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Licensed Practical Nurse – 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: 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:

  • Collaboration with other team members to provide high-quality patient-centred hospice/palliative care for patients and their families
  • Cooperatively participating with the patient, family and Hospice team to develop and implement patient and family plans of care
  • Provides ongoing patient assessment and evaluation of physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs
  • Supervising Health Care Assistants
  • Administration of medications, managing basic to complex wounds, catheter
    insertion and managing feeding tubes, ostomies and other medically provided devices at times
  • Consulting and collaborating with other health care professionals and participating in patient review rounds with multidisciplinary team members
  • Active role in the upkeep of Hospice Home – e.g. Laundry, meal preparation, cleaning
  • Documenting relevant information in a timely and accurate manner
  • Being a positive role model for other staff, patients and families
  • Actively participating in direct patient care and housekeeping duties alongside other members of the care team
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Clinical Leads

Requirements:

  • Active BCCNM registration or able to receive the same
  • Current knowledge of best practice requirements for basic nursing tasks and skills, including but not limited to medication administration, foley catheters, prevention and maintenance of pressure and other wounds
  • Knowledge about and commitment to the Hospice philosophy of care
  • Willingness to participate in educational advancement within the palliative care field
  • Availability to actively participate in team meetings and quality improvement activities
  • Awareness of own strengths, limitations and biases in emotionally sensitive situations, and able to react calmly and effectively
  • Flexible, able to work in a new and changing environment, and to promote progressive and innovative thinking as well as team-based patient-centred care
  • Have knowledge of and be sensitive to religious, ethnic, cultural and personal diversity
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and the ability to deal with people in crisis in a calm, mature and non-judgemental manner
  • Able to maintain the feeling of peace and comfort in the Hospice Home
  • Preference will be given to individuals with hospice/palliative care experience

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