home as it creates a “gap in masking” opportunity. Feel welcome to bring treats for your family member
  • On arrival, DCG’s will be provided with a mask for themselves and second mask for their family member resident – we strongly recommend residents wear a mask during the visit
  • No switching DCG’s
  • Visits to take place in the residents room with the door open to support proper mask wearing
  • New resident DCG’s will be provided with the Infection Prevention and Control in-service prior to their initial visit
  • Please do not visit the Home if you are feeling unwell or are a close contact of a COVID +ve individual
  • If you become unwell and test positive for COVID-19 after visiting, please let us know immediately by calling 902-714-5656
  • Phase 2 will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks

 

On behalf of our Residents, Senior Leadership team and all our staff, we continue to welcome families back onto our community!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Terry MacIntyre, CEO

Visitation Update February 4, 2022

Dear Families,

On behalf of our Senior Leadership team and all our staff, I offer a most sincere thank you and wish to express how much we appreciate your support and understanding during these difficult times.

No matter where we turn in life there are risks, we know they are not going away and we need to implement safety practices to manage them. Clearly, this is the case with COVID-19; we acknowledge the risks, we assess the risks, implement measures to address the risks and acknowledge there will always be a risk.

Ongoing discussions with colleagues at other homes and Provincial Infection Prevention and Control staff repeatedly stress that COVID will get in to the Home when we are less than 6’ apart and we remove our masks to eat, drink or chat. This is called a “gap in masking” and we simply cannot afford any gaps in masking!

DCG Visitation: Phase 1 – starting Monday, Feb. 7, 2002

  • Substitute Decision Maker will appoint 1 current DCG in Phase 1 by notifying the Screening Team at front.screener@rkmacdonald.ca or by calling 902-870-3458 [daily between 9am and 7pm] prior to your initial visit
  • Open to visitation seven (7) days a week from 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wash your hands regularly when visiting
  • Keep your mask over your nose and mouth at all times- visits will be suspended if this is not followed 
  • Please do not bring food or drinks to the Home as it creates a “gap in masking” opportunity. Feel welcome to bring treats for your family member
  • On arrival, DCG’s will be provided with a mask for themselves and second mask for their family member resident – we strongly recommend residents wear a mask during the visit
  • No switching DCG’s
  • Visits to take place in the residents room with the door open to support proper mask wearing
  • New resident DCG’s will be provided with the Infection Prevention and Control in-service prior to their initial visit
  • Please do not visit the Home if you are feeling unwell or are a close contact of a COVID +ve individual
  • If you become unwell and test positive for COVID-19 after visiting, please let us know immediately by calling 902-714-5656
  • Phase I will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks

We are learning to live with COVID-19 and feel the layers of safety we have put in place will enable us to manage any COVID-19 situation. On behalf of our Residents, Senior Leadership team and all our staff, we welcome you back to the RK!

Kindest personal regards, Terry MacIntyre, CEO

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

On behalf of the Senior Leader Team at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home it is our pleasure to welcome Miles Tompkins who has joined our team in a Term position as Physiotherapist on Monday January 24, 2022.  We look forward to Miles insights, contributions and feedback in his new role at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.

Competition # 420-03-01-07-22 Permanet Full Time CCA

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

 Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

 Competition #:420-03 01-07 -2022                  Job Title:         Continuing Care Assistant

Dept.:  Nursing                                              Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: January 7, 2022                       Close Date:   Open until filled

Reg/Temp:   Permanent Full Time Position           Full/Part                Full-time                    

Union:       CAW/UNIFOR

 (subject to change)
Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 267 staff in various Departments.

Qualifications required – Provincial certification in Continuing Care Assistant (CCA). Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

Skills & Abilities required refer to CCA (Job) Description on R.K. Macdonald Nursing Home website www.rkmacdonald.ca

Hours of Work (subject to change) 7 am- 7 pm 7 pm-7am-

DDNN –

Salary

$17.5621-18.9633 per hour

(According to experience as per Unifor contract pay scale) (Pay for Breaks and Dinner) 80 biweekly

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (Can deferred for 3mos, if not previously in plan)

Vacation, holiday

Sick benefits- (Upon Completion of a 528 hr. Probation Period)

Health Benefits – Yes  Health Dental, Travel, Life Ltd and Optionals

Good Life – Corp Rate

Closing Statement

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca