Continuing Care Assistant

Continuing care assistants work with the nursing and hospital staff to provide basic care. They are patient’s go-to person for care or comforting. They provide a presence the patient can count on when their family is not there.

Employment outlook

Excellent
Employment opportunities are excellent in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

High School Diploma (Academic)

Interview

Police Record Check

Criminal Record Check

Vaccinations current

Ability to use basic computer tools

High School Diploma (Academic)

Interview

Police Record Check

High School Diploma (Academic)

Police Record Check

Vaccinations current

High School Diploma (Academic)

Police Record Check

Criminal Record Check

Daily tasks

  • Manage the patient at the time of their admission and while in the facility
  • Monitor the patient’s health status, such as blood pressure, pulse, breathing, etc.
  • Meet with patients regularly to work with them
  • Use, supervise and maintain various medical equipment.
  • Fill in patients’ medical charts and progress made
  • Ensure patient safety at all times

Required skills

  • Be able to react quickly and effectively in an emergency
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$17,90 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $37 232

Min hourly rate: $15,91 / h ($33 093)

Max hourly rate: $28,50 / h ($59 280)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic
  • Private houses
  • Self-employed

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

  • Nova-Scotia Community College - NSCC
  • Universite Sainte-Anne

Type of diploma obtained

College diploma

Years of study: 1

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