Health Care Aide

Health Care Aide

06 Jan
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Alberta Health Services
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Claresholm

06 Jan

Alberta Health Services

Claresholm

Your Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity to provide quality patient care at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre, in a Long Term Care setting. The Health Care Aide (HCA) provides patient care services as an unregulated worker under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The primary duties include: performing tasks related to activities of daily living, and ensuring comfort and safety of the patient. To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered please attach a resume with your application. Position is in Claresholm, approx. 100km south of Calgary city limits. Please note, this facility provides Long Term Care (LTC) services and by Order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health,





many AHS employees are restricted to work only at a single LTC/DSL site for the remainder of the pandemic. Speak to the hiring manager who will confirm if, as the successful candidate in this position, you will be restricted to work at only one LTC/DLS site in Alberta.



Description:

As a Health Care Aide (HCA), you are responsible for providing personal assistance, supporting activities of daily living and providing comfort and support services to patients (clients, residents) who require short-term assistance or ongoing support. You will work closely with patients, families, and caregivers spanning the continuum of care in home, community or health care facilities. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.



Classification: Health Care Aide

Union: AUPE AUX

Department: Willow Creek Aux LTC Nursing

Primary Location: Willow Creek

Multi-Site: Not Applicable

FTE: 0.59

Posting End Date: 17-JAN-2022

Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits

Date Available: 27-JAN-2022

Temporary End Date: 30-JAN-2023

Hours per Shift: 7.75, 5.75, 6

Length of Shift in weeks: 5

Shifts per cycle: 15

Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends

Days Off: As Per Rotation

Minimum Salary: $19.92

Maximum Salary: $24.21

Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable



Required Qualifications:

Active directory status on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory. Must provide a confirmation letter as proof of enrolment from the Directory at https://www.albertahcadirectory.com/health-care-aides/confirmation/. Nursing students currently enrolled in an approved Alberta nursing program who have successfully completed a minimum of 100 hours of practicum; and are either in their 1st year of practical nursing program; or 2nd year of baccalaureate nursing or psychiatric nursing program will be considered. Must attest to this compliance and provide proof of qualification.



Additional Required Qualifications:

Experience working with seniors and the cognitively impaired patients Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patients and families in stressful situations necessary. Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills within a team setting. Maintains a standard of high quality care, self-directed and motivated. Demonstrates a caring attitude towards patients and families, ability to relate to clients in a caring manner with respect and dignity. Ability to work collaboratively with team members is essential. Physical ability to assist with lifting, turning, and transferring adult patients essential. Ability to handle the physical demands of the HCA position. Ability to utilize safe transferring and lifting equipment (It’s Your Move) is necessary. Good attendance as demonstrated in reference check. Medication course required when working day/night rotations. Please Note: This position is located outside of the Calgary city limits (136 km south of Calgary).



Preferred Qualifications:

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) preferred. Previous nursing attendant experience in LTC Supportive Pathways, or Dementia training is preferred.

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