Vancouver Coastal Health Care Aide (Various Areas) in Powell River, British Columbia
Come work as a Care Aide with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Care Aide to join the team at the qathet General Hospital in Powell River, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Care Aide at Vancouver Coastal Health you will make your impact by:
Working under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse or other designate and in cooperation with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the delivery of client care.
Following established care plans to provide personal care; bathe, groom, dress, assist with meals and oral hygiene and perform nursing care duties as applicable.
Responding to call bells/alarms.
Observing and monitoring clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reporting/recording significant observations.
Utilizing mechanical aides such as specialty beds, wheelchairs and stretchers to transport clients and providing assistance with lifting and/or transferring of clients following established lifting/safety techniques.
Maintaining a clean and safe environment for clients and staff.
Performing other related duties as assigned.
ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC
On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.
On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.
Education & Experience
Grade 10 (including English 10).
Successful graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.
Knowledge & Abilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and proficiently both verbally and in writing
Ability to deal with others effectively and respectfully.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment (such as Patient Care Information Systems).
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.
We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Job Requisition ID: 2023-107082
Department (External): Combined Medical Surgical Nursing
Name: 36 - qathet General Hospital
Labour Agreement: Facilities Subsector
Union: 100 - Facilities HEU
Position Type: Baseline
Standard Hours / Week: 37.50
Salary Grade: 22
Shift Times: 0700-1900 / 1900-0700
Days Off: Rotating
Position Start Date (external): As soon as possible
External Company URL: www.vch.ca
Street: 5000 Joyce Avenue