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Nursing - Health Care Aide
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00126120 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Rocky Mountain House has an exciting opportunity for a Health Care Aide in Home Care! Rocky Mountain House is well known as the place "Where Adventure Begins". Located 215 km from Calgary, 215 km from Edmonton and 77 km from Red Deer, it is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Canada. You will work with a dynamic, supportive team and will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in your community. As a successful HCA, you will work as a team as well as working individually in a self-motivated environment that is always changing. Adhering to the provided care plan that has been established in collaboration with the client, family and members of the interdisciplinary team will support you in your every changing environment. You will perform health care duties as authorized on the client’s care plan, including but not limited to simple dressings, medication assistance, catheter care, ostomy care and exercises for range of movement and strengthening. Expanding your knowledge as a HCA is important, which means participating in education and local home care office initiatives. You will frequently communicate with regulated health professional on client status, care delivery, observations and feedback as well as documenting pertinent information and care provided. You have an opportunity to contribute as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team; demonstrating excellent creativity and resourcefulness with the ability to think on your feet with little direction. You will need to have great time management and organization abilities in order to balance different priorities at once. Being able to provide friendly and sincere emotional support by being a good listener and interacting in a positive and optimistic manner is critical to ensuring patient centered care as a HCA. New Graduates Welcome!

Description:

As a Health Care Aide (HCA) - Nursing Attendant, 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: CZ RMH CHC Home Support
  • Primary Location: Rocky Mountain House HC
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 18-NOV-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 28-NOV-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 14
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $19.92
  • Maximum Salary: $24.21
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

- As a condition of employment at AHS, you must be enrolled in the Government of Alberta-Health Care Aide Directory and provide evidence of your enrollment at time of hire and annually thereafter. For more information on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory, please visit: www.albertahcadirectory.com. - In addition, you must meet one of the following Alberta Health Services (AHS) Health Care Aide (HCA) competency requirement and provide evidence at time of hire: a) Certified - certified as a Health Care Aide through a Government of Alberta licensed post-secondary institution using the Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum; or b) Substantially Equivalent - an educational background deemed equivalent as compared to the approved Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum; or c) Deemed Competent - assessed as competent by an Alberta regulated nurse, using the Provincial Competency Assessment Profile Tool.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Availability to work evenings and weekends is a requirement for this position. Possession of a valid driver’s license for work-related travel. This position requires a vehicle for business use. Physically able to perform all assigned tasks. Ability to perform all duties in accordance with related legislation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience providing medication assistance. Experience in caring for the elder population or chronically ill clients in the community setting. Experience using Microsoft Office and Lync/Skype for Business.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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