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LONG-TERM CARE ATTENDANT
Location:Keremeos
Facility:S. SIMILKAMEEN HEALTH CTR
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Competition #:01160958
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:S. SIMILKAMEEN HEALTH CTR
Department:SSC MULTILEVEL CARE
Reports To:MANAGER/RESIDENTIAL CARE COORDINATOR/TEAM LEADER
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments:As of Feb 1, 2019, the hourly wage for this position is $24.34.

Position Summary

Do you pride yourself on your positive attitude and strong work ethics? Are you dedicated to delivering patient-centered care? Then we want you to come join our team at the South Similkameen Health Centre in Keremeos.

The South Similkameen Health Centre was built in the year 2000 after much planning and hard work by many local residents. The Health Centre had been a dream for many years and it was only through the persistent efforts of these local residents that the Health Centre was finally built. It is a very unique Health Centre in that it has combined many health care services under one roof. Adjoining the Health Centre is a 38 bed Assisted Living unit including a specialized unit for Dementia Care. The Health Centre services a population of approximately 5,000 people encompassing the communities of Keremeos, Cawston, Hedley, and Olalla. The closest acute care hospital is located in Penticton only 47 kilometers away.

As the Long-term Care Attendant (LTCA) you will work as an integral part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team, who provide care and support in a long-term care setting. Working under the direction of RN’s and LPN’s, LTCA’s have key responsibilities in the individual care plan for each client, 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 to a maximum of 37.5 hours per week.

Typical duties include:
• Assist individuals with personal care and activities of daily living
• Assist with mobility, transfers and related equipment
• Perform nursing procedures such as taking temperature, pulse and respiration
• Housekeeping activities relating to maintaining a safe and healthy environment
• Observe and report changes in behavior and condition
• Accompany individuals on outings and during social activities
• Perform clerical duties and delegated tasks

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum.
 
Qualifications

• 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)

*Along with you resume or CV, please upload a copy of your health care assistant certificate*

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT