Health Care Aide Uncertified (Paid Training) - Winnipeg Health Region

September 16 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Health, Medical, HR, Training, HR, Training, Patient Care Support, Training - Development - Improvement
Winnipeg, MB

Requisition ID: 284491

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

Work Location: Various Personal Care Homes and Acute Care sites within Winnipeg Health Region

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Anticipated Shift: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends

Salary: $17.733

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the Manager, RN, RPN, and/or LPN, the uncertified Health Care Aide works with all members of the health care team including certified Health Care Aides assisting with resident care and providing basic supportive care as directed including:

  • promotes and assists residents in maintaining activities of daily living (ADL) like walking, bathing, feeding, etc.
  • provides support and assistance to members of the health care team including assistance to certified Health Care Aides that are within the uncertified Health Care Aide’s ability, competence, and training
  • assists residents to maintain adequate rest and activity
  • assists with constant care and/or close observation to residents as assigned
  • monitors wandering residents as assigned
  • responds promptly to resident calls, ensuring call bells are within resident reach
  • transports residents as required
  • responds to the physical and emotional needs of residents
  • provides relevant patient information to the health care team to assist in care planning
  • assists with obtaining, cleaning, and maintaining equipment as directed
  • demonstrates a working knowledge of unit equipment, e.g. patient lift and transfer devices
  • restocks supplies as assigned
  • responds appropriately to inquiries, relays messages, and initiates appropriate action as directed
  • reports and records resident care provided and changes observed

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Minimum Grade 10 education, Manitoba standards, required. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Successful applicants without relevant health care education/background will be required to complete the tuition free Red River College micro-credential Uncertified Health Care Aide course and will be paid to attend.
    • Access to a computer and internet access is required. See link for detailed computer requirements:
    • Required to successfully complete 7-day program consisting of;
      • 5 consecutive days virtual learning (Monday to Friday)
      • 2 consecutive days of skills labs (Saturday and Sunday) - physical distancing/public health requirements will be followed
    • Dates of program:
      • Course commences on Monday, September 27, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021 inclusive.
      • Additional courses to commence weekly thereafter for several weeks.
      • Skills labs will be held in Winnipeg.
  • Successful applicants met be willing to work days/evenings or days/nights with alternate weekends.
  • Successful applicants will be required to work a minimum of two shifts per week for a minimum of three months. This position continues for the period of the pandemic beyond the 3 months.

Physical Requirements

  • Position may involve physical activities such as standing, transferring, and transporting patients and equipment
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated individuals

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above. As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified. In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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