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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

Third annual Stop, Drop and Donate hospice fundraiser set for Saturday at Cascades Casino

Third annual Stop, Drop and Donate hospice fundraiser set for Saturday at Cascades Casino

By Adam Donnelly

Jun 23, 2022 | 4:25 PM

KAMLOOPS — Each year, families from throughout the region experience the comfort of the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, when they have a loved one in need of palliative care.

The pandemic has curtailed many regular fundraising activities that benefit the hospice. In response, a group of family, friends and co-workers have come together to hold the Stop, Drop and Donate fundraiser for the Kamloops Hospice Association.

“The first two years were awesome, raising just shy of $66,000,” Marilyn Giesbrecht, organizer of the Stop, Drop and Donate fundraiser says.

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“Amazing to see it in person”: Kamloops teen checks out what her $19K in fundraising bought for hospice

“Amazing to see it in person”: Kamloops teen checks out what her $19K in fundraising bought for hospice

By Dylana Kneeshaw

Jun 14, 2022 | 4:17 PM

KAMLOOPS — After Cassie McNutt raised more than $19,300 this past winter for Kamloops Hospice, she was finally able to see what her charitable efforts bought.

McNutt is a 15-year-old high school student in Kamloops, and hosts an annual charity drive for hospice — with an impressive Christmas light display at her family’s home in Dallas.

After this most recent fundraiser, Kamloops Hospice was able to purchase two patient ceiling lifts.

‘It’s really close to home’: 15-year-old raises more than $19,000 for Kamloops Hospice

‘It’s really close to home’: 15-year-old raises more than $19,000 for Kamloops Hospice

By Amandalina Letterio

Jan 5, 2022 | 4:17 PM

KAMLOOPS — Fifteen-year-old Cassie McNutt handed a big cheque of $19,303.00 to Kamloops Hospice Wednesday (Jan. 5) morning.

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Kamloops Hospice unveils new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building

Kamloops Hospice unveils new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building

Image Credit: CFJC Today

Oct 20, 2021 | 4:35 PM

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops Hospice Association has opened the doors to its new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building.

The idea came from a Kamloops couple, Jeff and Joan Glaicar, who spent a lot of time at hospice while they were saying goodbye to their dear friend Joanne.

“She was young. She had two children. My wife helped her children throughout the journey, which was a 10-year journey with brain cancer,” Jeff Glaicar told CFJC News.

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