Health Care Aide
Alberta Health Services
Edmonton, AB
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: UAH Regularized Relief Emergen
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 19-FEB-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 04-MAR-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75, 11.08
Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
Shifts per cycle: Varied
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $19.92
Maximum Salary: $24.21
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Must meet one of the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Health Care Aide (HCA) competency requirements: Certified - certified as a Health Care Aide through a Government of Alberta licensed post-secondary institution using the Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum. Evidence required upon hire; or Substantially Equivalent - an educational background deemed equivalent as compared to the approved Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum. Evidence required upon hire; or Deemed Competent - assessed as competent by an Alberta regulated nurse, using the Provincial Competency Assessment Profile Tool. Evidence required upon hire; or candidate would be required to register for a HCA course from a Government of Alberta licensed post-secondary institution using the Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum within 155 hours or 6 weeks (whichever comes first), and successfully complete the course within 12 month timeline from date of hire.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Current Heart and Stroke Basic Life Support (BLS - Heart Saver AED Level C required). Healthcare Provider Registration. One year experience as a Health Care Aide required. English language comprehension, both oral and written is required. Ability to meet the physical demands associated with the job i.e. pushing stretchers, carts, wheelchairs, and bending, reaching, is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Emergency Department experience preferred. Ability to work in a team environment is essential. Self-motivated individual able to prioritize and organize workload, in a busy patient care environment.