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