Psychiatric Aide

Alberta Health Services - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The Adult Acute Services units of the Edmonton Zone Addiction and Mental Health Programs located at the Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Royal Alexandra Hospital and University of Alberta Hospital sites, are dynamic, patient and family centered inpatient units where all members of the team work within the collaborative care (CoACT) framework according to the program’s Principles of Care. Reporting to the Relief Team Program Manager with the Staffing Service Center, and under the direction of a Unit Manager or designate, the Psychiatric/Mental Health Aide performs activities that support meeting the personal care needs and comfort of patients in accordance with patient care plans, and hospital policies and procedures. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in the provision of routine care to meet patient’s hygiene, nutrition, mobility, recreation and safety needs. The Psychiatric/Mental Health Aide also assists in the maintenance of a safe environment for patients, families, staff and visitors. Off campus patient escort duties may be assigned. The Psychiatric Aide should also demonstrate: Strong verbal communication skills that support verbal messages being received and understood. Active listening skills and congruent non-verbal communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain relationships built on mutual respect, appropriate sensitivity and transparency, empathy, and compassion with patients, families, colleagues, professional and medical staff. Ability to manage emotions and strong feelings, maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances, and to think clearly and stay focused under pressure. Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others. Ability to enhance, support, empower and otherwise increase patient engagement in treatment and change.

As a Psychiatric Aide, you will perform activities within a multi-disciplinary team to meet the personal care needs and comforts of patients in accordance with the patient care plan and facility policies and procedures. Your duties will includes assisting with the provision of routine nursing care to meet patients' hygiene, nutrition, mobility, recreation and safety needs; assisting with organized activities or programs; as well as observing and reporting on a patient's mood, health, and wellbeing. You will be assisting in the maintenance of a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors, and maintaining effective communication with patients and health professionals.

Classification: Psychiatric Aide
Department: Tertiary MH Float Pool
Primary Location: Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 23-SEP-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 03-OCT-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 5
Shifts per cycle: 25
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $21.74
Maximum Salary: $25.34
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of Grade 12. Completion of Personal Care Aide or Mental Health Aide Certificate or equivalent. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:
Mental Health First Aide required. English language proficiency required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Health Care Aide certification. Post-secondary education in social sciences, psychology or health services. Experience working with persons with addiction and/or mental health issues in a hospital setting.