Staff Directory

Continuing Care Worker

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Type of employment: 
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$60,567 per annum for 40 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
03 March 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Under the direction of the Nurse Manager and in keeping with the philosophy of client-centred care while demonstrating respect for the traditional and individual values of residents and the community being served, the Continuing Care Worker assists residents with activities of daily living including eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, mobilization and recreation.  The Continuing Care Worker provides interpreter and translator services to facilitate dialogue between residents and professional staff. The Continuing Care Worker also performs delegated nursing procedures and therapeutic regimes to enable the resident to have an optimal quality of life.

This position enables residents to experience and optimal quality of life during their stay at the facility as well as providing care to the residents as identified on the residents’ plan of care. This position will enable residents requiring continuing care to access these services within their home territory. This position requires shift work, including weekends and statutory holidays, as the facility operates on a 24/7 basis year round.

Qualifications for this position include the completion of Grade 8 or higher and/or completion of the Continuing Care Worker Program or equivalent. Basic knowledge of medical terminology and disease/conditions affecting this resident popiulation, knowledge of needs and care for adults, elders, with physical, mental and/or congnitive challenges as well as basic computer skills – MS Office applications are required. The incumbent should also possess a current CPR and First Aid certification and have the ability to communicate both written and orally in Inuktitut and English. Lastly, the incumbent should be will organized and able to effecively cope with broad range of situations in a timely nammer while promoting a caring approach and a home like environment.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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