Care Aide

Louis Brier Home and Hospital Vancouver

About Us:
A Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™, we pride ourselves on a strong reputation for excellence. Our work environment is community-oriented, warm and inclusive. Appreciation is embedded into our culture and staff feel valued for their contributions.

Louis Brier has dedicated leaders who are available and responsive to our needs. An HR Coordinator is devoted to promoting our health, wellness, and engagement. An Infection Control Practitioner helps keep us safe. Everyone is committed to quality and safety and it shows.

By enhancing funding that enriches the quality of life for our residents, the Louis Brier Foundation truly sets our organization apart. State of the art equipment, music and entertainment, culture and education, are all generously funded through the Louis Brier Foundation and this greatly improves work life.

Providing outstanding care is not always easy but making a difference feels good. Working at Louis Brier gives us a feeling of purpose and a sense of belonging. It’s more than a way of working, it’s a way of life.

Be yourself and feel a sense of belonging within a team that embraces differences.
Contribute to an award-winning organization that recognizes passionate and hardworking employees.
Engage within our community and thrive in an unbeatable work culture that celebrates LIFE.
ARE YOU READY for the #LouisBrierLIFE?

Overview of Position:
Reporting to the Nurse Manager and working under the general direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

Responsibilities include:
· Provides personal care to residents such as bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, feeding, oral hygiene, and care of skin and nails.
· Assists with transfers and mobilization of residents using body mechanics and mechanical aids such as walkers, wheelchairs, and lifts by following the established ADL Care Plan.
· Performs nursing procedures such as giving enemas, obtaining specimens, recording intake and output, instilling eye drops, and administering minor non-sterile dressings.
· Records observations and reports any changes/problems in residents’ condition, such as mobility, temperature, skin integrity, appetite, and behavior to the designated Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
· Transports residents to and from dining room areas, lounges, and activity programs.
· Ambulates residents as directed by the care plan.
Assists residents with meals by serving and collecting meal trays, and feeding and assisting residents as required, including opening containers, cutting food, etc. Serves and monitors intake of nourishments to designated residents, and removes meal tray at end of the meal period.
· Ensures the safety of residents while performing all tasks and assignments, and reports any adverse events or near-misses to Supervisor immediately.
· Maintains a clean, safe environment by changing and making beds, and sanitizing residents' basins, bedpans, and urinals. Replenishes unit and residents supplies as needed from the designated storage area, and reports shortages to a Registered Nurse. Cleans service areas and service rooms.
· Reports malfunctioning equipment and safety hazards to Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse immediately.
· Charts information such as weight and blood pressure as directed. Attaches documents to charts, such as Nursing and Flow Sheets, Medication Administration Records, Laboratory and Special Examination Reports following review by the Registered Nurse.
· Participates in Care planning for residents including establishing and maintaining current ADL Care Plans and Nursing Aide Flow Sheets.
· Attends Staff Development and In-service Education programs when required.
· Performs other related duties as required.
Graduation from a recognized Health Care Aide program, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide Registry.
Skills and abilities:
· Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing.
· Ability to organize work.
· Ability to deal effectively with others.
· Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
· Ability to operate related equipment.

Salary: Grid 22 $28.74/hourly

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