Job Title: Care Aide
Work Site: Long Term Care - Totem Lodge - Sechelt, BC
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $25.33 per hour
ABOUT TOTEM LODGE:
Located next to Sechelt Hospital in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast, Totem Lodge is a long-term care facility for individuals with complex health care needs who require 24-hour care due to physical disability or mental or behavioural conditions. Services include nursing and personal care, medication administration, meals, laundry service, and social and recreational activities.
ABOUT SECHELT, BC:
The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!
Care Aides working in Long Term Care at Vancouver Coastal Health make a significant impact on the quality of life of their patients. Working with a multidisciplinary team, our Care Aides play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of our Long Term Care clients.
Are you strong team-player and have a desire to help others? Apply to work as a Care Aide today!
As a Care Aide at Vancouver Coastal Health you will make your impact by:
Assisting in the delivery of client care. You will do this while working under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse or other designate and in cooperation with interdisciplinary team members.
Providing personal care to patients while following established care plans. This may include bathing, grooming, dressing, assisting with meals and oral hygiene and performing nursing care duties as applicable.
Responding to call bells/alarms.
Observing and monitoring clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reporting/recording significant observations.
Utilizing mechanical aides such as specialty beds, wheelchairs and stretchers to transport clients and provide assistance with lifting and/or transferring of clients following established lifting/safety techniques.
Maintaining a clean and safe environment for clients and staff.
Care Aides at Vancouver Coastal Health operate within the context of a resident/client and family centered care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization.
Education & Experience
Grade 10 (including English 10).
Successful graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.
Knowledge & Abilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and proficiently both verbally and in writing
Ability to deal with others effectively and respectfully.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment (such as Patient Care Information Systems)
This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.