Vancouver Coastal Health

Care Aide - Long Term Care

Job Description

Job Title: Care Aide 
Work Site: Intermediate Care Unit, Hilltop House Long Term Care Facility - Squamish, BC 
Status: Regular Part Time (0.47 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $25.83 per hour
Hours:

2300-0700

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 159686-awu

 

Come work as a Care Aide with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Care Aide to join the Intermediate Care Unit at Hilltop House Long Term Care Facility in Squamish, BC. 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:

  • Working under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse or other designate and in cooperation with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the delivery of client care.
  • Following established care plans to provide personal care; bathe, groom, dress, assist with meals and oral hygiene and perform 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 provides assistance with lifting and/or transferring of clients following established lifting/safety techniques.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment for clients and staff.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

ABOUT HILLTOP HOUSE:

 

Hilltop House is located in Squamish, BC, approximately one hour north of the Vancouver lower mainland and accessible on the scenic Sea to Sky highway. The area hosts an abundance of recreational activities such as mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and kayaking, as well as a growing arts and culture scene. Hilltop House is a 61-bed long term care facility for seniors with complex needs. It provides home-like care for its permanent residents, as well as respite care, a community bathing program and adult day care for seniors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.
  • Eligible for 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).

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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.

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