Health Care Assistant

City Fraser Health
Job ID 2022-15227
General and Clinical Support - Nursing Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(5/3/2022 7:22 PM)
Employment Type
Casual
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
TBD
Program/Service
Medicine

Why Fraser Health?

Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? Are you a registered Health Care Assistant looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? If you've answered yes then we want you to keep reading.

 

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

 

We are currently looking for individuals interested in working as a Health Care Assistant in our Long Term Care and Acute Facilities.

 

We have casual opportunities to work in our facilities at various locations across Fraser Health including:

 

  • Abbotsford
  • Burnaby
  • Chilliwack
  • Delta
  • Hope/Agassiz
  • Langley
  • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
  • Mission
  • New Westminster
  • Surrey
  • Tricities
  • White Rock/South Surrey

 

As of May 15, 2020, in order to mitigate the risk of the transmission of Covid 19 among persons in our care, patients, residents and staff in our long term care facilities, an order under the Public Health Act was enacted to limit movement of staff between long term care facilities. While this order is in place, staff will be limited to employment in only one (1) long term care facility. The vacancies that are located at a long term care facility will be pursuant to this order.

 

Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation with you.

 

Come work with dedicated professionals who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work!

 

Curious to learn what it’s like to work here? Like us on Facebook (@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights!

Detailed Overview

In accordance with the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, the Health Care Assistant works under the direction of a professional nurse (Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Nurse Practitioner (NP)), in cooperation with the interprofessional care team, and following established care plans and person-centered care. Provides personal care to patients such as assisting with toileting, bathing, skin and hair care, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing, changing beds, patient positioning and mobilization. Observes and reports patient progress, assists patients with meals, transports patients, and performs related general duties.

Responsibilities


  1. Provides personal care to patients such as assisting patients with toileting, bathing, skin and hair care, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing, changing beds, patient positioning and mobilization.

  2. Observes and reports patient progress including anticipated/unanticipated patient responses to care, patient discomfort and/or pain, skin breakdowns, and unusual incidents and/or accidents to the designated RN/RPN/LPN/NP.

  3. Assists patients with meals by completing menu slips, checking meals to ensure the maintenance of dietary restrictions, serving and collecting meal trays and feeding designated patients.

  4. As directed by the RN/RPN/LPN/NP, takes temperature, pulse, respiration, and weight and obtains non-sterile specimens such as urine and stool.

  5. Transports patients using mechanical aids such as wheelchairs, lifts and stretchers.

  6. Assists in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients including the transfer/care of clothing and personal belongings.

  7. Sets up charts for new patients and attaches documents to charts as directed by the RN/RPN/LPN/NP and according to established protocols.

  8. Performs a variety of related general duties such as answering the phone, maintaining storage areas, ordering supplies through stores, transporting specimens, maintaining and locating inventory of equipment, cleaning and caring for equipment such as commodes/bed pans, and maintaining tidy patient rooms and patient care areas.

  9. Attends internal/external committees, patient care meetings and training sessions as assigned.

  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Grade 10 plus graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Current Food Safe Level One, as required.



Skills and 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 work.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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