JOB SUMMARY :
The ACE unit is an evidence based model of care that is specifically designed to address the needs of hospitalized older adults, to improve clinical outcomes for older patients by preventing functional decline and other complications.
The clinical assistant within the ACE unit promotes healing of acute medical patients, and contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and Visitors.
The duties will include Clinical Support, such as assisting patients with basic personal care needs, might escorting patients into diagnostic tests as needed, taking the patient’s height and weight and documenting the care given accordingly.
Contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Assisting with appropriate levels of supervision of patients.
Successful completion of an approved Health Care Aide Program
CPR certificate at the Heart Saver Level and Standard First Aid
Previous experience in assisting patients with basic personal care needed
Minimum of two years of related experience in a health care setting
Responsible, energetic individual with above average ability to prioritize and organize in a busy environment
Knowledgeable regarding the scope of practice for various job categories
Ability to collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary team, patients, families, and general public
Basic computer skills
Demonstrated ability to follow through with requests
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment
Capable of working independently and able to take direction
Knowledge of principles of medical asepsis and universal precautions
Demonstrated positive relationships with other health care
professionals and able to contribute to the development of an environment conducive to excellent patient care
Willing to work flexible hours