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Life Enhancement Aide (LEA) – Tavistock

Tavistock, Ontario

peopleCare was honoured as one of Canada’s 50 most engaged employers four years in a row. We are a growing family-based organization in long-term care. We strive to exceed expectations. Our staff are engaged and enthusiastic about providing excellent care to our residents. We are constantly evolving, and encourage out-of-the box thinking and ideas. We are looking for talented people who embrace change with a positive attitude. Offering great wellness and recognition programs is important to us.

We are looking for your talents and ideas. If you enjoy challenges, strive to increase efficiency, and enjoy working with people – we want you!

The Role

Assists registered staff and Personal Support Workers in providing care to residents in assigned areas in accordance with individual, resident care plans.

Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the registered nursing staff and in partnership with PSW, provides care to promote the comfort and safety of residents. Some typical activities include stand by assistance with lifts and transfers, second care provider with assigned task. Provides physical assistance to residents with a PSW as required.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a clean, safe environment. Some typical activities include making beds, cleaning bedside units, collecting/bagging soiled linen for dispatch to laundry, sorting and storing clean linen, emptying bedpans and removal of unsafe objects etc.
  • Consults with and informs supervisor of unit activities, needs and problems related to resident care.
  • Assists in providing restorative care for residents, assists with ambulation and nutritional needs.
  • Encourages participation in life enrichment programs by preparing residents for and assisting them to and from activities.
  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of residents.
  • Assists with meal service to residents and provides feeding assistance as required.
  • Provides emotional/social support for residents.
  • Assists in the maintenance and proper care of nursing equipment.
  • In collaboration with PSW, documentation responsibilities will include Meals, snack and fluids.
  • Adheres to established department policies and procedures regarding quality assurance, safety, environment and infection control.
  • Displays an attitude that is focused on working safely and ensuring that the work environment is safe and healthy.
  • Uses safe work practices.
  • Reports any actual or potential hazard to the immediate supervisor.
  • Uses or wears personal protective equipment (or clothing) as required.
  • Promptly reports personal injury to supervisor and seeks first aid as needed.
  • Participates in fire safety activities, and knows the facility fire and disaster plan.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Does not use or operate any equipment in a way that would endanger any worker, resident or visitor.

Education

  • A person that has a diploma or certificate from a program that was a minimum of 600 hours in duration, including class time and practical experience, and
  • Has a set of skills in the reasonable opinion of the license equivalent to that of a PSW. Examples could include, Occupational or Physiotherapy assistant, kinesiology, and
  • Proof of graduation must be provided.

OR

  • Is enrolled in a program that is 600 hours in duration and meets standards established by the ministry of training, college or universities, national association of career colleges or Ontario community support association, and
  • Must work under the supervision of a PSW and/or Registered Nursing staff.

Qualifications

  • Current enrolment or future plans for enrolment of accredited Personal Support Worker program an asset.

Skills

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Some knowledge of techniques used in caring for the elderly.
  • It is advised and considered best practice to have annual training in choking procedure.

Position Type

Part Time and Casual

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