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Full Time Health Care Attendant

Site:

Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home

Department:

Nursing

Status:

Full-time

Salary Scale:

$21.21 /hour to $23.72 /hour based on CUPE Wage Schedule

QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY

  • Personal Support Workers (PSW) or equivalent Health Care Aide (HCA) certificate/experience acceptable to the Employer;
  • Education/courses and experience related to the care of the elderly would be an asset;
  • Current CPR certification would be an asset;
  • Understands and maintains confidentiality;
  • Working knowledge of computer software would be an asset;
  • Familiar with Occupational Health & Safety Workers’ rights and responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skill with the ability to function effectively independently, within a team, with front line personnel, and management;
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-paced healthcare environment with excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize workload;
  • Dependable with a verifiable acceptable attendance record;
  • Proven ability to perform the essential duties of the position on a regular basis.

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • This position is responsible for the direct care of the residents as indicated by the resident care plan under the supervision of registered staff. The HCA/PSW is responsible to report to the Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), any change in the resident’s condition. The HCA/PSW works as part of a multidisciplinary team.

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Assist residents with all activities of daily living in accordance with the Home’s policies and procedures and Long Term Care Act;
  • Contributes in a positive way to the home-like atmosphere of Rainycrest Long Term Care;
  • Follows the resident’s current care plan and documents resident care on the Daily Care Record;
  • Interacts professionally and courteously with residents, families, visitors, and staff;
  • Adheres to all safety policies including but not limited to resident transfers, mechanical lifts, and environment;
  • Maintains the standards and policies set out by the organization and Long Term Care;
  • Measures and records resident’s weight and reports to the RN/RPN any changes;
  • Collects specimens (urine, sputum and stool) under the direction of the RN/RPN;
  • Keeps all service areas such as utility, linen and tub rooms clean and hazard-free;
  • Keeps all resident care areas tidy and reports any needs for repairs to the RN/RPN;
  • Responds to the resident call bells and security alarms promptly;
  • Reports immediately any physical or behaviour changes in a resident or incident causing concern to the RN/RPN;
  • Provides input for the development and revision of the resident care plan;
  • Participates in resident care conferences and multidisciplinary meetings;
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all resident information;
  • Participates in staff development programs, in services and completes all mandatory education as required;
  • Assists with training of all new staff and students;
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned; Health and Safety Employee Health and Safety
  • Responsible for following all Occupational Health and Safety regulations and relevant organizational policies and procedures to ensure personal safety and safety of others;
  • Participates in monthly safety inspections, emergency drills and training programs as required;
  • Reports any equipment, safety concerns or hazards to Supervisor;
  • Has a working knowledge of all Emergency Plans – codes, policies and procedure; Client Safety
  • Responsible for following organizational policies and procedures;
  • Identifies and informs managers/supervisors of client safety problems and concerns, including actual and potential adverse events and incidents;
  • Assesses client safety issues and concerns and actively participates in improvement activities;

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  1. Human Resource Policies
  2. Corporation Policies
  3. Department Policies
 
 
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