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Job Title:
HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT (NURSING POSITIONS)

Posted Date:
1/15/2020
Closing Date:
1/26/2020
Functional Discipline:
SURGICAL IP 5A

Job Description
VACANCY DETAILS

VACANCY NUMBER: 0000018205CG

JOB TITLE: HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT (NURSING POSITIONS)
STATUS: TEMPORARY FULL TIME (10 WEEKS)
DEPARTMENT: SURGICAL, COMPLEX CARE, MEDICAL, MENTAL HEALTH
LOCATION: ST. CATHARINES, WELLAND, NIAGARA FALLS, PORT COLBORNE
HOURS OF WORK: 75 HOURS PER PAY PERIOD

POSTING DATE: 15 January 2020
CLOSING DATE: 26 January 2020

UNION: NON UNION
WAGE RANGE: $17.00 PER HOUR


POSITION OBJECTIVE:
The Health Care Assistant will be a member of the health care team providing direct patient care and working under the direction of the Registered Nurse/Registered Nursing Assistant (RN/RPN). The Health Care Assistant will be assigned and/or buddied with a RN/RPN on every shift.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Health Care Assistant must have successfully completed his/her second year and be enrolled in the upcoming year in a recognized Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

Direct Patient Care (with appropriate supervision):
o Providing or assisting with personal hygiene care (including bathing, dressing, shaving and shampooing hair)
o Providing for assisting with lifting, turning, transferring, transporting and ambulating as per hospital back care program
o Providing measures to ensure protection of skin integrity
o Providing ongoing comfort measures to the patient including bed making
o Assisting with patient safety and comfort by ensuring environment is tidy, clean and safe from hazards
o Assisting with or providing oral nutritional intake
o Assisting with elimination
o Practices all patient care procedures in keeping with Infection Control Policies and using universal precautions
o Participates as a team member

Communication:
o Provides ongoing support for the patient and family ( all social supports) using effective communication skills
o Responsible for ongoing communication of patient status with RN/RPN
o Documents nursing care (activities of daily living) on the flow sheet
o Participates in the completion of relevant reports/forms as required by hospital policy
(i.e incident report)
o Functions as a member of the health care team and develops good working relationships/partnerships with other departments within the hospital.

Professional Responsibility:
o Maintains dignity and self-esteem of patients in delivery of care
o Practices patient confidentiality
o Respects patient privacy
o Practices behaviors consistent with NH values
o (i.e. Compassion/Professionalism/Respect)


Recruitment Specialist: Carrie Garritsen


Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.