Continuing Care Assistant - Medical Unit

Nova Scotia Health Authority - Liverpool, NS (30+ days ago)

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Req ID: 52641
Location: Western Zone, Queens General Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000055 OPWZ Medical Unit QGH
Type of Employment: Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 11-Aug-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities

Responsible to the Nurse Manager, the Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) works under the direction and supervision of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and/or Registered Nurse (RN), to perform direct and indirect resident care tasks and support functions. Those assigned tasks and functions support the role of the professional staff and the efficient operation of the unit, and are delivered in a safe manner. Assigned roles and responsibilities will be within the care delivery model and based on the needs of the patient population, the health care system, and the RNs and LPN’s with whom the CCA works

Duties will be performed in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values, Standards, Policies and Procedures of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). NSHA is committed to patient safety, continued quality improvement, and advancing the delivery of safe and trusted health services. When necessary, expected to be available for all shifts, including days, evening, weekends and holidays

Qualifications
Graduate of an approved Continuing Care Assistant Program with certification as a Continuing Care Assistant for Nova Scotia
Current CPR Certification
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families, other health care providers and staff, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
Ability to organize and prioritize patient/resident care
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any additional costs as a condition of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work
Casual relief position
Salary Information

$18.5749 - $20.0914 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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