Community Health Worker II - Home Support - Bella Coola (Health Care Assistant / Care Aide)

Vancouver Coastal Health - Bella Coola, BC (13 months ago)

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Job Description:
Job Title: Community Health Worker II
Work Site: Bella Coola General Hospital - Home Suppport - Bella Coola, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $22.38 - $24.47 per hour
Hours: Various shifts
Reference#: 101362-tbo

Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 residential beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services. Also within the hospital is a medical clinic and pharmacy.

Community Health Workers are a core part of our communities as caregivers and make a significant impact on the quality of life of their clients and patients.

As a Community Health Worker 2 at Vancouver Coastal Health you will make your impact by:

Providing home support services to clients while working under the direction of the Supervisor/Coordinator/Manager or delegate.
Assisting clients with the activities of daily living within varied settings to promote maximum independence.
Observing and documenting on your clients’ health conditions and environment, reporting significant and unsafe observations and providing support and guidance.
Providing input and feedback in the care planning process.
Assisting in meeting the nutritional and elimination needs of clients.
Performing additional delegated tasks under the Transfer of Function guidelines for clients in specific situations for which training has been provided.

New grads of the Health Care Assistant program are welcome to apply!

Community Health Workers at Vancouver Coastal Health operate within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization.

Education & Experience

Grade 10.
Graduation from a recognized Home Support/Resident Care Aide program.
Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License. Local travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Home management skills.
Physical ability to carry out duties of the position
Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
Ability to operate required equipment
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to organize and prioritize
Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.