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We are hiring a 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 Janice Weeks, Clinical Supervisor

 

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.”

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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.

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STOP, DROP AND DONATE

Stop, Drop and Donate event stocks shelves, raises over $28,000 for Kamloops Hospice Association

Jul 13, 2020 4:49 PM

By Dylana Kneeshaw

Image Credit: Adam Donnelly

KAMLOOPS — A weekend fundraiser for the Kamloops Hospice Association turned out to be a huge success, raising more than $28,000.  The Stop, Drop and Donate event saw many Kamloops residents come through the parking lot at IG Wealth Management on Sahali Terrace Saturday (July 11), bringing money, food, and household items for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden home.

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Flutter Buys Thrift Store – Reopening Update

We are excited to welcome our volunteers, donors, shoppers and community supporters back into our Flutter Buys Thrift Store on TUESDAY JUNE 9th!

Please read our Memo through the link below to learn about our new store hours, protocol, procedures and other information that will help to ensure our Community feels safe when dropping donations or browsing our store.  We look forward to seeing you at the Store!

COVID-19 Flutter Buys Thrift Store – May 27, 2020

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Events

Debbie Lund Fine Art – Online Silent Auction

“Summer’s Breeze” – Join Debbie Lund Fine Art’s Online Silent Auction.  All proceeds from this art piece will be donated to Kamloops Hospice.

Local Kamloops emerging Artist who lives in Pritchard, BC

16″x20″ Oil Painting

INSPIRED BY NATURE ~ Debbie Lund’s paintings capture the essence of what one sees when they view nature themselves.

You are invited to view her exhibit and view “Summer’s Breeze” and other original pieces in Kamloops at ‘The Vic Downtown’ coffee shop.  377 Victoria Street.  Her art will be on display until February 20th at the Come to Light Art Show.

Click here to join the Silent Auction and find out more about Debbie Lund

 

Bucket List Raffle – Live Your Best Life

Stay Tuned for Details!