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Residential Care Aide

Retirement Concepts

Courtenay, BC V9N 7J3
25 Jan 2018
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Position Title: Residential Care Aide

Job Status: Full Time - 11pm - 7am (rotation 5/3, 5/2) and also Part Time - 7am - 1pm Float (rotation 5/3, 5/2)
Rate of Pay: Per collective agreement
Site/Location: Comox Valley Seniors Village - Courtenay, British Columbia

Please apply on our careers page:

Job Description
Summary of Position:
Reporting to the Registered Nurse, and/or designate, the residential care aide performs routine functions involved in the provision of holistic quality resident care. Duties are performed in accordance with established policies and procedures and in a manner which respects the uniqueness, dignity, worth, need for self-respect and self-determination of the individual, all in ways which promote maximum personal and functional independence.

Include but not limited to;
Provides holistic personal care to residents, ensuring that the residents' activities of daily living needs are met as per policy and procedures and the resident's Activities of Daily Living Plan (ADL) (e.g. personal hygiene, oral care, skin care, toileting, bathing, nail care, dressing and grooming).
Observes and reports any changes in resident's functional and cognitive behaviour to the Nurse.
Transfers residents in/out of bed, to/from wheelchair, toilet and chair using one or two person transfers or mechanical lifts as per the residents care plan.
Assists with the admission, transfer and discharge of residents.
Under the direction of the Nurse assists with nursing care such as non-sterile dressings, enemas, suppositories, collection of specimens or skin care treatments.
Ensures residents personal items are marked and handled and stored properly. Processes soiled personal clothing as per policy, procedures and care plan. Removes/changes soiled linens.
Ensures that resident rights are maintained and respected, which includes confidentiality.
Answers call bells promptly and responds appropriately to resident requests.
Respects and attends to the emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs & practices of the residents; encouraging and assisting residents to participate in social, physical, spiritual and recreational activities.
Encourages and adheres to a holistic philosophy of wellness, recognizing that each individual is capable of, to varying degrees, making decisions about his/her life and is a partner in the decision-making.
Actively participates in facility programs, meetings, committees and resident care conferences.
Attends and participates in education programs aimed at increasing personal knowledge and abilities of the caregiver.

Food Preparation And Service:
Provides residents with nutritional assistance (e.g. meals, nourishment and tray service, assists residents to eat as needed). Assists residents to and from dining areas in accordance with meal service schedules. Reports any appetite/fluid/food intake changes or concerns immediately to the nurse.
Encourages resident participation in food service and clean up.

Responsible for ordering supplies for Residents' home environments through established methods.
Involves the resident in organizing and maintaining their home environment, ensuring it is done according to the residents' wishes and needs.
Implements infection control measures and reports any shortages, breakage and malfunction of equipment.
Maintains a clean, safe, homelike environment for residents and staff. Ensures care equipment and supplies are used and stored in safe and efficient manners.
Performs other related duties as required.

Graduate from a recognized Care Aide Program.
Previous experience in a long term care facility preferred.
Food Safe Level 1 Certificate

Skills and Abilities:
Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently and understand verbal and written instructions.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with the various individuals involved in providing holistic care in a flexible resident focused environment.
Must be in good health, physically able to perform repetitive tasks, lift, squat, bend, stand and walk as required to perform the duties of the position.

To connect with us in person, please come and see us at the Comox Black Press Extreme Education & Career Fair, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 19 Wing / CFB Comox Station Main Lazo, Comox, 12pm - 6pm


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About Us

Retirement Living that is

“So Nice to Come Home To”

Family owned and operated since 1988, Retirement Concepts is proud to provide high-quality services, care and housing to seniors across British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. 

Retirement Concepts has developed a philosophy that is ‘resident focused’. We believe our employees are our strength. We are fortunate to have on our team, wonderful people who are compassionate, caring and highly professional. Everyone has a role, and ultimately their only goal is looking after our residents, ensuring their safety, and making sure they and their families feel confident in us.

We know that moves are difficult for anyone, and more so for seniors, so it’s important to make the process as simple as possible. There are many retirement homes for seniors, so we also know that in order to remain competitive our standards need to be high, and our prices reasonable.

We’re looking to the future. We understand that we must continue developing new programs and innovations for a senior population that is growing and changing by the week. It’s an exciting time for seniors. The choices have never been better and the variety of services is constantly improving.

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