A Health Care Aide provides direct care, personal assistance and support to Clients who are ill, elderly and disabled. They assit Clients with medications, activities such as bathing, grooming, dressing and toiletting. They also help with feeding, exercise and provide loving companionship.
At Edmonton People in Need Shelter we pride ourselves in supporting our Health Care Aides to work to their full scope of practice. Health Care Aides’s at Edmonton People in Need Shelter are also trained in Non Violent Crisis Intervention, trauma informed care, mental health disorders and coinciding behaviors.
Our Health Care Aide’s are trained to provide basic wound care, ostomy care, and palliative care. Transition, WISH, DSL and DSL4D are all staffed with Health Care Aides around the clock. Our Health Care Aide’s are the backbone of our nursing department and continually provide excellent hands on, person centered care.
Directors of Care
Are responsible for leadership and supervision of all nursing staff. They are responsible and accountable for all nursing care received by our clients. They both directly report to the Executive Director.
Clinical Nurse Educator
s devoted to teaching the nursing team and all staff in the facility the skills and knowledge needed to provide the best possible care to the Clients.
A Registered Nurse is a nursing professional that directly cares for Clients, families, groups and communities to be healthy and well. A Registered Nurse will coordinate patient care as part of a team with physicians and other health providers.
A Registered nurse, coordinates nursing care based on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs to promote, maintain or restore health. They provide direct nursing care, develop and deliver health education programs as well as teach nursing theory and practice.
The Registered Nurses at Edmonton People in Need Shelter Society are an integral part of our management team.
Licensed Practical Nurses
Licensed Practical Nurses contribute to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of all Client care. They are the leaders of their units, leading their nursing teams to provide wholistic person centered care every day. Licensed Practical Nurses have the knowledge, skill, judgement and abilities to contribute to many types of patient care, including prevention, acute treatments and management, long term and palliative care.
As front-line nursing professionals, they provide a variety of nursing services within a defined scope of practice. Licensed Practical nurses take and record vital signs, collect various samples, dress wounds, monitor progress and report reactions to treatment, as well as educate patients, families, and their teams.
Licensed Practical Nurses advocate for Client needs and take appropriate action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those in their care. Edmonton People in Need Shelter Society promotes Client and family centered care by supporting the relationship between those groups and frontline staff. Licensed Practical Nurses work collaboratively with Clients, families and the health care team to provide high quality treatment to all of our Clients from Transition to end of life care.