Resident Care Aide/Health Care Assistant (HCA, RCA)

Berwick On The Lake - Nanaimo, BC (30+ days ago)

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Berwick on the Lake Retirement Community in beautiful, Nanaimo BC is seeking a part time temporary Health Care Assistant to work in our Care Unit. Come be a part of a dynamic team.

Resident Care Aide, Part-time Regular

17.5 hrs/week

Hours of Work:

Stat Holiday Coverage Rotation Days & Evenings


$20.57 – $21.26 hourly plus differentials


Under the supervision of the LCU Team Leader and/or Nurse in charge, the Resident Care Aide provides care tasks to meet resident needs in accordance with policies, procedures and nursing standards. This position is responsible for providing daily bathing and monthly weights for residents on the Care Unit. Utilizing the Care plan, the RCA observes and reports pertinent conditions, behaviours, and activities to the staff Nurse or LCU Team Leader. The RCA performs ADL’s, baths, assists residents in sitting, walking, standing, transferring and dressing residents as necessary and as outlined in the care plan. Also completes table settings, serving at meals, recreation activities, restocking work areas, charting and laundry services. Performs other related duties as required.

The successful candidate will be a flexible individual who enjoys multitasking and displays high energy, with the ability to encourage a comfortable, home-like environment for residents, team members, families, and visitors.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Completion of RCA certificate with diploma
  • Registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry
  • WHMIS, First Aid, & CPR
  • Experience in the field of geriatrics & resident care
  • Knowledge of bath procedures and ADL needs for seniors
  • Knowledge of methods of transfer and capable of supporting residents with varying degrees of mobility
  • Physically able to lift, bend and perform repetitive movements
  • Demonstrates an awareness of accident and incident prevention and adheres to safe work practices
  • Food Safe Certification Level 1 (if serving or handling food)

Personal Competencies:

  • Relationship building & team oriented
  • Strong communication skills including listening, understanding & responding
  • Demonstrates a commitment to customer relationships and hospitality by being caring and courteous to residents, families, visitors, and co-workers
  • Tact, sound judgment & confidentiality
  • Patience, reliability & empathy skills
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $20.57 to $21.26 /hour


  • HCA (Required)