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Health Care Aide - Home Support Aide

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Nursing - Health Care Aide
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ALB00150535 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

As a Health Care Aide - Home Support Aide and member of our nursing care team, you will demonstrate genuine interest and respect for our clients and utilize your knowledge, skills, and abilities to competently provide direct client centered care as an unregulated worker under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This position is suitable for candidates who have a strong interest and skills in providing care to the elderly and community clients. Within the Home Care Interdisciplinary Team, the Home Support Aide is responsible for providing personal care and assisting with activities of daily living within the client's authorized plan of care. Clients and their families are assisted to maximize their optimum level of independence. You will provide emotional support by being a good listener, being supportive, being friendly and sincere, and interacting in a positive and optimistic manner. You will provide respite care to relieve family caregivers including but not limited to companionship, recreational activities and supervision. You will perform health care duties as authorized on the client's plan of care including simple dressings, medication assistance, catheter care, ostomy care and exercises for range of movement and strengthening. You have an opportunity to contribute as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Situated 135km east of Edmonton. Two Hills is an urban centre serving an agricultural region. The town has a population of 1379 while the county has approximately 4500 people. Residents have easy access to the downtown and commercial areas, as well as several parks and playgrounds. The town has a grocery store, several restaurants, gas stations, two banks, various businesses, churches, two schools with kindergarten to grade 12, an arena and curling rink and a swimming pool.

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: Two Hills HC Home Support
  • Primary Location: Two Hills Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.53
  • Posting End Date: 27-OCT-2020
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp Part Time
  • Date Available: 06-NOV-2020
  • Temporary End Date: 06-APR-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 6
  • Shifts per cycle: 16
  • Shift Pattern: Evenings, Days, 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:

The ability to apply health and safety principles in delivering care to clients in the community, to work effectively and cooperatively with others and to set priorities by organizing and scheduling work related activities is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working in the health care field and working with older or chronically ill individuals is desirable.

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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