Job role: Long Term Care Attendant.
Job sector: Healthcare.
Job Type: Casual.
Shift & Schedule:
- Night shift.
- Evening shift.
- Day shift.
- Monday to Friday.
About the Job.
Interior Health (IH) is committed to achieving a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the communities we serve, and where you are encouraged to bring your whole self to work. Well-being and work-life balance are promoted within the IH team, and our commitment to environmental sustainability supports our primary goal of increasing the health and well-being of everybody in the Interior Health region from our employees to the population we serve.
As the Long-term Care Attendant (LTCA) you will work as an integral part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team, who provides care and support in a long-term care setting. Working under the direction of RNs and LPNs, LTCAs have key responsibilities in the individual care plan for each patient, ensuring their physical, emotional, and social needs are supported while promoting maximum independence.
This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary from zero to 37.5 hours per week. We are particularly seeking candidates with good availability for short call work at this time and are open to working night shifts as well as days and evenings. We currently have several casual opportunities available.
Many new employees start in casual or temporary positions before being successful in a permanent position and having a long and rewarding career in Interior Health.
Trinity Care Centre (TCC) opened in 1983 and is a long-term care site with 75 beds. Two of these beds are respite beds. There is also a Drop-In program 7 days a week (for those clients living in the community), along with a community bathing program (Monday to Friday). TCC has 7 rooms with adjoining doors so that we can easily accommodate couples. We are pet-friendly and we have resident birds, fish, and cats. All exit doors are secure (and some in-house doors) with swipe cards that are used by staff to access locked doors. The wander guard system is in place. A call bell system has also been upgraded (2012) so staff and clients can communicate with the nurse’s station while in the clients’ room.
- Assisting with personal care and activities of daily living.
- Assisting with mobility, transfers, and related equipment.
- Performing nursing procedures such as taking temperature, pulse, and respiration.
- Housekeeping activities relating to maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
- Observing and reporting changes in patient behavior and condition.
- Accompanying clients on outings and during social activities.
- Performing clerical duties and delegated tasks.
- Grade 10.
- Graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant / Health Care Aide Program or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry (please include your active number).