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Registered Health Care Assistant – Permanent, Casual

At Kamloops Hospice Association our mission is to enhance the quality of life of persons and their families facing death and bereavement through skilled and compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care in the setting of the individual’s choice. We serve with Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respectfulness and Tenderness.

 

Term of Employment: Permanent, Casual

Benefits: Dental, extended health, RRSP Program and competitive wage structure

Hours of Employment: Days, evenings and weekends, 12-hour shifts – A minimum of two shifts per month is required.

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 healthcare 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 Lead

Requirements:

  • Completed Health Care Assistant course and have an active BC Care Aide Registration or the ability to receive the same
  • 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