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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.

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 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 please submit cover letter and resume to Erin Gardner, Executive Director (erin@kamloopshospice.com)

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.

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

 

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 (erin@kamloopshospice.com)

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.

Click link to watch video and read full article

 

 

“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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Cassie’s Charity Drive 2022

Raised over $19,000 for Hospice and over 95 bags/boxes delivered to the Thrift Store! 

Thank you to Cassie and her family, our community of supporters, all of the donors to her silent auction and everyone who participated! 

See you next year!

 

 

On December 1st …. The McNutt Family is lighting up their house again this year and have chosen to support Hospice!

5215 Dallas Drive. The community is welcome to come by their home to enjoy the lights and visit Santa when he is not in his workshop and able to be outside!

Cassie is a Grade 10 student and together with her family, they work hard to help charities in our community bring smiles and cheer to families in need. Hospice has been close to home for them as her grandfather, uncle and dad’s best friend all spent their last days there.

There are some different ways to support this incredible fundraiser…..

ONLINE Silent Auction and Monetary Donations

Click here to visit Cassie’s Online Silent Auction starting December 1st to Bid on over $15,000 in Silent Auction Items.

You are able to contribute funds that will directly support Hospice through this site as well.

Auction closes Monday December 20th at 9am.

 

HOSPICE WISH LIST

You can click here to visit our Wish List for a list of ideas of items that can be dropped off at the McNutt House during December.
Financially, Hospice’s greatest challenge is keeping up with the cost of food and household supplies. This can cost up to $1000 per week.  We always welcome and appreciate donations of items to help us feed and care for our patients.

 

FLUTTER BUYS THRIFT STORE

You can drop off accepted items at the McNutt home until December 20th.

Flutter Buys accepts gently used household items.  Particularly in need of:

  • Men’s Winter Jackets / Boots / Sweaters
  • Gently used clothing – mostly winter seasonal products
  • Does not accept mattresses / BBQs / large appliances / computers / TV / Children’s furniture (cribs / strollers / car seats etc.)
  • With hard goods we are diligent on no broken/cracked/damaged items

Click here for more details about Flutter Buys

100% of proceeds will support Hospice

QUESTIONS?!  Feel free to contact Hospice directly during regular office Hours at 250.372.1336 or info@kamloopshospice.com

Children & Family Grief Group

Facilitated by Dallas Shirley, Children’s Services Coordinator, M. Ed., RCC

For Children Ages 6-12 with family members who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Details:

  • 8 week program
  • Wednesdays – October 12  – Nov 30, 2022
  • Time:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Register  through email:  dallas@kamloopshospice.com

 

Stop Drop Donate – Drive Thru Fundraiser

STOP, DROP & DONATE!

IG Private Wealth Management (Giesbrecht, Boudreau & Associates) AND DW Builders

are hosting:

3rd Annual Drive Thru Fundraiser in support of Hospice.

Saturday June 25th 

10am – 2pm

Event is being held at Cascades Casino (Beside Costco)

 

How do we maintain our house so it feels like a home?

Did you know our food costs and household supplies can cost over $1000 per week. 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!

Gratefully accepting:

 

Good Mourning Coffee Club for Men

Join our Grief Counsellor, Carol Weich, on Wednesdays for Coffee and Conversation.

Date:  March 23 – April 27, 2022

Time:  10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location:  Kamloops Hospice Association, Cooper Community Resource Centre

(72 Whiteshield Cres S)

Advance Registration Required by Email or Phone (250.372.1336)

 

Cassie’s Charity Drive 2021

Raised over $19,000 for Hospice and over 95 bags/boxes delivered to the Thrift Store! 

Thank you to Cassie and her family, our community of supporters, all of the donors to her silent auction and everyone who participated! 

See you next year!

 

 

On December 1st …. The McNutt Family is lighting up their house again this year and have chosen to support Hospice!

5215 Dallas Drive. The community is welcome to come by their home to enjoy the lights and visit Santa when he is not in his workshop and able to be outside!

Cassie is a Grade 10 student and together with her family, they work hard to help charities in our community bring smiles and cheer to families in need. Hospice has been close to home for them as her grandfather, uncle and dad’s best friend all spent their last days there.

There are some different ways to support this incredible fundraiser…..

ONLINE Silent Auction and Monetary Donations

Click here to visit Cassie’s Online Silent Auction starting December 1st to Bid on over $15,000 in Silent Auction Items.

You are able to contribute funds that will directly support Hospice through this site as well.

Auction closes Monday December 20th at 9am.

 

HOSPICE WISH LIST

You can click here to visit our Wish List for a list of ideas of items that can be dropped off at the McNutt House during December.
Financially, Hospice’s greatest challenge is keeping up with the cost of food and household supplies. This can cost up to $1000 per week.  We always welcome and appreciate donations of items to help us feed and care for our patients.

 

FLUTTER BUYS THRIFT STORE

You can drop off accepted items at the McNutt home until December 20th.

Flutter Buys accepts gently used household items.  Particularly in need of:

  • Men’s Winter Jackets / Boots / Sweaters
  • Gently used clothing – mostly winter seasonal products
  • Does not accept mattresses / BBQs / large appliances / computers / TV / Children’s furniture (cribs / strollers / car seats etc.)
  • With hard goods we are diligent on no broken/cracked/damaged items

Click here for more details about Flutter Buys

100% of proceeds will support Hospice

QUESTIONS?!  Feel free to contact Hospice directly during regular office Hours at 250.372.1336 or info@kamloopshospice.com

Cassie’s Charity Drive 2021