Health Care Support Worker (Home Support)

City Surrey
Job ID 2022-10674
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 4:39 PM)
Employment Type
Temp Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
7:00 - 22:30
Program/Service
Home Health

Why Fraser Health?

Are you interested in starting a fulfilling health care career?

In partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Health, Fraser Health is looking to hire Health Care Support Workers (HCSW) and support them in becoming qualified to be registered as a Community Health Worker through the Health Careers Access Program (HCAP).

What will HCAP offer you?

As a HCSW with Home Health you will alternate between completing the Health Care Assistant program at an assigned post secondary school and getting on the job experience. During the education sessions you will be paid a weekly stipend and while working you would receive an hourly rate. Your registration and cost of acquiring food safe, first aide and English language equivalency testing will all be covered.

Upon graduating from the HCA training program, you will be eligible to register with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry and seek employment as a qualified Community Health Worker.

We are currently recruiting for participants in all regions within Fraser Health Authority.

This program is eligible to Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents;

As a Health Care Support Worker you will:

  • Work under the direction of a Registered Nurse or another regulated healthcare professional.
  • Perform a variety of non-direct and/or non-clinical healthcare supports to clients and families in home settings in accordance with the established care plan and safety requirements.

Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 26,000 employees, 2,900 physicians and nearly 8,000 volunteers, we serve more than 1.8 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia.

Fraser Health has twelve acute care hospitals, a dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre, and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and residential care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. BC is known as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. The many vibrant communities within Fraser Health include inspiring scenery and accessibility to an abundance of outdoor activities.

We are proud of the innovation, dedication, teamwork and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.

Detailed Overview

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse or another regulated healthcare professional, performs a variety of non-direct and/or non-clinical healthcare supports to clients and families in home settings in accordance with the established care plan and safety requirements.

Responsibilities


  • Participates as an integral member of a healthcare delivery team to provide a variety of non-direct and/or non-clinical healthcare supports to clients and families to meet established needs.

  • Establishes rapport with clients and families, and assists in promoting physical, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual well-being. Observes clients and their environments, to identify and report unsafe conditions, behavioral and/or physical changes to designated supervisor.

  • Assists with mealtime activities; assists with limited food preparation such as heating prepared food, making tea, coffee, toast, etc. where clients require support.

  • Provides assistance in carrying out activities; sets up supplies and equipment, encourages participation in activities and provides support to clients or residents where required.

  • Performs housekeeping duties such as sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming, dusting, washing dishes, and washing, drying, folding, and delivering laundry, where required.

  • Completes and maintains related records electronically, or using documents such as inter-shift communication books, daily log sheets and progress reports related to non-direct and/or non-clinical healthcare activities.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience


Grade 10, including successful completion of English 10 or equivalency. Valid Class V BC Driver's License.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to deal with others effectively.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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