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Transitional Care Assistant

Canadian Red Cross

Full-Time • Cochrane Region

Title : Transitional Care Assistant

Employee Working Location : In- Person (Cochrane, ON)

Employment Status : Temporary Full-Time (12 Months)

Salary Band : $35,723 - $44,654 / year

       

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – an inspirational not for profit organization, helps people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supports them in strengthening their resilience. As a Canada’s Best Employers 2024, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment.

       

In this role, you will :

  • Facilitate/arrange the client’s transportation home utilizing local transportation services and/or transports clients home by driving agency vehicle when needed.
  • Support clients in the comprehension and implementation of hospital discharge instructions and creates an individualized plan of care.
  • Complete/arrange errands to meet client’s physical needs to support their recovery at home (nutrition, medication, medical supplies, equipment, etc.) as required, in accordance with established service plan.
  • Plan, arrange, procure, or perform home management duties (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.), in accordance with established service plan and in advance of discharge when identified.
  • Facilitate client and caregiver engagement., i.e., providing applicable information on client related issues surrounding transitions from hospital to home.
  • Communicate recommendations and supports clients, care givers and those in the circle of care to address and repair safety concerns.
  • Provide companionship in cases where seniors suffer from social isolation.
  • Complete risk analysis of home and evaluate client’s risk of Falls using standardized Risk Assessment tool. Recommend corrective action to clients and care givers to remediate risks identified
  • Support clients post-discharge to remove barriers and reduce risk in accessing resources (pharmacy blister packs, assistive devices, referrals, etc.) and for follow up discharge-related appointments.
  • Communicate orally and documents according to standards of documentation electronically concerns, observations and/or needs of clients in appropriate database and to the Program Coordinator or designate
  • Follow up calls or visits with client and relevant stakeholders.

       

What we are looking for :

  • Minimum requirement of completion of two years post-secondary education with a concentration in social services, gerontology, therapy assistance or a related field, and a minimum of three years job-related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.
  • Previous knowledge of medical and technical terminology is an asset. Successful candidates without working knowledge of medical and technical terminology will are expected to develop a working knowledge of medical and technical terminology in the role.
  • Excellent computer skills: Familiarity in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of CIMS and other databases is considered an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

             

Working Conditions:

  • Duties are principally conducted at the in the residencies of the clients.
  • The work can require irregular hours, including weekends and holidays without notice.
  • A good range of motion is required to assist clients with an arm-assist or pushing a wheelchair.
  • This position requires a valid provincial driver’s license as well as access to a reliable vehicle, and First Aid certification (training provided).
  • Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada:   At this time , we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to  our   FAQ  for more information.
  • If you are selected for this role, you will  be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation.
Job Category:
Other (Non-profit)

Job Expires: 2024-07-31

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