About the Organization:
Covenant Care is a non-profit partner in Alberta’s integrated health system serving seniors of all faiths and backgrounds. We are committed to innovative approaches to support seniors in a caring community where they can thrive.
Covenant Care’s communities are Holy Cross Manor, St. Marguerite Manor, and St. Teresa Place in Calgary, Villa Marie in Red Deer, Saint Thomas Health centre in Edmonton, Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert, and Chateau Vitaline in Beaumont.
Covenant Care welcomes all those who serve those most in need.
We are called to continue the healing ministry of Jesus by serving with compassion, upholding the sacredness of life in all stages, and caring for the whole person- body, mind and soul. The position of LPN will commit to incorporate our mission, vision, and our values, which are Compassion, Collaboration, Respect, Social Justice, Integrity and Stewardship, and uphold our ethical traditions as foundational aspects in all actions and decision-making.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for managing the day-to-day delivery of care to residents by motivating and empowering the team. The LPN works cohesively with members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure the nursing process (Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) is individualized and ongoing, such that changing needs of residents are addressed and met. This is a leadership role requiring skills as a resident advocate, facilitator, change agent, educator and manager of resources.
This position requires strong critical thinking skills to ensure care plans are individualized to meet residents specific care needs and are they are being reassessed for ongoing updates as necessary. The ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of all resident, family and staff information is essential to delivering care.
The position requires the ability to communicate in all forms (reading, writing, clear verbal articulation and active listening) to implement recommendations and develop plans and procedures in accordance with Covenant Care’s protocol and also with applicable legislation. Information shared is highly technical and requires mathematical skills as well as the ability to read and analyze reports and data.
This position requires interpersonal skills with an ability to deal effectively with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner. The ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing so others can easily interpret and understand fully is essential. Computer skills are also an important asset.
Educational / Professional Requirements for Position:
- Completion of a recognized Licensed Practical Nurses program required
- Currently registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the CLPNA
- BLS (Level C) Health Care Provider certification required
- 1 year of experience in an Assisted Living/Continuing Care facility preferred
Reporting to the Resident Care Supervisor, through the promotion of resident choice and independence, the Activity Assistant fosters and maintains effective interactions and relationships with peers, supervisors, managers, residents, families, physicians, voulnteers and community resource providers. The successful incumbent will plan, implement and deliver goal oriented programs and services designed to assist residents in achieving optimal levels of functioning in leisure experience and programming of their choice. An appreciation and understanding of volunteerism is essential in this role.
As a member of the care team, the Activity Assistant will act as an ambassador and role model in accordance with Covenant Care’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
- Minimum Grade 12 required
- Current Recreation Therapy Assistant Certificate required; empasis on gerontolgy perferred
- Minimum one (1) year in an assisted living/continuing care environment perferred
- Standard First Aid & CPR training required
- Current Food Safe certificate required
- Previous experience providing recreation therapy to geriatric and physically challenged populations
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