MENTAL HEALTH CARE AIDEApply Now Job ID 1209116 Date posted 01/16/2019
Community :WILLIAMS LAKE
Facility :CARIBOO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Interior Health is hiring a casual Mental Health Care Aide to join the team at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital with the Gateway Program in Williams Lake, BC.
Gateway is a 5-bed inpatient substance use crisis program that offers short stay for people in emotional or psychiatric distress and/or are in need of sub-acute withdrawal management. Located on the 3rd floor of Cariboo Memorial Hospital, this program provides a level of service mid-way between out-patient therapy and in-patient hospitalization and works towards facilitating a swift return to community living arrangements.
The Mental Health Care Aide works under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse and in cooperation with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the delivery of client care. Following established care plans provides personal care; bathes, grooms, dresses, 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.
This position also 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 and utilizes established lifting /safety techniques and uses appropriate equipment to assist patients with positioning, activation and transportation. The Mental Health Care Aide understands the importance of and maintains a clean and safe environment for clients and staff. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Shifts of work are of a casual nature and may be scheduled days or nights.
Apply today to join a great team!
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively 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.
**Must be available for short call
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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