This opportunity is with the Strathcona Community Hospital, Emergency Department. This facility offers a 24/7 Emergency Department, and a variety of Ambulatory, Laboratory, and Diagnostic Imaging services. The Health Care Aide (HCA) is an unregulated member of the interdisciplinary health care team and is responsible for providing direct care to assist in the activities of daily living, comfort and the safety of the patient, and provides indirect services to support the overall provision of care in their assigned area. These services are provided under supervision and direction of the Register Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or regulated healthcare professional in accordance with their designated colleges’ supervision guidelines. The type of supervision required (direct or indirect) will depend on the complexity of the task or procedure being assigned, the stability of the patient and the skill level of the HCA performing the task.
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: Strathcona General Emergency
Primary Location: Strathcona Community Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 09-AUG-2021
Temporary Employee Class: Temporary Part Time
Date Available: 19-AUG-2021
Temporary End Date: 16-JAN-2022
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 24
Shift Pattern: Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $19.92
Maximum Salary: $24.21
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Active directory status on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory. Must provide a confirmation letter as proof of enrolment from the Directory at https://www.albertahcadirectory.com/health-care-aides/confirmation/. Nursing students currently enrolled in an approved Alberta nursing program who have successfully completed a minimum of 100 hours of practicum; and are either in their 1st year of practical nursing program; or 2nd year of baccalaureate nursing or psychiatric nursing program will be considered. Must attest to this compliance and provide proof of qualification.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP). Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good command of the English language. Ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision. Physical capability of performing all aspects of the role (bending, crouching, kneeling, overhead lifting, and mobilization of bariatric patients).
Preference will be given to applicants with recent (within the last 2 years) Emergency, or acute care, experience.