The Royal Alexandra Hospital Women’s Relief Team at the Royal Alexandra Hospital provides relief (float) staff to 5 Women’s units. The Women’s program dedicated to best practice in providing patient and family centered care. Care is delivered by an interdisciplinary collaborative care team in accordance with AHS Values, hospital policies and nursing care standards. As a member of the collaborative, interdisciplinary team, the Health Care Aide - Women’s Float Pool is responsible for providing patient care services as an unregulated worker under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The Health Care Aide within the Women’s program participate in the delivery of quality patient care by providing services necessary for the physical and emotional well-being and comfort of the patient. The Health Care Aide duties will include, but are not limited to, assisting in the delivery of quality patient care to meet patient’s hygiene, nutrition, mobility, recreation and safety needs by obtaining and documenting height and weight, assisting with ADLs, lifting, transferring and mobilizing patients, transporting patients, equipment and specimens to other areas of the hospital, as well as maintaining the inventory of supplies. You will also assist in the maintenance of a safe environment for patients, families, staff and visitors by gathering and cleaning equipment and maintaining an environment free of obstacles and clutter. Physical demands of the job involve periods of physical activity such as standing, bending, twisting, walking, and lifting weights up to 25 kg.
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: RA-Womens Float-EDM
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 26-OCT-2020
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 05-NOV-2020
Hours per Shift: Varies
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends,
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $19.92
Maximum Salary: $24.21
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Must provide a confirmation letter with an Active directory status as proof of enrolment on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory. For more information, please visit https://www.albertahcadirectory.com/health-care-aides/confirmation/
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current BCLS-HCP taken within the last 12 months is required - issued from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Basic computer and email skills required. English language proficiency (verbal and written). Organizational and time management skills. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the interdisciplinary team. Ability to perform job duties independently while working in collaboration with team members. Ability to adapt quickly to changing and fluctuating workloads and work condition.
Recent experience or practicum in an Acute Inpatient Unit is preferred.