Community Health Worker (5537025)

  • Northern Health
  • Burns Lake, BC, Canada
  • Aug 30, 2022
Part time Healthcare aide

Job Description

Are you passionate about helping others? Do you want a career with an organization that is one of the best places to work in British Columbia? Helping people stay in the home they love is Northern Health’s commitment; make it yours as well.

In accordance with the established vision, values, and strategic direction of the organization, the Community Health Worker II, as part of an interprofesional health care team, and under the direction of the Team Lead or designated clinical leader, provides home support services to clients in accordance with a pre-established care plan. Assists with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, oral hygiene, planning and preparing meals while promoting maximum independence. Performs delegated tasks for which delegation of tasks training has been completed. A key component of this job is to ensure the well-being of individuals and families and to promote independent living while in the community.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work:: Evenings, Nights - 15:00 to 23:00, 23:00 to 07:00, rotating

Lakes District Hospital is a 12 acute bed hospital that offers emergency services, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, pharmacy. There is one labour/delivery/recovery suite and 1 palliative care room. There are provision for public health, mental health and addictions, and home and community care service, as well as local physician and emergency services.

Burns Lake has a population of 1,779 (2021) local residents and serves the surrounding areas of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako estimating a population of 7,000. Wilderness and some of BC’s largest freshwater lakes where sport fishing is a popular activity for both locals and tourists surround Burns Lake. Check out Burns Lake for more information on this family friendly community.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
  • Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
  • Three weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
  • Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
  • Employee referral program
  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government
  • Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
 
Qualifications
  • Graduation from a recognized Home Support Attendant/ Resident Care Aid Program
  • Registration with the BC Care Aid & Community Health Worker Registry.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License.
  • Certificates in CPR, First Aid and Food Safe.
  • Use of personal vehicle.
  • Or equivalent combination of current education, training and experience.
Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.