Reporting to the Manager of the ALCU, the Care Team Assistant (CTA) works under the direction and supervision of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and / or Registered Nurse (RN), to perform direct and indirect resident care tasks and support functions.
Those assigned tasks and functions support the role of the professional staff and the efficient operation of the unit, and are delivered in a safe manner.
Assigned roles and responsibilities will be within the care delivery model and based on the needs of the patient population, the health care system, and the RNs and LPN’s with whom the CTA works.
Duties include personal care of patients, patient mobility and assisting the team in patient care provision.
The duties of the Care Team Assistant will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Graduate of an approved Continuing Care Assistant program with certification as a Continuing Care Assistant in Nova Scotia
Current First Aid / CPR certification
Demonstrated ability to take direction and accept accountability for actions taken
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Demonstrated commitment to excellent patient care
Ability to organize and prioritize patient care
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact positively with patients / residents, families and other health care providers / staff while demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
The ability to perform duties that involve lifting, bending and stretching
Travel to different sites may be required
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Hours of Work
Permanent, Part-time (46%) position; 34.5 hours bi-weekly
Beginning May 27, 2019
Date is approximate and subject to change
Shifts may include days, nights, weekends & holidays