Total Care Worker, Older Adult Assessment & Treatment
Willow Pavilion (Tertiary Mental Health)
Vancouver, Canada
1d ago

Job Description

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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Total Care Worker to join the the Older Adult Mental Health Assessment & Treatment team at the Willow Pavilion on the Vancouver General Hospital site.

Apply today to join our team!

As a Total Care Worker at the Willow Pavilion you will :

  • Provide care to the older adult population who have acute deterioration or exacerbation of severe psychiatric symptoms with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) as well as physical care needs.
  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator and under the direction of the Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Social Worker, this position works with the interdisciplinary tertiary mental health team to carry out individual or group leisure activities and established nursing / personal care programs.
  • You will support your patients and clients by : selecting and carrying out activities;assisting the client with practising daily living skills;
  • accompanying clients on group outings;observing and reporting client progress;participating in unit discussions and in-services;
  • and performing nursing procedures such as administering suppositories and enemas and taking and recording temperature, pulse and respiration.

  • Provide personal care to clients such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting and feeding.
  • About Older Adult Assessment & Treatment

    Older Adult Service is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of person centred care which emphasizes the unique perspective of each individual in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for that person to foster a community of compassion, empowerment and hope for these individuals.


    Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.

    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.

    At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


    Education & Experience

  • Grade 12, graduation from a recognized Resident Care Attendant Program plus 2 years’ recent experience working with older adults with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete a Food Safe certification course during their orientation / qualifying period in order to be deemed to have successfully passed their qualifying period.
  • Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize the work
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
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