Health and Wellness Job Postings

Current jobs available in the health and wellness sector are listed below.

Note Lakeland College is not responsible for verifying all information provided by employers. The onus is on a student to check out each opportunity thoroughly before agreeing to the work or signing contracts of employment. 

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LPN (Casual) - Deadline - until suitable candidates found
Casual - LPN

Company:Thorpe Recovery Centre
Application Deadline:
(Students from the Licensed Practical Nurse program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Blackfoot, AB
Position Type:Casual

Contact Information:
Name:Lori Neufeld
Address:21060 Tranquility Way P.O. Box 291, Blackfoot, Alberta T0B 0L0
Ph:1-877-875-8890
Fax:1-780-875-2161
Email:hr@thorperecoverycentre.org

Job Description:

Company Information

Since 1975, the Thorpe Recovery Centre has helped individuals and families beat painful addictions and discover happier, more fulfilling lives. The Thorpe Recovery Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing client-centered and community based addiction services. Thorpe Recovery Centre offers a medically supported detox, transition programming, a 45-90 day residential program and a four day family program so that loved ones can better understand and cope with addiction.

Nature and Scope
Provide competent, holistic care to clients undergoing treatment and recovery. This position facilitates treatment by maintaining the medical health of clients through assessment, consultation, and administration of controlled, prescribed, and OTC medications.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Medication
  • Obtain medication history on admission and reconcile medications.
  • Ensure controlled medications are counted, stored and ordered from pharmacy prn
  • Follow standing orders as per facility protocol
  • Reporting and tracking medication issues.
  • Ensuring medication inventory is being conducted to policy

Admissions/Transfers/Discharges
  • Obtain and review all medications, perform medication reconciliation
  • Store all client medications appropriately

ECS Drug Screens and Medicals
  • Complete drug screenings

Client Care
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Provide education to clients regarding health and other medical issues
  • Book doctor appointments when appropriate, transfer paperwork to the appropriate doctor, and ensure there are follow-up appointments
  • Communicate medical information to counsellors by email or in person
  • Provide referrals as necessary
  • Work closely with the Nurse Practitioner regarding concerns brought up by the client
  • Document client case notes, special permissions, etc.

Other Duties
  • Ensure that cupboard is stocked with medication cups, first aid, over-the-counter medications
  • Know the whereabouts of residence and clients and ensure that they follow agency guidelines
  • Provide active listening and validation to clients
  • Engaging clients in the application of the recreational aspect of recovery
  • Other assigned duties from time to time

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Practical Nurse Diploma from a recognized post-secondary practical nurse program
  • Permanent, valid practice permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
  • Must be willing to work full scope of practice (including IM/SC)
  • Experience in an addiction centre preferred
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills
  • Team player/able to work independently when needed
  • IV course required or willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire

Job Qualifications:
Registration with CLPNA

Hours:Casual Shifts
Job Start Date:a.s.a.p.

Application Requirements: Resume and References
How to Apply: Email, Fax or Online

Health Care Assistant - Deadline - Mar 30/18 or until suitable applicants found
Health Care Assistant
AdvoCare Health Services - Nelson, BC
 
AdvoCare Health Services is currently hiring for a number of permanent Full Time and Part Time Care Aide positions, at our complex care facility in Nelson BC. We offer competitive wages and healthcare benefits (minimum hours required). We are offering a Relocation bonus of $1,000.00 and a Referral bonus of $1,000.00. Also, an Education Bonus of $500.00/month to a max. of 6 month (up to $3,000.00) for those who graduated from a Care Aide course after January 2018 (conditions will apply for all bonuses). Application for bonuses are open until February 28, 2018 or until all lines are filled. We are looking for motivated and reliable professionals to join our healthcare team! All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada, with a valid SIN. Temporary Foreign Workers must have a valid work or study permit. Assistance with finding accommodations available as requested.
 
Key Duties:
•Completes tasks outlined in care plan, residents’ days or, in Assisted Living environment, personal service plans,
•Completes tasks as per shift specific routines/checklists, including tasks which may be delegated by a nurse,
•Reports and documents according to company and contract partner procedures,
•May participate in care conferences,
•May participate in Health & Safety or related committees,
•Supports infection control practices,
•Works collaboratively with recreation staff in supporting resident and home leisure or recreation activities,
•Supports dining experience which includes porting, serving and clearing of meals,
•Assists residents or clients in maintaining a tidy and hygienic environment while encouraging utilization of residual skills where feasible,
•Assists with new resident admissions including documenting on the resident day, labeling clothing and orientation to routines,
•Operate equipment as per operating instructions,
•May include bathing of own residents or, serving as primary spa staff and,
•Answers phone and relays messages in polite, effective manner but defers clinical issues to nurse or manager.
•Contributes to RAI processes
 
Minimum Job Requirements
•Clear Criminal Record Check,
•BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registration Number
•WHMIS, Food Safe and other conditions of hire as reflected in the hiring process,
•Fitness required to complete the duties associated with this job description,
•Vaccinations, TB test and/or x-ray as required by licensing,
 
Education
•Completion of a Health Care Aide course or equivalent. At AdvoCare, equivalent is considered to reflect those applicants who are non-practicing RNs or LPNs who provide evidence of previous certification and is registered, display competencies as required to complete duties outlined in this job description or, is a student nurse whose instructor confirms has work readiness skills for this discipline.
•All above registered with the BC Care Aide Registry
Salary: $18.11 per hour to start - $19.34 after 1950 hours
 
Please respond with Resume to:
or call 1-250-352-0055 or 1-250-352-2600 EXT 118

Community Living Support Worker - Deadline - Feb 28/18 or until suitable candidate found
Community Living Support Worker (Chilliwack, BC)
 
Are you looking for challenging and rewarding employment? The Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL) is a unionized employer, employing over 300 people in the Fraser Valley. CSCL values caring and dedicated employees; if this describes you, we welcome your application.
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
The primary function of this position is to provide meaningful, personalized support for individuals in their home and community.
 
Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will have relevant post-secondary education and/or experience in supporting individuals with varying degrees of developmental and physical disabilities. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of current issues and practices, human values in delivery of service, and a strong ability to plan and work independently while actively involving individuals in this process. A positive and pleasant work attitude, effective communication skills and the ability to relate positively to the public are essential.
Must possess or be willing & able to obtain a valid BC Class 4 Driver’s License, First Aid/CPR Certification, Caring About Food Safety, and be able to meet all other CSCL employment criteria (i.e. Criminal Record Check clearance, Doctor’s Certificate of Good Health, etc.).
 
Shifts/Schedule:
On Call - Casual; Must be available for shifts including days, evenings and weekends. Casual hours are available with the possibility of leading to part-time or full-time positions.
 
Compensation:
As Per Collective Agreement ($17.47)
 
How to Apply:
All interested applicants must submit:
-E-mail Application to human.resources@cscl.org
-Find our application on our website: http://cscl.org/careers/
 
(Priority is given to candidates that submit a completed CSCL Employment Application. A completed CSCL Employment Application must be received before an interview is scheduled. Resumes alone will not be considered.)


Mental Health Support Worker - Deadline - Feb 28/18 or until suitable candidates found
Mental Health Support Worker (Chilliwack, BC)
 
Are you looking for challenging and rewarding employment? The Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL) is a unionized employer, employing over 300 people in the Fraser Valley. CSCL values caring and dedicated employees; if this describes you, we welcome your application.
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
The primary function of this position is to provide meaningful, personalized support for individuals in their home and community.
 
Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will have relevant post-secondary education and/or outreach experience. Candidates should also have experience in supporting individuals with varying degrees of developmental and physical disabilities, mental health issues and who may present high-risk and aggressive behaviours. Applicants must be willing to work shifts including day, evening and nights.
 
Must possess a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License, First Aid/CPR Certification, Caring About Food Safety, and be able to meet all other CSCL employment criteria (i.e. Criminal Record Check clearance, Doctor’s Certificate of Good Health, etc.).
 
Shifts/Schedule:
On Call - Casual; Must be available for shifts including days, evenings and weekends. Casual hours are available with the possibility of leading to part-time or full-time positions.
 
Compensation:
As per our Collective Agreement ($17.47)
 
How to Apply:
All interested applicants must submit:
-E-mail Application to human.resources@cscl.org
-Find our application on our website: http://cscl.org/careers/
 
(Priority is given to candidates that submit a completed CSCL Employment Application. A completed CSCL Employment Application must be received before an interview is scheduled. Resumes alone will not be considered.)


Community Assistant - Deadline - Apr 15/18
L'Arche
People with differing abilities transforming lives . . . Transforming Society
L'Arche:
We welcome Assistants to live, work, and learn together with men and women with intellectual disabilities in our communities. Founded by Jean Vanier in 1964, L'Arche strives to shape a more human and just society.
 
"Community Assistant" Role Description:
"Assistants" support core members (men and women with intellectual disabilities) in their daily life. We cook and eat dinner together, get together with friends, participate in activities in our neighbourhoods, go on vacation together, and celebrate often.
 
Through friendship and relationships with Core Members, Assistants gain valuable life skills and opportunities for personal growth and leadership.
 
More than a job, we offer an exceptional and life changing adventure in friendship and self-discovery.
 
Opportunities: 
- Each year L'Arche hires 200 new Assistants to live and work in 29 communities across Canada
- All new Assistants participate in the L'Arche Leadership Development Program
- Many Assistants choose to stay at L'Arche for one or two years. There are also opportunities for longer term roles in leadership across the country
- There are opportunities to transfer to one of 146 L'Arche communities around the world
- Compensation and Benefits are provided. Assistant roles are Full-Time.
 
Requirements:
- We hire people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.
- We are looking for people with an open attitude, a desire to grow, and who want to make a difference
- Opportunities available in either English or French 
- Training is provided through the L'Arche Leadership Development Program

How to Apply:
Online Application System: www.larche-work.ca
Please submit CV or Resume with online application.
 
Application deadline is April 15, 2018
 
Start Date:
L'Arche hires year round. We are currently seeking Summer term applicants who can begin in May. Please specify on the application form if you are applying for a summer position.










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University Transfer, Class of 2017.

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