Casual HCA

Job Description

As a member of the Kamloops Hospice Team, this individual, a Registered Health Care Assistant, preferably with palliative care experience, provides direct care to patients and families under the guidance of the Registered/Licensed Practical Nurse. The Health Care Assistant will work as part of the clinical team to provide excellence in palliative care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards.

Duties:

  • In association with other team members, provides high quality hospice/palliative care for patients and their families
  • Provides direct personal care related to patient hygiene, nutrition and elimination
  • Assists with safe patient ambulation, lifting and positioning in accordance with appropriate policies and procedures
  • Consulting/collaborating with other health care professionals within the Hospice team
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation
  • Being a positive role model for other staff, patients and families
  • Active role in upkeep of Hospice Home – e.g. Laundry, meal preparation, cleaning
  • Assuming other related duties as assigned by the Nurse and/or Clinical Care Supervisor

Requirements:

  • Completed Health Care Assistant course
  • Preference given to those flexible for day shifts, nights, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Knowledge about, and committed to, the Hospice philosophy of care
  • Preference will be given to individuals with hospice/palliative care experience
  • Must be willing to participate in educational advancement within the palliative care field
  • Availability to actively participate in team meetings and quality improvement activities
  • Awareness of one’s own strengths and limitations in emotionally sensitive situations and ability to react calmly and effectively
  • Ability to represent the Hospice in an appropriate manner
  • Ability to be flexible, work well in a new and changing environment and promote progressive and innovative thinking as well as team based care
  • Have knowledge of, and be sensitive to religious, ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Must have good communication skills both verbally and non-verbally and the ability to deal with people in crisis in a mature and non-judgemental manner
  • Must have the ability to maintain a feeling of peace and comfort in the Hospice Home

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to Erin Gardner, Executive Director (erin@kamloopshospice.com)