Continuing Care Aide (ft, Pt, Casual) – Extendicare Preston

January 12 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Health, Medical, Patient Care Support
Saskatoon, SK

CONTINUING CARE AIDE (FT, PT, CASUAL) – Extendicare Preston

Candidates are invited to apply for the above position to work at our Preston Home located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Duties include providing personal care and activities of daily living for clients/patients/residents to encourage optimum level of functioning. Supports clients/patients/residents in meeting their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Direct Care and Monitoring of Clients / Patients / Residents
  • Assists with activities of daily living as per care plan (e.g., nutrition, personal care and mobility).
  • Provides input into the development of nursing care plans.
  • Provides bathing and grooming services (e.g., hair care, shaves, nail care, make-up).
  • Dresses and undresses clients/patients/residents.
  • Provides oral care (e.g., brushing natural teeth or dentures).
  • Provides bowel and bladder care (e.g., suppositories, enemas, catheters, ostomy bags).
  • Transfers/lifts and repositioning of clients/patients/residents (e.g., to and from bed, chair, commode, bath chair) using various aids and lifts, following assessment.
  • Assists clients/patients/residents with range-of-motion and personal exercise programs.
  • Prepares meals (e.g., plans, prepares, serves and cleans up), where required.
  • Assists with treatments as per care plan (e.g., ointments and simple dressings).
  • Monitors and ensures proper nutrition and hydration (e.g., assist/feed, cut meats, tube feeds).
  • Observes, reports (written and/or shift) and records physical and psychological observations/changes in client/patient/resident condition (e.g., skin/scars/tattoos, condition of feet/nails, mobility, nutrition, vital signs and glucose levels).
  • Promotes the social, spiritual, psychological and emotional well-being of clients/patients/ residents, monitors and reports to the care team changes in behavior.
  • Promotes good communication with clients/patients/residents and their support system.
  • Provides medication assistance as per protocol, where required.
  • Assists/porters/escorts clients/patients/residents to activities, appointments, outings, where required (e.g., family visits, court appearances).
  • Responds to patient call systems, where required.
  • Performs palliative and end-of-life care.
  1. Indirect Care
  • Records information in clients/patients/residents’ chart.
  • Files/maintains documentation (charts and notes).
  • Makes/changes bed linens, empties hamper, waste disposal and tidies room.
  • Orders, maintains and distributes inventory for client/patient/resident usage (e.g., briefs, lotions, soaps, tissues).
  • Records inventory items for billing purposes.
  • Launders client/patient/resident items, where required.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all related equipment and surroundings (e.g., wheelchairs, I.V. poles, nebulizers, bed pans, nail clippers).
  • Collects specimens (e.g., urine, stool and sputum) and transports to lab, where required.
  • Completes transfer/lift/repositioning and falls prevention assessments and posts appropriate logos.
  1. Related Key Work Activities
  • Provides occasional guidance to the primary function of others.
  • Disposes of contaminated items/waste and sharps as per protocol.
  • Cares for pets and plants, where required.
  • Sets up instrument trays and autoclaves, where required.
  • Answers phones and takes messages.
  • Performs required checks on mechanical lifts and slings and related equipment, as per policy.
  • Notifies maintenance of required repairs to equipment.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement programs as required by local protocols.
  • Communicates and participates in emergent situations as per protocols (e.g., various codes).
  • Responds to incidents that occur which may result in injury to persons (e.g., defuses violent or aggressive situations, restrains combative patients).
  • Follows universal/standard precautions, infection prevention control and isolation techniques.
  • Performs housekeeping duties, where required.
  • Performs security checks, where required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Continuing Care Assistant certificate
  • Basic computer skills, where required by the job
  • Interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Valid driver’s license, where required

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2021

TO APPLY

Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence to the attention of:

Rebekah Kurylyk, Director of Care

RKurylyk@extendicare.com

Apply now!

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