COV00036988 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Reporting to the Unit Manager, and under the direction and supervision of the Charge nurse, the Psychiatric Aide/Health Care Aide carries out the care plan to facilitate a stable, trustworthy, and caring environment for clients with mental health disorders. All activities carried out by the Psychiatric Aide/Health Care Aide are consistent with Covenant Health's mission, values, policies and procedures. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, The Psychiatric Aide/Health Care Aide provides safe, Patient Centered Care. Recent patient care experience in a geriatric psychiatry or mental health setting. Please note: Number of hours per shift and shifts per cycle is for information purposes only.


Description: The Health Care Aide (HCA) provides basic nursing care to patients/residents as directed, assists with activities of daily living, and performs other activities necessary to meet the personal needs of patients/residents. The HCA maintains and promotes patient/resident safety, comfort, privacy, dignity and independence, and performs duties to maintain an aesthetic environment. The HCA is responsible for the provision of care in accordance with established standards, and the Mission, Vision, Values, policies and procedures of Covenant Health. This position is covered by the terms and conditions of the AUPE Auxiliary Nursing Collective Agreement.

  • Classification: Health Care Aide
  • Union: COV AUPE AUX
  • Unit and Program: 3A, Villa Caritas
  • Primary Location: Villa Caritas
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.40
  • Posting End Date: 05-JUN-2023
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 22-JUN-2023
  • Temporary End Date: 31-DEC-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 5
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $20.78
  • Maximum Salary: $25.26
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: Active status on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory. Students currently enrolled in an approved Alberta nursing program who have successfully completed: 1) a continuing care or medicine unit placement, and 2) either Year 1 of a practical nursing program; or Year 2 of a baccalaureate nursing or psychiatric nursing program, and 3) knowledge and experience with medication assistance; will be considered. Candidates who are In Progress on the Directory may be considered. Candidates will be required to provide proof of Active enrolment on the Directory. Physically able to assist with all aspects of patient/resident care and transport, e.g. walking, standing, bending and lifting. Must be able to understand written and verbal directions in English.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (Level C) required. Completion of grade 10 or equivalent preferred. Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently. Ability to work independently and function as a team member. Ability to be self-directed, have good organizational and time management skills. Must be able to work in a fast-paced and, at times, highly stressful environment. N95 mask FIT testing is required. Recent patient care experience in a geriatric psychiatry or mental health setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Recent patient care experience in a Geriatric Psychiatry or mental health setting preferred. Successful completion of a recognized mental health certificate program, or have successfully completed one full time year (2022.75 hours) of working with psychiatry or dementia patients/residents within an acute care or continuing care setting. Ability to maintain own educational requirements with the assistance of the education department and manager.

Hiring Requirements

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search (as applicable based on position). Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions with Covenant Health.

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