The Service Worker I is an exciting role within the multidisciplinary team for the Alberta Kidney Care – North. Under the direction of the nursing staff, the Service Worker contributes to safe patient care and the efficiency of the Unit. The Service Worker transports patients, ensures patient comfort, and delivers specimens throughout the Hospital. The Service Worker keeps supplies and linens ordered, stocked, and organized. The Service Worker maintains, cleans, and handles hospital equipment pertaining to the Unit. The Service Worker also provides assistance in setting up, rinsing, stripping and the maintenance of the hemodialysis machines under the supervision of a nurse. May be required to work in the RAH Incentre Dialysis Unit if the need arises.
As a Service Worker I, you may transport patients (clients, residents) and equipment to and from different units as well as distribute and replenish hospital supplies throughout the units. You may also transport lab specimens, blood and blood products, patient charts, and clean patient care equipment. You will report any concerns regarding supplies and safety issues to Unit Managers and perform other duties as required.
Classification: Service Worker I
Union: AUPE GSS
Department: RAH Hemodialysis
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 02-APR-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Full Time
Date Available: 13-APR-2020
Temporary End Date: 13-SEP-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $19.79
Maximum Salary: $21.60
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Valid BCLS for Healthcare providers. Must be able to lift minimum of 40lbs. High degree of motivation and organizational skills required. Demonstrated good communication skills. Ability to work under supervision and independently. Ability to work in an actively paced area and adapts to frequent interruptions in activity. The Alberta Kidney Care – North program requires candidates to complete/pass Service Worker Hemodialysis Training: Candidate must be able to attend training following a successful interview. Hemodialysis Training is held in Edmonton or Red Deer depending on availability. Hemodialysis Training is an intensive 2 week schedule consisting of two parts: Classroom Training followed by Midterm (1 week). A passing mark of 75% is required to move onto buddy shifts. Buddy Shifts (1 week). A satisfactory performance is required during buddy shifts to be considered a “pass”.
Recent (within 6 months) acute hospital service worker/hospital aid experience preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with current (within 2 years) hemodialysis experience. Previous training and/or experience transporting patients in a health care institution is an asset.