The Health Care Aide provides personal support services to clients primarily in a lodge setting, to enable clients to maintain or regain independence and to age in place rather than seeking alternative care arrangements.
The Health Care Aid is the liaison between the client and the professional health care staff.
Hours of work may include days, evenings, weekends and occasional nights as required.
Implements individual client care plans as outlined by Alberta Health Services Case Managers, providing personal care, bathing assistance, dressing, transferring, repositioning and ambulation, specialized procedures and treatments such as medication assistance, wound care, oxygen therapy, rehabilitative exercises, ostomy and catheter, end-of-life care
Provides emotional support to clients and families, which includes listening, empathy and client advocacy
Informs supervisor of unusual occurrences or changes in client condition, maintain daily notes in the lodge communication book
Attends in-service and training sessions
Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication and listening skills, with the ability to remain calm and reassuring
Strong interpersonal skills, combined with empathy and respect for confidentiality
Strong organizational and decision-making skills, with the ability to adapt to quickly changing conditions
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Knowledge of an aging population and the aging process
Certification from an approved Health Care Aide program
Previous home support experience is an asset
Conditions of Employment
Vulnerable sector check
Current CPR is an asset
Ability and willingness to perform physically demanding work
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.
Competition #127-2019-EXT-FCS closes April 21, 2019 Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.
A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.