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Are you a warm, caring individual passionate about making a difference in the life of a senior? Are you the kind of person that shows up for work during a blizzard? Do you want a flexible work schedule that works with your family’s schedule? We're looking for Home Support Workers/ Caregivers/ Health Care Aides / RCA/ Home Care Assistants and International Nurses who are able to work from 10 to 40 hours per week in Nanaimo BC.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • To adhere to the plan of care as determined by the supervisor;
  • To facilitate residents’ move in and transfers where applicable;
  • To observe and report on residents/clients care/service utilizing appropriate Revera forms or tools;
  • To assist the resident/client with personal care and hygiene and activities of daily living;
  • To observe and report on changes in residents/clients condition to supervisor;
  • To escalate medical emergencies to supervisor or emergency medical services as appropriate;
  • To plan and prepare nutritious meals as required;
  • To assist with ambulation, mobilization, transferring and adaptive aids;
  • To demonstrate understanding of resident/client needs and maximize abilities;
  • To provide cognitive, social, emotional, and psychological support to the resident/client/family;
  • To maintain resident/client information confidentiality;
  • To respond to resident/client/family concerns and ensure appropriate action taken within decision making authority and or concern communicated to supervisor;
  • To assist in maintaining a safe and cleanly environment, including residents/clients equipment , belongings, and nursing equipment;
  • To observe & report to the Client Service Supervisor any concerns regarding client’s safety, including physical environment, implement interventions as directed by his/her supervisor & advocate on client’s behalf to ensure client’s safety is maintained;
  • To engage with other agencies involved in resident/client care as directed;
  • To attend in services to develop knowledge and skills;
  • To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct;
  • To complete all other tasks as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of Health Care Aide program (or provincial equivalent certificate program with minimum 500 hours in Ontario & Alberta of theory & practicum)
  • Experience working with seniors in the community health services setting
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer focus skills
  • Must have demonstrated sound skills and knowledge of providing personal care duties
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aid certification required
  • Ability to perform tasks that are necessary for the position, e.g. lifting/transferring clients
  • Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).

 

Job summary

Job Opening ID
D-0203
Posting Title
HEALTH CARE AIDE
Job Status
Accepting Application
Industry
HEALTH CARE
Assigned Recruiter
Naina Jagger
Date Opened
09/30/2016
Number of Positions
4
Job Type
Contract
City
Nanaimo
Province
BC
Work Experience
Experience working with seniors in the community health services setting