Resident Care Aide

Retirement Concepts - Parksville, BC (30+ days ago)

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SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the Director of Care and/or designate, the Resident Care Aide will carry out tasks that provide for personal care, as well as foster an environment which encourages choices, and supports personal independence for residents. The Resident Care Aide participates in a ‘collaborative’ approach throughout the provision and implementation of resident specific care plans with other members of the resident care team (ie: Physicians, RN’s, LPN’s, Dietary, PT/OT/Recreation). Further duties include but are not limited to: resident assessment/reporting, participation in resident care conferences, and RAI-MDS input. The tasks will be carried out according to established policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Includes but not limited to:

1. Protect rights of residents by:

  • Treating residents with respect
  • Protecting resident’s privacy and maintaining confidentiality
  • Keeping a call bell within resident’s reach and answering promptly as per care plan/policy
  • Giving resident choices when possible
  • Assisting in recreational and spiritual activities of resident’s choice

2. Help the unit function smoothly

  • Reporting to duty on time and ready to work
  • Cooperating with other team members
  • Communicating effectively with residents, their families, and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Following facility policies
  • Participating under supervision in Therapeutic programs (ie: walking)
  • Assisting RN/LPN with emergency situations as directed
  • Cleaning dining and recreation rooms on a regular basis (ie: spills, after meals, floors and counters)
  • Assisting in the orientation of new RCAs by demonstrating routines and tasks - Participating in education, committees and conferences.
  • Performing other duties as required

3. Protect the safety of residents by:

  • Keeping rooms/hallways clean and clutter-free
  • Operating equipment properly
  • Using standard precautions for routine care
  • Following Universal (Routine) Precautions and isolation precautions when appropriate
  • Making beds properly
  • Reporting potential hazards as soon as noted
  • Knowing and practicing the fire safety plan of the facility
  • Knowing and practicing the emergency response plan of the facility
  • Following oxygen precautions carefully
  • Using safety devices appropriately (ie: transfer belts; slings)

4. Help residents by observing and collecting data by:

  • Measuring and recording weight and height
  • Measuring and recording intake and output
  • Collecting specimens
  • Documenting and reporting observations of resident’s condition

5. Help residents to meet personal hygiene needs by

  • Bathing residents
  • Giving oral hygiene
  • Providing denture care
  • Providing nail and hair care
  • Assisting resident’s to dress and undress
  • Shaving residents
  • Applying support hose
  • Documenting on the flowsheet

6.Help residents to meet nutritional needs by:

  • Assisting residents who can feed themselves
  • Feeding residents who require partial or total assistance
  • Providing fresh water, nourishments, and supplements (ie Boost, Ensure as ordered)
  • Documenting on the flowsheet

7. Help residents to meet elimination needs by:

  • Toileting per care plan
  • Assisting with bedpans, urinals and commodes
  • Emptying urine collection bags
  • Giving enemas
  • Assisting with colostomy care
  • Documenting on flowsheet

8. Help residents with restoration and mobility by:

  • Turning and positioning residents in bed, wheelchair, or geri-chair to prevent complications of immobility
  • Assisting in transfer activities
  • Carrying out range of motion exercises
  • Helping with ambulation
  • Assisting with restorative care activities
  • Encouraging independence
  • Documenting on flowsheet

9. Help in carrying out special procedures (as defined by the facility) by:

  • Assisting with resident admissions, transfer, and discharges
  • Catheter care
  • Ostomy care

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 10 minimum.
  • Graduate of a recognized health Care Aide program.
  • Experience in the speciality are of Gerontology preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with resident’s, their family and or staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use Outlook.
  • Ability to organize workload.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to work under stress and adapt to changing workloads, and to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Casual, Permanent

Salary: $19.44 to $20.08 /hour

Experience:

  • long term care: 1 year (Preferred)

Licence:

  • Care Aide (Preferred)
  • Food Safe Level 1 (Preferred)
  • BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry (Preferred)