Health Care Aide - Home Care

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Nursing - Health Care Aide
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00118331 Requisition #
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Reporting to the Care Manager, the Health Care Aid (HCA) is responsible for providing personal care and support to clients served by the home care program. Work is assigned according to an established plan of care, in collaboration with the client, family, and members of the interdisciplinary team. The HCA is supervised by a regulated health professional and may perform assigned restricted activities under specific circumstances. Key responsibilities of this role include: adherence to care plan as established; regularly communicate with regulated health professional on client status, care delivery, observations, and feedback; documentation of pertinent information and care provided; and participation in education and local home care office initiatives. The HCA must have the following qualities to be successful in this role. Strong interpersonal communication and interdisciplinary team player skills. Excellent creativity, resourcefulness, time management, and organization abilities. Knowledge of the continuing care sector and various levels of care. Experience with legislation and standards as it relates to home care. Demonstrated ability to also work independently using sound judgment. Ability to monitor financial accountabilities. Familiarity with computer systems including but not limited to Meditech/PARIS, Microsoft Office, Lync/Skype for Business. Excellent attendance record, reliability, and personal suitability to the home care program which can be demonstrated through previous employment. Physically able to perform all assigned tasks. Ability to perform all duties in accordance with related legislation. Experience working with mechanical lifts and other transferring methods. Communicates well while being respectful and tactful in communication. Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work-related travel.

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 OLDS CHC Home Support
  • Primary Location: Olds Comm Health
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 20-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 02-DEC-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 23-MAY-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 20
  • 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:

Current BCLS-HCP certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 3 years of recent (within the last 5 years) experience in health care field with preference given to care for older or chronically ill clients in the community setting. Medication Assistance Certificate or experience providing medication assistance as per the medication assistance program. Ability to apply health and safety principles in delivering care. Effective and efficient in scheduling work activities with consideration for financial accountabilities.

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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