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Medication Care Partner

Amica Senior Lifestyles

This is a Contract position in Victoria, BC posted January 24, 2023.

Job Description:

 

 

MEDICATION CARE PARTNER

Amica Douglas House

Casual / On Call

 

 

 

 

Amica Senior Lifestyles is setting a new standard for senior living in Canada by combining unparalleled premium hospitality and amenities with expert care and support to deliver a personalized senior living experience. Committed to enriching the lives of seniors now and as their needs change, Amica offers Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL) and Memory Care (MC) lifestyle options. Established in 1996, the company owns and operates over 30 residences in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, with plans to continue expansion in select markets.

 

Education:

  • High School Diploma and completion of an accredited Personal Support Worker program that meets legislative standards

License/Designation:

  • Medication Administration certification
  • First Aid and CPR certified

Experience:

  • Six hundred (600) hours of related experience, including both class time and practical experience, preferably with clinical experience in a geriatric setting

Knowledge:

  • Medication administration standards
  • Residents’ activities of daily living (ADL), such as hygiene, optimal functioning, well-being and feeding
  • Personal Support Worker routines and practices
  • Infection control guidelines
  • Lifting, transferring and positioning techniques
  • Rehabilitation and palliative approaches
  • Legislative regulations and policies related to retirement care
  • Changes in mobility of seniors and mechanical lifting devices
  • Applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers

Competencies, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute effectively as a team member
  • Ability to treat residents with dignity, respect and care
  • Strong command of the English language both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop rapport with residents and their families
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to follow resident support plan and carry out activities as directed
  • Ability to report resident needs through observation of their condition/behaviour
  • Ability to follow safety procedures to maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Ability to apply lifting, transferring and positioning techniques
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of resident information
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment to meet the needs of the residents, including weekend and holiday coverage, as required

Personal Suitability:

  • Demonstrates a strong desire to serve and care for seniors
  • Open, friendly and responsive
  • Able to apply tact, discretion and sound judgement
  • Trustworthy, empathetic, reliable, punctual and adaptable
  • Meets the physical demands of the job
  • Shows initiative and commitment to excellence
  • Resident service oriented
  • Attend regularly scheduled shifts.

Desirable Qualifications:

Courses in gerontology, aging or dementia are an asset

 

 

At Amica Senior Lifestyles we are passionate about working together in a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters innovation and turns ideas into action. We remain committed to creating workplaces that reflect the communities in which we operate.  We are actively seeking applicants from all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, Black, Indigenous, racialized people, and persons with disabilities and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions.

 

Amica Senior Lifestyles recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents,  team members and visitors from COVID-19. Effective October 2021, a condition of employment  is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

 

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

 

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