Mental Health Care Aide

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date February 13, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $24.83 - Per Hour
Location Williams Lake, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Mental Health Care Aide

Competition #: 01357647
Employee Type: RELIEF FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit: HEU
Facility: CARIBOO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Department: WIM MH STEP UP/DOWN STAB
Reports To: MANAGER
Hourly Wage: $24.83
Close Date: FEBRUARY 25, 2020*
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Position Summary
Interior Health is hiring a relief full time Mental Health Care Aide to join the team at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital with the Gateway Program in Williams Lake, BC. We are seeking applicants with experience/knowledge working with MHSU and who are available for short call.

Gateway is a 5-bed inpatient substance use crisis program that offers short stay for people in emotional or psychiatric distress and/or are in need of sub-acute withdrawal management. Located on the 3rd floor of Cariboo Memorial Hospital, this program provides a level of service mid-way between out-patient therapy and in-patient hospitalization and works towards facilitating a swift return to community living arrangements.

The Mental Health Care Aide works under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse and in cooperation with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the delivery of client care. Following established care plans provides personal care; bathes, grooms, dresses, assists with meals and oral hygiene and provides assistance in the delivery of nursing care; vital signs, documents on patient’s chart and responds to call bells/alarms.

This position also observes and monitors clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reports significant observations, assists with the provision of activation and socialization services for mental health patients and utilizes established lifting /safety techniques and uses appropriate equipment to assist patients with positioning, activation and transportation. The Mental Health Care Aide understands the importance of and maintains a clean and safe environment for clients and staff. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Shifts of work are days, evenings and nights 08:30 to 20:30 and 20:30 to 08:30.

Apply today to join a great team!

Qualifications
• Graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

• BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker registry (please include your number)

**Experience/knowledge working with MHSU clients is an asset.

• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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