Location: Rural Avalon - Placentia
Personal Care Attendant
Hours Based on the needs of the department. Salary CG-24 ($21.54 - $23.74 per hour) Competition Number GENERAL227 Posted Date 17 June 2022 Closing Date Open Until Filled
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.
Personal Care Attendants are valued members of the interprofessional team. They work under the direction of registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, providing basic health care and support to patients and the area. This may include transporting/escorting patients, specimens, equipment and supplies, assisting with basic patient needs such as mobility assistance, bathing, etc., assisting patients with meals and snack, assisting with stocking as necessary and other related duties.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Regularly lift/move objects/supplies up to 30 lb and frequent standing and walking.
Regularly requires a variety of body movement including bending, kneeling, and stretching and pushing and pulling objects using light to medium force.
Data input, visual monitoring and higher than normal levels of attentiveness and attention to the health and safety of others is required in the provision of all forms of care.
Successful completion of an approved/recognized Personal Care Attendant Program or other equivalency as determined by the employer. Equivalency may include completion of an adequate portion of the BN or Practical Nurse program to enable the applicant to meet a majority of the duties, responsibilities and psychomotor competencies of the PCA.
Current BLS Certification is required.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, ability to maintain effective working relationships with residents, staff, and families, demonstrated initiative, ability to work independently and prioritize work duties.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext 5-2 immediately
To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.
Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding processes. We are happy to assist applicants requesting accommodation or support during the process. Please email [email protected] or call 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.