Personal Care Attendant
Temporary Call In
Long Term Care and Acute Care
Hours Based on the needs of the department Salary CG24 ($21.54 - $23.74 per hour) Competition Number GENERAL 179 Posted Date 04 January 2022 Closing Date 31 December 2022
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.
Eastern Health is currently seeking applications for Personal Care Attendants in both Long Term Care and Acute Care facilities.
Personal Care Attendants are valued members of the interprofessional team in. 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.
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)
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
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.