Residential Care Aide

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Published
January 13, 2022
Location
Richmond, BC
Job Type
Competition #
220114-RCA
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Rotary Hospice House
Salary Range:
As per the Collective Agreement
Address:
6460 No. 4 Road
Posting Expires:
February 25, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Attn: Meenu Heer Email: meenu.heer@salvationarmy.ca Please mention 'Competition # 220114-RCA' in the subject line of your email

Description

Rotary Hospice House is a community that honors’ life, values humility, and shares hope. As an RCA, you treat all residents, volunteers and staff members with respect and courtesy. You regard the dignity and best interests of each resident, recognizing that she/he has a right and an obligation to take responsibility for personal actions and choices. You are expected to fulfill your RCA obligations and responsibilities with integrity, and perform every duty in a conscientious, diligent and efficient manner.

Hours:

  • 14 hours/weekly
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 3:30PM

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares breakfast for up to 10 residents (8:00am-9:00am--family members are not offered breakfast)
  • Fills water jugs daily for residents (kept in resident room fridges)
  • Assists with feeding or offers total feeding support at mealtimes (9:00am and 12:00pm)
  • Wipes down the bedside table before and after meals
  • Empties and replaces bedside table garbage bags as needed
  • Answers call bells and assists others as they answer call bells, letting nurses know when unable to answer call bells
  • Assists nurses with physical, psychological, and emotional care of residents and their family members
  • Delivers AM care, supporting a range of activities such as bed baths, dressing, mouth care, repositioning, ambulation, activation, recreation, and socialization
  • Reports pertinent information to nurses (skin integrity, BM, voiding, temps, pain, complaints, etc.)
  • Communicates in a sensitive, caring and compassionate manner with all residents and family members and adapts mode of communication to facilitate effective interaction in all encounters
  • Offers and gives showers or tub baths to residents (check bath schedule), making changes where necessary to the bath schedule to accommodate specific needs
  • Changes bed linens on bath days and as needed
  • Ensures admission ADL sheet updated and in resident’s cupboard
  • Ensures that supplies in residents cupboards and drawers are stocked daily (incontinent pads, cups, straws, spoons, lotion , Cavilon cream, etc.) List is on the inside of residents’ cupboards.
  • Ensures each shift that supplies in storeroom are well stocked (a responsibility shared with the nurses) and report what we are low on so it can be ordered
  • Reports verbally to nurses on urine output and/or empties Foley bags at the end of the shift, relating volume, colour, consistency
  • Signs flow sheets daily, ensuring accountability for procedures and conveying that tasks have been done
  • Demonstrates respect for end of life issues while maximizing resident capacity for optimal independence in all activities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful completion of a Home Support Worker or Residential Care Aide course
  • Food Safe
  • WHIMIS

Experience:

  • Experience working in a Hospice environment

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, will be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • TB Test

 

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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