SEEKING ABORIGINAL APPLICANTS FOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANTSApply Now Job ID 1033498 Date posted 01/19/2018
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health is a health equity employer focused on engaging with Aboriginal people, communities, and partners. We are committed to building an Aboriginal workforce representation reflective of the population within the Interior and to the delivery of culturally sensitive health care services.
Health Care Assistants (HCAs) are front-line care providers who provide personal care assistance and services in a variety of health care settings (acute care hospitals, assisted living, group homes, long-term care and community care).
We are accepting applications for the following Health Care Assistant opportunities within various worksites located within the Interior Health geographical area:
Long-term Care Attendant
As part of the multidisciplinary team the Long-term Care Attendant performs nursing procedures such as taking temperature, pulse and respiration in addition to care duties relating to activities of daily living, including personal, social, physical and recreational needs.
PATIENT CARE AIDE
A Patient Care Aide (PCA) provides personal care such as bathing, grooming, dressing; assists with meals and oral hygiene and provides assistance in the delivery of nursing care; vital signs, documents on patient’s chart and responds to call bells/alarms. Observes and monitors clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reports significant observations. Utilizes established lifting /safety techniques and uses appropriate equipment to assist patients with positioning, activation and transportation. Understands the importance of and maintains a clean and safe environment for clients and staff.
To Qualify for Long-term Care Attendant or Patient Care Aide positions: Grade 10 plus graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant Program. BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker registration. Flexibility to work days, evenings, weekends and stat holidays.
COMMUNITY CARE AIDE
A Community Health Aide (CHW) is a Health Care Assistant who works in a community based setting. CHWs provide one-to-one home support services to clients by assisting with personal care and daily living while promoting maximum independence. Community Health Workers are key players in the home health care plan for each client.
To Qualify: Grade 12 plus graduation from a recognized Resident Care Aide/Home Support Worker Program. BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker registration. Valid Drivers’ License and use of a reliable vehicle. Flexibility to work days, evenings, weekends and stat holidays.
MENTAL HEALTH CARE AIDE
A Mental Health Care Aide provides personal care such as bathing, grooming, dressing; assists with meals and oral hygiene and provides assistance in the delivery of nursing care; vital signs, documents on patient’s chart and responds to call bells/alarms. Observes and monitors clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reports significant observations. Assists with the provision of activation and socialization services for mental health patients. Utilizes established lifting /safety techniques and uses appropriate equipment to assist patients with positioning, activation and transportation. Understands the importance of and maintains a clean and safe environment for clients and staff.
To Qualify: Graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant Program. Previous experience caring for patients/clients with a Mental Health condition and registration with the BC Care Aide/Community Health Worker Registry are assets.
Many of our opportunities are Casual in nature. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements can vary from Zero to 37.5 hours per week. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual on-call positions and lead to regular employment.
To apply, please submit your application and include:
• You confirmation of having a Grade 10 education or higher;
• Your Health Care Assistant Certificate;
• Noting your BC Care Aide/Community Health Worker registration number;
• Your Health Care Assistant area of interest (e.g. PCA, RCA, CHW, MH Care Aide);
• Your preferred choice of city/town/community;
• Your availability to start in a new position;
• Your schedule availability for on-call, casual work (i.e. days of the week).
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to email@example.com to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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