Competition #:420-14-04-28-21           Casual       Ward Clerk

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

Competition #:420-14-04-28-21                                 Job Title:         Ward Clerk

Dept.:  Nursing                                                           Start Date:       Immediately

Posted Date: May 7, 2021                                    Full/Part:         Casual  hrs.

(subject to change)

Union: N/A

Applications accepted until position filled

Opening Statement

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

 Position Description

The Ward Clerk is responsible for clerical and related duties in all areas of the facility as directed by the Director of Clinical Services in accordance with the Mission, Core Values, Vision, and Policies & Procedures of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.  The Ward clerk serves as a positive role model as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents, represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.  Please see full job description on website

Required Qualifications:

  • Competent in using various computer software packages, Excel, Word and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet to deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology
  • Demonstrated professional / positive behavior
  • Data entry is accurate
  • Excellent customer service orientated with a professional and friendly approach
  • Display a proactive manner and ability to multi task
  • Regular & consistent attendance is essential

Required Experience/Education:

  • Grade 12
  • Medical Terminology Course
  • Basic Computer Skills and experience with internet/email
  • Preferably 2 years previous experience within a LTC or hospital environment


Hours of Work

Casual HRS, paid Bi-weekly, to cover week Days, every 2nd Weekend (if replaced required), 8 hr. /4 hr. and 10 hr. /days.  (Additional hours may be needed to cover vac, / sick time, subject to availability)

Salary: $18.84.09 – $19.1612 /hr

Benefits/Pension Information:

Pension – N/A

Health- NA (Term has to be a minimum of 1 yr.)

VAC – % per pay as per Dept. of Labor standards

HOL – As per Dept. of Labor Standards Guidelines for Casual Employees


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:    

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