Health Care Aide

Alberta Health Services - Grande Prairie, AB (25 days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
This position is located in Mackenzie Place which is a Designated Supportive Living Level 4 (DSL4) facility which houses 68 DSL4 residents and 3 Community Respite spaces. The Health Care Aide (HCA) provides patient care services as an unregulated worker under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The HCA embraces the philosophy of person centered care, demonstrating the principles of the philosophy established within AHS policies and procedures and established standards. The HCA recognizes that each client has unique values and personal history and that each person has an equal right to dignity, respect, and to participate fully in their environment. The HCA is responsible for creating partnerships and relationships with clients, families and coworkers that will lead to the best outcomes and enhance quality of life. The HCA accepts responsibility for continuing competency through ongoing development including participation in education programs and continuous quality improvement activities. Minimum knowledge and skill requirements for HCAs are acquired through education based on the Alberta Provincial Curriculum for Health Care Aides or equivalent. The HCA adheres to Alberta Health Services (AHS) policies, procedures, and guidelines. The HCA is responsible and accountable for the assigned tasks and support functions and for understanding and reporting tasks and functions he/she is unable to perform. The HCA is responsible for identifying his/her learning needs. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.

As a Health Care Aide (HCA) - Nursing Attendant, you are responsible for providing personal assistance, supporting activities of daily living and providing comfort and support services to patients (clients, residents) who require short-term assistance or ongoing support. You will work closely with patients, families, and caregivers spanning the continuum of care in home, community or health care facilities. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

Classification: Health Care Aide
Department: Residential Services
Primary Location: Grande Prairie QE II Hsp/Mac
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.46
Posting End Date: 29-OCT-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 07-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 10
Shifts per cycle: 23
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $19.92
Maximum Salary: $24.21
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
  • As a condition of employment at AHS, you must be enrolled in the Government of Alberta-Health Care Aide Directory and provide evidence of your enrollment at time of hire and annually thereafter. For more information on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory, please visit: - In addition, you must meet one of the following Alberta Health Services (AHS) Health Care Aide (HCA) competency requirement and provide evidence at time of hire: a) Certified - certified as a Health Care Aide through a Government of Alberta licensed post-secondary institution using the Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum; or b) Substantially Equivalent - an educational background deemed equivalent as compared to the approved Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum; or c) Deemed Competent - assessed as competent by an Alberta regulated nurse, using the Provincial Competency Assessment Profile Tool.
Additional Required Qualifications:
As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:
As Required.