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Care Aide

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted May 14, 2021.

Job Description Job Title: Care Aide Work Site: Intermediate Care Unit, Hilltop House Long Term Care Facility
– Squamish, BC Status: Temporary Part Time (0.85 FTE) Start Date: As soon as possible Salary: $25.83 per hour Hours: 1500-2200 Days off: Rotating Reference: 143466-eag Come work as a Care Aide with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Care Aides working in Long Term Care at Vancouver Coastal Health make a significant impact on the quality of life of their patients.

Working with a multidisciplinary team, our Care Aides play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of our Long Term Care clients.

Are you strong team-player and have a desire to help others?

Apply to work as a Care Aide today As a Care Aide at Vancouver Coastal Health you will make your impact by: Assisting in the delivery of client care.

You will do this while working under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse or other designate and in cooperation with interdisciplinary team members.

Providing personal care to patients while following established care plans.

This may include bathing, grooming, dressing, assisting with meals and oral hygiene and performing nursing care duties as applicable.

Responding to call bells/alarms.

Observing and monitoring clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reporting/recording significant observations.

Utilizing mechanical aides such as specialty beds, wheelchairs and stretchers to transport clients and provide assistance with lifting and/or transferring of clients following established lifting/safety techniques.

Maintaining a clean and safe environment for clients and staff.

Care Aides at Vancouver Coastal Health operate within the context of a resident/client and family centered care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization.

ABOUT HILLTOP HOUSE: Hilltop House is located in Squamish, BC, approximately one hour north of the Vancouver lower mainland and accessible on the scenic Sea to Sky highway.

The area hosts an abundance of recreational activities such as mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and kayaking, as well as a growing arts and culture scene.

Hilltop House is a 61-bed long term care facility for seniors with complex needs.

It provides home-like care for its permanent residents, as well as respite care, a community bathing program and adult day care for seniors.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Grade 10.

Successful graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to deal with others effectively.

Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Ability to organize work.

Ability to operate related equipment.

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.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ”going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work.

At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture.

We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C.

Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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.