Amica Mature Lifestyles

  • Medication Care Partner

    Job Locations CA-ON-Stoney Creek
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 12:54 AM)
    System ID
    2019-4415
    Number of Positions
    1
    Job Category
    Nursing
    Job Status
    Part time: regularly scheduled shifts of 24 hours or less per week
  • Job Description

     

     

     

    MEDICATION CARE PARTNER

    Amica Stoney Creek

    Part Time

     

     

     

    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

     

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