Resident and Rehabilitation Care Attendant - Casual/On-Call
Providence Health Care
We are hiring casual RCAs at all of our long-term care sites!
Our long-term care sites include the following:
- Holy Family Hospital
- Youville Residence
- Brock Fahrni
- Mount St. Joseph Hospital
- St. Vincent's Langara
- Chenchenstway Residence
Providence Health Care (PHC) is a health and wellness resource for all British Columbians. We’re committed to treating those we serve — and each other — with compassion and respect.
While it started with very humble roots, the PHC of today has grown; now there are almost 9,000 people working at our 17 sites. We have 8,000 staff, 1,500 medical staff/physicians, 200 researchers, 1,600 volunteers.
“How you want to be treated” is now a benchmark — for all of us, every day.
PHC is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a workplace of choice where employees are recognized and valued. PHC strives to provide work-life balance and promotes a positive work culture by having integrated support model of training, mentoring and coaching so the Manager can support their staff to provide exceptional care.
We see a person before we see an illness. We believe that building relationships with our patients starts from the first encounter. We listen with open minds and hearts to help our patients regain stability and return to the things they enjoy. Providence Health Care provides a range of coordinated emergency, inpatient, outpatient, specialized diagnostic and treatment services and provincial services for people with serious mental illnesses, including those with addictions.
Qualifications / Skills and Education
Grade 10 plus graduation from a recognized Resident Care Attendant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to deal with others effectively. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. Ability to organize work. Ability to operate related equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides and/or assists with personal care and comfort for residents/rehabilitation patients such as bathing, dressing, skin care, mouth care, pericare, and hair care according to the established care plan. Provides a safe and respectful environment for residents/rehabilitation patients by following safety instructions as established on the resident care plan that include activities such as toileting, transferring, bathing, feeding, positioning and ambulating. Assists residents/rehabilitation patients with meals and nourishments, in addition to serving, setting up and collecting meal trays. Performs assigned nursing procedures such as taking temperatures, pulse, respiration, administering suppositories and enemas, collecting urine and stool specimens, and applying medicated creams. Maintains a safe work environment by performing duties such as ensuring call bell is within reach of residents/rehabilitation patients, hallways are uncluttered and problems are reported to designated nursing staff. Operates and/or cleans equipment related to resident's/rehabilitation patient's care such as bathtubs, scales, mechanical lifts, bedpans, special mattresses and personal care items such as glasses, hearing aides and dentures. Maintains or strives to maintain involvement of the resident/rehabilitation patients and their significant other(s) in decisions that affect them through activities such as providing information, respecting personal choices, and providing opportunities to talk about their concerns. Participates with residents/rehabilitation patients and families in leisure activities, accompanies residents/rehabilitation patients during social activities or appointments and provides assistance as required. Supports continuity of resident/rehabilitation patient care by reporting related problems to designated nursing staff and by participating in in-services, meetings and unit activities as required. Performs related clerical duties such as answering the telephone, taking and relaying messages, and assisting in maintaining standardized records. Performs other related duties as assigned.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.