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Health Care Aide

Claresholm, AB
  • Number of positions available : 1

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  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

This is an exciting opportunity to provide quality patient care at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre (Long Term Care setting). Nestled near the Porcupine Hills, Claresholm is a small, tight knit community close to many outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, and camping. 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, deescalting residents, working as a team, and ensuring comfort and safety of the patient at all times. To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered please attach a resume with your application. Position is in Claresholm, approx. 136km south of Calgary city limits and 80 km North of Lethbridge.

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.

Active directory status on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory. Must provide a confirmation letter as proof of enrolment from the Directory at 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.

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. 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).

Experience working with seniors and cognitively impaired individuals. Ability to utilize safe transferring and lifting equipment (i.e. It's your Move certification) considered an asset. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP). Non-Violence Crisis Intervention training. Previous nursing attendant experience in LTC or Supportive Living. Supportive Pathways, or Dementia training.


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