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Health Care Aide, Job Offer in McLeod, Alberta

Job description

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in providing restorative care for residents; assists with ambulation, feeding, bathing and grooming.
  • Consults with and informs team leader of activities, needs and problems related to resident care. Utilizes observation skills to note changes in resident’s condition and informs team leader.
  • Encourages participation in activity programs by assisting residents to prepare for and assisting them to and from activities.
  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of residents.
  • Assists with meal service and nourishment delivery to residents and provides feeding assistance as required. Reports any changes in appetite to RN/LPN.
  • Provides emotional and social support to residents/families including palliative care.
  • Adheres to established department policies and procedures regarding quality assurance, fire, safety, environment and infection control.
Required Skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to read and write English as well as to understand verbal and written instructions in English.
  • Health Care Aide certification.
  • Long Term Care experience preferred.
  • Regular lifting and moving residents, equipment and supplies. Repeated lifting, squatting, reaching and bending.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates organizational skills and ability to complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
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