Competition # 420-19-08-04-22 Ward Clerk 2 Casual Positions

Aug 4, 2022

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

Competition #:420-19-08-04-22                                 Job Title:         Ward Clerk

Dept.:  Nursing                                                           Start Date:       Immediately

Posted Date: August 4, 2022                                      Full/Part:         Casual   (2) positions

(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, scheduling & replacement (nursing staff) and other 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. Coverage for weekdays & Weekends (as replacement is required), 8 hr. /4 hr. and 10 hr. /days.  (Additional hours may be needed to cover Vacation/Holiday, / 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 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. 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:    

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