Aug 13, 2022

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home that is a rich and vibrant community that recognizes and appreciates the uniqueness of every person who lives and works here.   We strive to provide the best possible care and services to our residents and as a result, we are looking for people who genuinely care.  The Home is an Accredited & Licensed 138 bed Nursing Home in the Town of Antigonish.

“Care Services is a hugely rewarding, yet at times, challenging profession.

Looking after the most vulnerable people in society is a pivotal role in health care, maximizing their quality of life in the face of illness and disability.  Which is why the role requires a special type of person.  Some essential qualities or traits: Passion, dedication, experience, friendliness, good communication, attentiveness, sense of humor, positivity, desire to learn, empathy, go the extra mile, openness to learn, calm under pressure, reliability, patience, critical thinker and flexibility”.

If you are this special person, please see what we have to offer:

Nursing Positions:

CCAs (Continuing Care Assistant) –

  • Permanent Full-time (6) / Part-time (10) Temporary Full Time (4) and casual positions for Certified CCA’s
  • Opportunity to train as CCA onsite by participating in a 2 yr. in house CCA Program (Work/Learn & Gain Certification) with a 2 yr. return to work contract upon certification.
  • Employment Opportunities for Nursing Students (University or Trade School with proof of enrolment) to work as CCAs (Continuing Care Assistants)

RNs – 2 Full –time RN (Registered Nurse) & Casual positions

LPNs– 1 Permanent Full time 2 Temporary Full Time LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) & Casual positions

Non-Nursing Positions:

Casual hours are plentiful in all positions due to the need to cover and provide care service 24 hrs./ 7 days a week.  University students and High School students who may have some time to spare, there may be a spot for you.

Rehabilitation Assistant – 1 Permanent Full-Time

Cook (Red Seal) – Casual

General Worker Janitor/Wash Person– Environmental Services -Casual

Food Service (Dietary) Aide General Worker- Casual

Housekeeping/Laundry – General Worker – Casual

Maintenance – General Worker – Casual

Resident Support Workers – Casual

Custodial Care Attendants – Casual

Please see complete job descriptions for any of the above on our website www.rkmacdonald.ca

Positions that are in the UNIFOR/NSNU bargaining unit, preference will be given to bargaining unit employees. 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 contactedSuccessful 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: Human Resource Department by Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca