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Clinical Assistant - Specialized Mental Health – Inpatient Geriatrics (Freeport)

Clinical Assistant - Specialized Mental Health – Inpatient Geriatrics (Freeport)

Job ID 
2017-1167
Job Location 
CA-ON-Kitchener
Job Type 
Part time
Program 
Mental Health & Addictions
Career Level 
Experienced
Years of Experience 
..
Posted Date 
6/19/2017

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Job Description

11.25 Hour Shifts- Days/Evenings

 

Specialized Mental Health – Inpatient Geriatrics has exciting opportunities for Clinical Assistants interested in starting or developing a career in MENTAL HEALTH. Full paid orientation is provided & educational support is available. Guided by recovery principles, the Clinical Assistant promotes healing and instills hope while demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.

 

The duties will include Clinical Support, such as assisting patients with basic personal care needs, transporting patients by wheel chair and stretcher, escorting patients into exam rooms or other diagnostic tests, stocking exam and treatment rooms, taking the patient’s height and weight and documenting the care given accordingly. Contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

 

Qualifications:

• Successful completion of an approved Health Care Aide Program
• CPR certificate at the Heart Saver Level
• Previous experience in assisting patients with basic personal care needed
• Ability to empathize with patients and family members
• Minimum of two years of related experience in a health care setting
• Previous experience with Mental Health Clients preferred
• Responsible, energetic individual with above average ability to prioritize and organize in a busy environment
• Demonstrated ability to follow through with requests
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment
• Capable of working independently and able to take direction
• Knowledge of principles of medical asepsis and universal precautions
• Demonstrated positive relationships with other health care professionals and able to contribute to the development of an environment conducive to excellent patient care
• Willing to work flexible hours
• Good attendance record