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.


  • 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


  • 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 (

Housekeeping Position – Part Time

Term of Employment: Permanent Part-Time

Hours of Employment: 7am – 1pm Monday to Tuesday, 6am – 2pm Wednesday

Job Description

The goal is to keep our building clean, sanitized and safe for patients, staff and families.


· Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, wet-washing, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, patient and staff rooms, and shared common areas etc)

· Clean and disinfect washrooms and kitchen areas

· Strip and make beds; pick up soiled laundry and linens

· Clean and disinfect nursing stations and staff lunch rooms, meeting rooms etc.

· Clean and wet wipe High touch surfaces and furniture; Clean upholstered furniture and carpets by vacuuming, shampooing (as needed), and brushing

· Take out trash and water plants as needed

· Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs (ie) (replacing light bulbs, broken switches, fixing door handles, minor leaks etc.)

· Stock, monitor and maintain disposable supplies

· Cooperate with the rest of the staff

· Follow all health and safety regulations

· Performs other related duties as assigned which could include heavy cleansing tasks and special projects



· Proven working experience as a Cleaner or related/similar experience in a healthcare setting

· Takes pride in work and creating a clean/safe environment for patients and families

· Ability to handle cleaning equipment and tools

· Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies and safe handling

· High school diploma

· Clean criminal record

· Will consider a candidate with a passion for hospice care and willingness to learn


Core Competencies

· Ability to communicate and interact with patients, families and staff which demonstrates hospice core values

· To work in a way that demonstrates compassion, and sensitivity to individual patients and their families while in patient rooms and common areas at hospice

· Integrity

· Good written and oral English skills

· Flexible and adaptable; Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with changing conditions in a shift

· Ability to develop respectful and cooperative relationships with support services team, clinical team, staff, and volunteers

· Ability to perform the requirements of the job which may include working independently


Working Conditions

· Lifting up to 30 lbs

· Ability to vigorously and physically move throughout shift

· On feet for entire shift


COVID-19 precaution(s):

Personal protective equipment provided or required

Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place


Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $19.00-$21.00 per hour


To apply please submit cover letter and resume to Erin Gardner, Executive Director (