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Housekeeper Position

Kamloops Hospice is a non-profit Association serving thousands of people and their families in Kamloops and the surrounding area impacted by terminal illness. Our mission is to be the Centre for Excellence for Hospice Care by delivering community programs, in-house patient care and bereavement support.

Term of Employment: Permanent

Hours of Employment: 7am – 2pm Monday to Friday

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: Full-time

Salary: $19.00-$21.00 per hour

 

To apply please email resume to Erin Gardner, Acting 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.

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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.

Casual Health Care Aides

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-judgmental manner.
  • Must have the ability to maintain a feeling of peace and comfort in the Hospice Home.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in joining our team at Hospice please send a resume to Erin Gardner, Programs & Operations Manager erin@kamloopshospice.com

 

‘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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