AHS Jobs Edmonton – Health Care Aide

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Job Description:

As a Health Care Aide (HCA), 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.

Job Responsibilities:

The Health Care Aide (HCA) provides 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 provides direct care to clients in their homes in both the community and lodge setting. Responsibilities will include providing personal care and assisting with activities of daily living as outlined in the care plan, including but not limited to personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, grooming, transferring and mobilizing; Providing emotional support by being a good listener, being supportive, being friendly and sincere, and interacting optimistically; Provides respite care to relieve family caregivers including but not limited to companionship, recreational activities, and supervision; Performs health care duties as authorized on the client’s plan of care including simple dressings, medication assistance, catheter care, ostomy care, and exercises for range of movement and strengthening; Provides Housekeeping services that are essential to the Client’s Activities of Daily Living in their immediate living space to increase the prospects for maintaining the client in their Home/Community

Job Requirements:

  • In addition, the candidate must be effective in verbal and written English, have well-developed time management skills, and demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills with patients/clients, families, visitors and team members.
  • Must attest to this compliance and provide proof of qualification.
  • Active directory status on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory.
  • Handling, moving and lifting heavy up to 50lbs or awkward equipment and/or individuals is required for this position.
  • This candidate must demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team (including requesting and accepting direction as required).

Qualification & Experience:

  • The candidate should have a Medication Assistance Certificate or prior experience in Medication Assistance and have recent experience in the health care field working with older or chronically ill individuals in a community-based setting.
  • 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.
  • The candidate must be proficient and have a minimum of 1-year experience with computers and operational programs such as ESP, PARIS, and Microsoft Excel.

Job Details:

Company: Alberta Health Services

Vacancy Type: Part Time

Job Location: High River, Alberta, Canada

Application Deadline: N/A

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