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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Relief Full Time Health Care Assistant to provide support to the Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Specialized Population team at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge located in White Rock, B.C. This Relief Full Time positions is available until October 18, 2022 or return of incumbent.
This vacancy is subject to the requirements of the Facility Staff Assignment Order (the “SSO”) issued by the Fraser Health’s Medical Health Officer further to the Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer on April 10th 2020 (amended April 15th 2020) (the “PHO Order”). While these Orders are in effect the successful applicant to this vacancy will be limited to working in only one (1) private long-term care hospital, licensed long-term care facility, registered assisted living facility, stand-alone extended care hospital or provincial mental health facility (the “Facilities”).
Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.
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In accordance with the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, the Health Care Assistant, Residential Care works collaboratively and in partnership with the interdisciplinary team in the provision of person-centered care to diverse populations promoting resident/client choices, individualized routines, resident/client and family involvement in care decisions and continuity and consistency of care.
Following an established, individualized care plan, the Health Care Assistant provides person-centered care by assisting residents/clients in activities of daily living. Encourages and assists as necessary with toileting, bathing, skin care, grooming, dressing and personal laundry. Participates, as a member of and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, in the organization and implementation of established leisure activities as outlined in the care plan; encourages resident/client participation, within the resident's/client's abilities and informs residents/clients, families and volunteers of daily plans. Makes tea, coffee, toast, sandwiches and assists residents/clients who require help with their dining experience.
Following an established, individualized care plan, provides person-centered care by assisting residents/clients in activities of daily living. Encourages and assists as necessary with toileting, bathing, skin care, grooming, dressing, personal laundry and mobilizing residents/clients.
Participates, as a member of and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, in the organization and implementation of established leisure activities as outlined in the care plan; encourages resident/client participation, within the resident's/client's abilities and informs residents/clients, families and volunteers of daily plans.
Demonstrates actions and movements to residents/clients and encourages the involvement of family members and volunteers in specific, appropriate 1:1 activities with individual residents/clients as per the care plan.
Observes any changes in resident's/client's behaviour and abilities, cognitive skills and program participation and documents and reports the observed changes to the interdisciplinary team members as appropriate.
Performs procedures such as taking temperature and weight as directed. Obtains laboratory specimens.
Utilizes mechanical aids such as lifts, wheelchairs and stretchers in order to transfer and position residents/clients in comfortable and therapeutic body positions.
Performs limited food preparation such as heating prepared food according to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP); including such activities as making tea, coffee, toast, and assists residents/clients who require help with their dining experience.
Welcomes new residents/clients and their families by orientating them to the physical environment, routines, staff, volunteers and other residents/clients.
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, inservices, team and family conferences and other meetings/committees as assigned.
Provides input on the effectiveness of programs and routines and makes suggestions for changes and new programs to the interdisciplinary team.
Cleans and maintains equipment as needed. Reports unsafe, malfunctioning equipment, hazardous conditions, general maintenance needs and supply needs to appropriate staff.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Grade 10, graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Food Safety Certificate Level 1.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Ability to teach.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.