Nursing Assistant

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Nursing Assistant is responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of residents by providing care and counselling within the purview of his professional practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes a helping relationship with residents, reassures and listens to them;
  • Ensures the well-being of residents according to the establishment’s standards;
  • Follows up on residents’ medical files and prescriptions at the request of the doctor, or the pharmacist;
  • Coordinates the routing of medical reports;
  • Manages the appointments of residents with the residence’s doctor;
  • Visits residents as needed;
  • Performs interventions such as checking vital signs, giving injections and applying aseptic techniques, including dressing;
  • Encourages residents to proactively take charge of their health;
  • Monitors the residents’ state of health and directs them to specialists for consultation;
  • Ensures communication and follow-up among coworkers for any events of a medical nature in the logbook;
  • Ensures that residents who are ill or unable to get around have a meal, follows up with food service and charges applicable fees;
  • Assists the director in the intervention plan when a resident shows signs of autonomy loss;
  • In cases of autonomy loss, helps to evaluate the resident’s care needs with various stakeholders and suggests a meeting with a specialist;
  • Notes any behaviours or events that may jeopardize the safety of residents experiencing autonomy loss in their file;
  • Liaises, if necessary, with the family and/or health institutions;
  • Trains staff to deal with medical emergencies;
  • Performs administrative follow-up on employee CPR and PDSB certifications;
  • Answers call-bells and all emergency situations, intervenes;
  • Meets with new residents as needed to inform them of available health services;
  • Organizes specialist visits and health information sessions for residents;
  • Keeps “resident cards” in the emergency binder up to date;
  • Keeps a list of emergency arrivals and departures or residents;
  • Ensures all emergency equipment and devices are working properly;
  • Manages the inventory of medical equipment and places orders as needed;
  • Acts as a resource person in the event of workplace accidents;
  • Performs other related tasks.

 

Residence - Clients experiencing autonomy loss

  • Distributes medication to residents;
  • Provides partial or complete personal hygiene care for residents;
  • Supervises resident attendants.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Interest in helping relationships and the elderly;
  • Good judgment;
  • Discipline, strong team spirit;
  • Great interpersonal skills;
  • Dynamism, autonomy, initiative;
  • Discretion, professionalism, empathy;
  • Ability to listen and communicate;
  • Ability to create a professional distance;
  • Courtesy;

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma of vocational studies (DEP) in Health, Assistance and Nursing;
  • Member of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec;
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience as a nursing assistant;
  • Experience working or volunteering with seniors;
  • CPR and PDSB (asset);
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel software.

NOTES:

We thank all candidates who will apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.