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Health Care Aide

Employer

Halo Home & Health Care Services

Date Posted

November 19, 2022

Languages

English or French
  • Location Red Deer, AB
  • Earnings $24.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 30 to 44 hours per week
  • Position Temporary Part Time Leading to Full Time
  • Vacancies 6  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Dec 21, 2022
Job Requirements

Employer

Halo Home & Health Care Services

Languages

English or French

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • or equivalent experience

Work setting

  • Home care and visiting care agency
  • Remote location
  • Rural area
  • Urban area
  • Various locations
  • Work in employer's/client's home
  • Physician's office
  • Hospital or home for the aged
  • Hospital/medical facility or clinic
  • Nursing home/home for the aged
  • Public or community health centre
  • Rehabilitation centre and special health institution
  • Optional accommodation available at no charge on a live-in basis. Note: This is NOT a condition of employment

Tasks

  • Supply and empty bed pans
  • Take patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse
  • Serve meal trays and feed patients
  • Weigh, lift, turn and position patients
  • Deliver messages, reports, requisitions and specimens between departments
  • Make beds and maintain patients' rooms
  • Supervise patients' exercise routines
  • Administer suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas
  • Bathe, dress and groom patients
  • Assist with the set-up and maintenance of traction equipment, cleaning or sterilizing equipment, maintaining and repairing equipment, and assembling, setting-up and operating job-related equipment
  • Transport patients in wheelchair or stretcher
  • Answer call signals
  • Prepare patients for surgery by washing, shaving and sterilizing operative areas
  • Accompany patients on outside recreational activities and perform other duties related to patient care and comfort

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses 

  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate
  • Health Care Aide Certificate

Security and safety

  • Basic security clearance
  • Criminal record check
  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Drug test
  • Immunization records
  • Tuberculosis test

Transportation/travel information

  • Valid driver's licence
  • Own transportation
  • Own vehicle

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Sound discrimination
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Walking

Weight handling

  • Up to 9 kg (20 lbs)
  • Up to 13.5 kg (30 lbs)

Personal suitability

  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Screening questions

  • Are you available for shift or on-call work?
  • Are you currently a student?
  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • Do you have the above-indicated required certifications?
  • Do you have the necessary equipment for remote work (i.e. internet, home office, etc.)?
  • What is the highest level of study you have completed?
  • What is your current field of study?
  • What is your current level of study?

Experience

1 year to less than 2 years

Green job

Involves duties and responsibilities that lead to positive environmental outcomes

Workplace information

Remote work available

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan
  • Vision care benefits

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance

Other benefits

Free parking available


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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Health Care Aide is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates
SOCIAL

Interest in assisting hospital staff by carrying messages, reports, requisitions and specimens from one department to another; in providing comfort to patients by answering call signals, making beds and maintaining patients' rooms; in assisting patients with menu selection; and in setting-up and providing leisure activities for patients, and accompanying patients on outside recreational activities

METHODICAL

Interest in copying routine procedures to provide basic patient care, supervise patients' exercise routines, transport patients in wheelchairs and stretchers, and supply and empty bed pans; in maintaining inventory of supplies; in reporting or recording fluid intake or output; and in observing or monitoring patients' status and document patient care on charts

objective

Interest in operating medical equipment to take blood pressure, temperature and pulse; in collecting specimens such as urine, faeces and sputum; in administering suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas; and in performing other procedures as directed by nursing and hospital staff; may perform maintenance tasks such as assist with the set-up and maintenance of traction equipment, clean or sterilize equipment, maintain and repair equipment and assemble, set-up and operate equipment

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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