Health Care Aide
Alberta Health Services
Vegreville, AB
Your Opportunity:
Vegreville, located 102 km east of Edmonton has a population of 6,000 and offers a complete range of services; has a friendly small-town atmosphere and is an attractive place to raise a family. Vegreville is an active community with excellent amenities for all ages and lifestyles. The Alberta Health Services facility in Vegreville is the Vegreville Care Centre, a seniors housing facility which allows for 60 Long Term Care residents. The newly designed facility has Cottages built within, allowing for a more home like atmosphere for both patients and their families. Reporting to the Care Manager, the Health Care Aide provides patient care services as a member of a health care team, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. The Health Care Aide participates in the delivery of quality patient care by assisting with basic personal care and hygiene, lifting and transferring of patients, patient nutrition and feeding patients as necessary, changing linens, gathering equipment, restocking supplies, and portering patients and supplies as necessary.

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: Vegreville CC Aux LTC Nursing
Primary Location: Vegreville Care Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.40
Posting End Date: 22-JUL-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Part Time
Date Available: 06-AUG-2019
Temporary End Date: 06-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 10
Shifts per cycle: 20
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $19.92
Maximum Salary: $24.21
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

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:
In addition, the incumbent will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: actively integrates Patient and Family Centered Care principles into practice; excellent communication skills in order to work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team and accept direction as required; demonstrates critical thinking, conflict resolution and problem solving skills; excellent time management and prioritization skills; compliance with the AHS Hand Hygiene policies; demonstrates behaviours consistent with the values of AHS - compassion, accountability, respect, excellence, and safety.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum 1 year of Health Care Aide experience in the past 5 years preferred.