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Job Details

Health Care Assistant

Employer

Right At Home Calgary CORP.

Date Posted

May 12, 2022

Languages

English
  • Location Calgary, AB
  • Earnings $28.85 to $36.50 hourly (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 80 hours bi-weekly
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 8  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Jun 16, 2022
Job Requirements

Employer

Right At Home Calgary CORP.

Languages

English

Education

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

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate
  • Health Care Aide Certificate
  • Nursing Aide Certificate
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certificate

Experience

7 months to less than 1 year

Additional Skills

  • Serve meal trays and feed patients
  • Make beds and maintain patients' rooms
  • Maintain inventory of supplies
  • Supply and empty bed pans
  • 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
  • Deliver messages, reports, requisitions and specimens between departments
  • Transport patients between care facilities

Work Setting

  • Public or community health centre
  • Hospital or home for the aged
  • Hospital/medical facility or clinic
  • Home care and visiting care agency
  • Rehabilitation centre and special health institution
  • Nursing home/home for the aged

Specific Skills

  • Administer suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas
  • Transport patients in wheelchair or stretcher
  • Take patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse
  • Supervise patients' exercise routines
  • Prepare patients for surgery by washing, shaving and sterilizing operative areas
  • Bathe, dress and groom patients
  • Administer first aid in emergency situations
  • Accompany patients on outside recreational activities and perform other duties related to patient care and comfort

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Driving record check (abstract)
  • Immunization records
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Eligible for professional liability insurance
  • Criminal record check
  • Basic security clearance

Transportation/Travel Information

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

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Repetitive tasks
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Location Information

  • Rural area
  • Various locations

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Reliability
  • Organized

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Do you currently reside in proximity to the advertised location?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • What is your current field of study?
  • What is the highest level of study you have completed?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • Are you available for shift or on-call work?
  • Are you available for the advertised start date?
  • Do you have education in this field of employment?

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Jun 16, 2022

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes & Abilities
The Health Care Assistant 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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