The Service Worker I is an exciting role within the multidisciplinary team for Alberta Kidney Care Program (AKC) - EDM Zone. Under the direction of the nursing staff, the Service Worker contributes to safe patient care and the efficiency of the Unit. The Service Worker provides assistance in setting up, rinsing, stripping and the maintenance of the hemodialysis machines under the supervision of a nurse. The Service Worker also transports patients, assists with weighing patients, ensures patient comfort, and delivers specimens throughout the Hospital. The Service Worker maintains, cleans and handles hospital equipment pertaining to the Unit, as well as keeps supplies and linens ordered, stocked, and organized. The AKC program requires candidates to complete/pass Service Worker Hemodialysis Training. Candidates must be able to attend training following a successful interview. Hemodialysis Training is held in one of the EDM Zone AKC sites and Red Deer depending on availability. Hemodialysis Training is an intensive 3 week schedule consisting of two parts; Classroom Training followed by a Midterm. A passing mark of 75% is required to move onto Buddy Shifts. Buddy Shifts are scheduled by the Unit Manager (2 weeks). A satisfactory performance is required during Buddy Shifts to be considered a pass. Position may flex within the Edmonton Zone, Alberta Kidney Care sites; University of Alberta Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton General Hospital & Grey Nuns Hospital.
As a Service Worker I, you may transport patients (clients, residents) and equipment to and from different units as well as distribute and replenish hospital supplies throughout the units. You may also transport lab specimens, blood and blood products, patient charts, and clean patient care equipment. You will report any concerns regarding supplies and safety issues to Unit Managers and perform other duties as required.
Classification: Service Worker I
Union: AUPE GSS
Department: NARP Relief Float Pool
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 19-JUN-2020
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 06-JUL-2020
Hours per Shift: Varied
Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
Shifts per cycle: Varied
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $19.79
Maximum Salary: $21.60
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) certification. Must be able to lift minimum of 40 lbs (18kg). Demonstrated good communication skills. High degree of motivation and organizational skills. Ability to work under supervision and independently. Ability to work in an actively paced area and adapts to frequent interruptions in activity. In this two part training process, you will be required to attend 5 days of training and pass a written test prior to moving onto the second phase or training which includes two week set of buddy shifts. Only upon successful completion based on educator assessments will the candidate move on with the program.
Previous training and/ or experience transporting patients in a health care institution is an asset. Supply chain management experience. Customer Service experience. Patient handling or it’s your move training.