Residential Care Aide

The Salvation Army B.C. Rotary Hospice House
July 24, 2020
Richmond, Canada
Job Type
As per the Collective Agreement
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
August 26, 2020
Street Address
64620 No. 4 Road



  • Casual/On-call from Sunday to Friday (8:00-3:30pm)


Position Purpose Summary: 

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 they have 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.

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
  • 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
  • Reports pertinent information to nurses (skin integrity, BM, voiding, temps, pain, complaints, etc.)
  • Ensures admission ADL sheet updated and in resident’s cupboard
  • Ensures that supplies in resident’s 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.




  • Successful completion of a Home Support Worker or Residential Care Aide course provided by an accredited educational institution.
  • Food Safe


  • 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

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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 accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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