RESIDENT AIDES (Casual) Extendicare West End Villa
Caring, hard-working individuals are invited to apply for this exciting new job classification opportunity, as casual Resident Aides, to work at our Extendicare West End Villa facility, a 242-bed long-term care home, located in Ottawa, Ontario.
Reporting to the Director of Care and under the direction of the Registered Staff the Resident Assistant is responsible for assisting the nursing staff in tasks that require no hands-on care of the resident.
Duties include : transporting residents to programs, dining room and appointments within the Home; answering call bells, delivering messages to the nursing staff, maintaining organization in resident’s rooms and maintaining supplies, assisting with resident nutrition including feeding residents and providing 1 : 1 resident support.
Transport resident to onsite programming, dining room and internal appointments; accommodates residents’ right to choose.
Performs tasks such as : cleaning spills; making beds and changing linens; maintain a clean, tidy and safe environment in the Home including the resident’s room;
labelling of personal grooming items; putting away personal laundry; disinfecting high touch surfaces and regularly organizing resident closets and drawers.
Assists with nutrition and feeding, including but not limited to : distributing cloth protects for meal times; setting up the dining room for meal times and clearing dishes after meals;
assisting with feeding of residents through encouragement and coaching.
Assist resident with hand washing before and after meals.
Provides 1 : 1 resident support
Answer call bells and communicate residents’ concerns to staff
Collaborates with residents, families and team members to maintain a positive, supportive and safe environment for all
Participates in Quality Improvement activities and advocates for the resident / family individual needs and preferences.
Communicates positively with other staff, residents and families
Demonstrates empathy, concern and interest in providing quality care and service to resident
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Grade 12 Diploma
Demonstrated experience and interest in working with a population of older adults
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to client centered care
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must have a completed Vulnerable Sector Check (within 6 months); and a current 2 step TB skin test (within a year).