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Housekeeper – Permanent Part Time

Term of Employment:    Permanent, part-time

Hours of Employment:  Weekends: 7am – 1pm; Saturday and Sunday (12 hours/week); Flexible to work an additional 2 evening shifts per week (5p m- 8pm) AND occasionally work up to 30 hours/week to cover other team member’s holidays or special events and projects

Job Description

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

Duties

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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

To apply, submit resume to Erin Gardner, Programs & Operations Manager

 

Casual Registered Nurse

Kamloops Hospice — Registered Nurse (Casual)

Credentials & Experience:

  • Current Registered Nurse with a minimum of 2 years nursing experience.
  • Recent experience in a hospice or similar palliative care environment is an asset.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide client-centered care
  • Ability to communicate and interact with patients and families effectively and empathetically
  • Reasonable level of computer skills (Windows, MS Office, Internet and email)
  • Ability to work independently during evening/overnight shifts

For a more detailed Job Description or to apply, send resume to Erin Gardner, Programs & Operations Manager

 

Flutterbuys, Hospice Thrift Store – Assistant Manager Needed.
Skills: 3 years retail experience, Volunteer Coordination and/or Management experience is an asset.
Hours & Availability: Part-time (20 hours), must be available Friday and Saturdays. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
To apply send resume to wendy@kamloopshospice.comFlutterbuys, Hospice Thrift Store – Assistant Manager Needed.
Skills: 3 years retail experience, Volunteer Coordination and/or Management experience is an asset.
Hours & Availability: Part-time (20 hours), must be available Friday and Saturdays. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
To apply send resume to wendy@kamloopshospice.comFlutterbuys, Hospice Thrift Store – Assistant Manager Needed.
Skills: 3 years retail experience, Volunteer Coordination and/or Management experience is an asset.
Hours & Availability: Part-time (20 hours), must be available Friday and Saturdays. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
To apply send resume to wendy@kamloopshospice.comFlutterbuys, Hospice Thrift Store – Assistant Manager Needed.
Skills: 3 years retail experience, Volunteer Coordination and/or Management experience is an asset.
Hours & Availability: Part-time (20 hours), must be available Friday and Saturdays. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
To apply send resume to wendy@kamloopshospice.comFlutterbuys, Hospice Thrift Store – Assistant Manager Needed.
Skills: 3 years retail experience, Volunteer Coordination and/or Management experience is an asset.
Hours & Availability: Part-time (20 hours), must be available Friday and Saturdays. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
To apply send resume to wendy@kamloopshospice.comFlutterbuys, Hospice Thrift Store – Assistant Manager Needed.
Skills: 3 years retail experience, Volunteer Coordination and/or Management experience is an asset.
Hours & Availability: Part-time (20 hours), must be available Friday and Saturdays. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
To apply send resume to wendy@kamloopshospice.comFlutterbuys, Hospice Thrift Store – Assistant Manager Needed.
Skills: 3 years retail experience, Volunteer Coordination and/or Management experience is an asset.
Hours & Availability: Part-time (20 hours), must be available Friday and Saturdays. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
To apply send resume to wendy@kamloopshospice.comSave
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Casual Health Care Assistant

Responsible To:  Clinical Care Supervisor and Executive Director

Position Summary:  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.

Role Includes:

  • 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, submit resume to Erin Gardner, Programs & Operations Manager

 

Jenny Quince Retires after 39 years

Founding member at Kamloops Hospice retiring after serving community for almost four decades

Amandalina Letterio – Oct 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

A founding member of Kamloops Hospice is retiring after 39 years.

Jenny Quince has taken pride in caring for people during their end-of-life experiences.

“It’s been quite the journey for me and I think I’ve learned a lot more compassion working here, patience. I’ve feel that over the years I have become a kinder person,” says Quince.

In addition to deeply missing her colleagues, she says she will miss interacting with patients and their families.

“Kamloops is one of the most generous communities I think you could live in. It’s grown over the years, but we’re still like a little town,” she expresses. “This city is the best.”

Click here to read the full article

 

Donation from BC Interior Community Foundation

Kamloops Hospice Association receives donation from BC Interior Community Foundation

Jul 23, 2020 11:57 AM

By Jill Sperling

Image Credit: CFJC Today / Kent Simmonds

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Hospice Association has received a boost in funding through the BC Interior Community Foundation.  A cheque was presented outside the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home Thursday morning (July 23) in the amount of $8,500.

Click here to read full article

Events

RESULTS … Car Raffle and 50/50 Draw

Let’s get Electrified!

Sales just ended on our first ONLINE Car Raffle and 50/50 Draw!

Winners will be announced after the Draw

Total Ticket Sales:  $167,580

Total 50/50 Jackpot:  $69,850 (winner takes half!)

Winner Car Raffle:  L. Biggan

Winner 50/50: D. Strong

An error was made with the configuration of the 50/50 draw so the intended 50/50 Draw held on July 6, 2021 was drawn out of the wrong ticket pool, which inaccurately presented as a 50/50 draw.  This caused a name to be drawn of someone who had not purchased a 50/50 ticket.  Kamloops Hospice Association, BC Gaming and Enforcement Branch and the BC Certified Gaming Service Provider have worked together to quickly move forward, with a 50/50 draw from the correct pool of ticket purchases. 

 This means everyone who purchased a 50/50 ticket had a chance to win.  Thank you for participating and supporting Hospice and congratulations to the winners!

THANK YOU!

All funds raised will support end of life compassionate care in Kamloops and surrounding Communities.

 

Chances are 1 in 12,800 (total tickets for sale) to win the Chevy Bolt ….. Gaming Lic # 128335

Chances are 1 in 16,000 (total tickets for sale) to win the 50/50 …. Gaming Lic #128336

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