Health Care Aide

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Calgary

Alberta Health Services

Your Opportunity:

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to provide quality patient care on unit 71/72 at the Foothills Medical Centre. The patients and families we serve include those who are waiting for transfer to an alternate level of care setting in the community and acute medicine patients. Our patients will have complex, diverse, stable and unstable care needs.

Description:

As a Health Care Aide (HCA), you are responsible for providing personal assistance, supporting activities of daily living and providing comfort and support services to patients (clients, residents) who require short-term assistance or ongoing support. You will work closely with patients, families, and caregivers spanning the continuum of care in home, community or health care facilities.

You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

Required Qualifications:

Active directory status on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory. Must provide a confirmation letter as proof of enrolment from the Directory at Nursing students currently enrolled in an approved Alberta nursing program who have successfully completed a minimum of 100 hours of practicum; and are either in their 1st year of practical nursing program; or 2nd year of baccalaureate nursing or psychiatric nursing program will be considered. Must attest to this compliance and provide proof of qualification.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) is required. Experience working with patients with cognitive impairments.

Ability to lift and turn patients safely utilizing appropriate techniques and equipment (IYM). Ability to lift and transfer up to 50 lbs. up to 25 % of the time – utilizing appropriate equipment and technique.

Preferred Qualifications:

Connect Care Training preferred.

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