Health Care Aide Needed - Christenson Communities

JOB POSTING: Christenson Communities is looking to hire a casual Health Care Aide to join their friendly, caring and professional senior care facility. Due to COVID-19 you would be working at ONE site only.

Christenson Communities has retirement living facilities in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Red Deer, Lacombe and Rocky Mountain House. Many of these Communities are integrated into Christenson's innovative "Urban Village" concept. These sustainable communities are planned with the future in mind, and offer active adults a choice of housing styles in a centrally located village with shopping, transit, and professional services situated around public parks and linear walkways.

Christenson Communities is an equal opportunity employer and make it a priority to foster inclusive work environments welcomed to diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Position Responsibilities

- Mental Health and Dementia Experience needed

- Working under the supervision of a health professional, must provide basic health services for residents who have medical conditions or major functional limitations - physical and emotional support to encourage independence

- Candidate must provide blood glucose testing and medication assistance 

- Performs within the legislative and regulatory standards set out in the applicable Provincial and Municipal Acts. Performs the responsibilities of the position consistent with Operational Policies

- Participates in all aspects of personal resident care to ensure the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of each resident / family are met

- Utilizes therapeutic communication by establishing a working relationship with resident / families and co-workers for the purpose of meeting the resident needs; ensuring respect, dignity and individuality of each resident and staff member

- Responsible for adhering to and seeking guidance on the principles of safe medication assistance. (Medication assistance is a service provided to clients to ensure medication is taken as intended by the prescriber when the client is unable to independently take their own medications safely)

- Participates with other team members in formulating, delivering and reporting daily resident care needs and personal preferences by: (1) Attending and gathering data, (2) seeking direction from staff, (3) observing residents for any changes and reporting immediately to supervisor, (4) assessing behaviors and activities of daily living (and reporting in oral and / or written form at designated times), and (5) reporting unusual events promptly and directly to supervisor

- Delivers effective and efficient care under the direction of the supervisor to promote resident / family choice and acknowledges the resident strengths, limitations, as well as their need for safety - and the safety of other resident/family and staff

- Maintain resident-focused care approach to meet resident needs and demonstrates initiative to: (1) Assist with serving meals, feeding and providing nourishment supplements, (2) responds to any resident regarding call bells, telephone ringing, and assisting any employee in need of help, (3) assist residents with bathing, grooming, dressing and other personal hygiene activities, (4) under the direction of the supervisor, applies treatment creams to residents, (5) assist residents with therapeutic activities, (6) may be asked to perform restricted activities that fall within HCA competencies under the assignment and supervision of a regulated healthcare professional

- Ensures daily, the neatness of residents’ rooms, furniture, clothes closets, mobility devices, tub/washrooms, utility rooms, and kitchen / serveries

- Participates in multidisciplinary committee work as required: Care conferences, Unit meetings, general staff meetings and HCA meetings

- Participates in continuing education to ensure skills and abilities are maintained and enhanced

- Participates in continuous quality improvement of the care unit and associated care services by: (1) Ongoing collection and documentation of data; (2) using supplies in a cost efficient manner as per product guidelines; (3) offering suggestions regarding resource allocation; (4) participating in continuing education to ensure skills and abilities are maintained and enhanced

- Creates a facility environment that protects confidentiality of residents, staff and activities of the community

- Protects own health and health of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately and attending all relevant in-services regarding occupational health and safety.

- Follow all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

·         Health Care Aide certificate (or equivalent) from an accredited institution

·         CPR/BCLS for healthcare provider required

·         Clear police information check within 6 months

·         Demonstrated skills in communication, teamwork, organizational and customer service

·         High attention to detail and thoroughness

·         Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to person-centered care

·         Ability to problem solve through critical thinking and self-education

·         Enthusiastic attitude and energy to provide excellent care and service on behalf of the company

·         Awareness of accident and injury prevention, hazard identification and control; adherence to safe work practices and procedures is essential in this position

·         Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to person-centered care

Other Occupational Requirements

·         Physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of the position (may be required to lift, move, push, or pull objects weighing up to 75 pounds)

·         Ability to work on his/her feet for a complete shift while constantly bending, stretching, walking, lifting or moving things


This job description indicates representative responsibilities and specifications of the position only and should not be considered to necessarily represent all responsibilities and specifications of the position. The incumbent may perform other duties as assigned, which are not specified in this description. A review and update of this job description will take place at the yearly performance review.

CONTACT: To apply, please email your resume to [email protected]