Green Acres Foundation
  • 06-Nov-2017 to 26-Nov-2017 (PST)
  • Piyami Lodge
  • Picture Butte, AB, CAN
  • Casual

Main Purpose/Scope:

Reporting to the Manager or designated site RN, Health Care Aides (HCAs) provide personal care assistance and other services that support a home-like environment to residents as detailed in their care plans/Service Authorizations.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide resident care which includes, but may not be limited to:
    • assisting residents with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, ambulation, and toileting as per their individual care plan/Service Authorization
    • providing personal care to residents as outlined in their individual care plan/Service Authorization
    • providing assistance with housekeeping, meal preparation/service, and recreational activities
    • performing assigned tasks as provided by Home Care and approved by GAF management
    • assisting with therapeutic regimes as required: range of motion exercises, medication assistance and reminders, simple wound care, respiratory therapy, urinary and peri-care, etc.
    • assisting with mobilization as required: bed transfers, lifting, turning, walking, and crutch walking
  • Distribute medication following Foundation policies and procedures
  • Respond to emergency calls from residents and take appropriate action
  • Monitor changes in resident's health that may affect their personal care needs, or any other issues or concerns, and report to the Manager or designated RN/LPN, and/or Home Care
  • Complete all necessary charting, paperwork and reporting requirements in a clear, legible, concise, and timely manner
  • Maintain a neat, clean, pleasant, home-like environment for the residents
  • Participate in resident care conferences as required
  • Other duties as required

Job Specifications:

Education/Training:

  • Certified Health Care Aide under the current and approved provincial curriculum

OR

LPN student who has completed the first full year of studies in an Alberta or Canadian nursing program and is continuing in the program

OR

RN student who has completed the second full year of studies in an Alberta or Canadian nursing program and is continuing in the program

Experience:

  • Related experience providing personal care to seniors considered an asset

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English
  • Ability to manage situations appropriately with confidentiality, tact, and sensitivity
  • Ability to work independently while supporting a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong customer service focus and solid experience dealing with customer issues
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to deal with residents and their families, health partners, management, and co-workers in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Above average listening skills
  • A flexible, willing, and positive attitude
  • High safety and hygiene standards

Requirements:

  • Follow a shift rotation schedule including days, evenings, nights, and weekends
  • Successfully complete work-related training as required
  • Support and adhere to all current and future Foundation policies and procedures
  • Support and adhere to all federal and provincial legislation as it applies to the Foundation including, but not limited to, Alberta Housing Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, Protection for Persons in Care Act, Health Information Act, Occupational Health and Safety, and WHMIS
  • Uphold all applicable standards including, but not limited to, Supportive Living Accommodation Standards and Continuing Care Health Service Standards
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Ensure compliance with dress and grooming policy to project and maintain a professional image
  • Mobility to work in multi-storey building and physical stamina to lift and carry up to 25 kg.

Specific Requirements:

  • Current satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • First Aid certification (at sites where no LPN or RN is present)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of this position.

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