Edmonton Zone Continuing Care provides an integrated system of health and personal support services to clients living in their own home, in a supportive living setting or in a long term care setting. Working in this program, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of professionals providing support and care to clients of all ages. Within this advanced model of care, you will work as a partnership with a common goal of clients achieving and maintaining their health, well-being, and independence. The Health Care Aide provides personal care and support to clients in a community setting as an unregulated worker under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Work is assigned according to an established plan of care, in collaboration with the client, family and members of the interdisciplinary team. Documentation of pertinent information and care provision is required, as is participation in relevant in-service education. Alberta Health Services, Continuing Care is committed to providing high quality health services promoting wellness, independence, and choice.
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.
Health Care Aide
CH-Morinville HC Personal-EDM
Morinville Provincial Building
Posting End Date:
Regular Part Time
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Days, Evenings, Weekends
As Per Rotation
Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Additional 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.
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. The successful candidate will work independently in clients’ homes, which could include single family dwellings, condominiums, and/or walk-up apartments therefore, the successful candidate must be able to work in different settings and environments (home environments and weather conditions), as well as be able to lift and carrying medical bags, which weigh approximately 25-30 lbs. This position will be based out of the Morinville office, but will provide support to home care's Suburban/Rural West team, which may include travel to the other home care network offices, as required.
Previous Community Care and/or geriatric experience. Previous experience in the health care field and work with older or chronically ill individuals. A Medication Assistance Certificate or prior experience in Medication Assistance.