Porter Escort – Porter Services Vacancy | Apply Now

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Req ID: 77666
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance – QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002655 FMS Porter Escort
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Support Bargaining Unit – NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 22-Jul-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centers, and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

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Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centers, and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners, and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centers and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community-based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Porter Escort


Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Porter Services, Porter provides an escort, transfer, transportation, and delivery service as requested. This may include patients, specimens, medications, medical documents, and equipment.


  • Grade 12/GED required.
  • Must be proficient in verbal and written skills and have the ability to interact well with staff, patients and the general public.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure and solve minor problems.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

Applicants relying on equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalency in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.Hours of Work

Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weeklySalary Information

$17.8183 – $19.2735 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Support bargaining unit – NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke-free and scent-free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities, and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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