Beach Grove Home is the largest provincial run long-term care facility in the province. There are 120 long-term care beds and three respite beds.
Beach Grove Home has three long-term care households. The Meadow household provides a safe environment for residents living with dementia. Sunset and Harbour households provide long term care service to a wide range of residents. The goal is to provide an environment where residents can have their best quality of life while living with health conditions that require a higher care service that is unable to be managed at home.
- Nursing Services
- Medical Services
- Podiatry Services (foot care)
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Services
- Environmental Services
- Social Work
About the staff
There are approximately 200 team members in a wide range of disciplines.
Staff titles include:
- Clinical Resource Nurse
- Nurse Practitioner
- Registered Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Resident Care Worker
- Social Worker
- Recreational Workers
- Occupational Therapist
- Occupational Therapist Assistant
- Rehab assistant
- Service Workers
- Maintenance Workers
- Store Keeper
Wages and benefits
Wages are competitive. Health care benefits, insurance, sick and vacation time are determined by collective agreements. There is also a great pension plan provided by the Public Sector Group.
“We have a need to hire on a consistent basis, in all areas of the team providing services to our residents” says Peter Howatt, Administrator Long Term Care Queens. “The most challenging positions to recruit vary depending on the availability of trained professionals, and may include Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Resident Care Workers, and Service Workers.”
Best way to get your foot in the door
“The best way to get your foot in the door is to reach out and connect with one of our team members.”
Two ways to apply for advertised competitions and the casual list:
Apply by submitting a hard copy application form, which is available at the PEI Public Service Commission or at Access PEI sites.
Apply on-line. This method of application is encouraged, especially when applying to a specific competition. Visit jobspei.ca
How to stand out during the hiring process
“Some qualities and abilities that may be helpful include caring nature, drive for positive change, and having an understanding of Person Centered Care philosophy.”
Terms of initial employment
The probationary period varies, depending on whether the job is casual, temporary, or permanent, and is defined by collective agreements.
In-house training provided
Mandatory education is provided by the employer. Other education-related information is shared with staff on a day to day basis. Funding may be available through various educational funding programs.”
Volunteer opportunities abound at Beach Grove Home and are seen as crucial in promoting the well-being of residents. The benefits of volunteering are very much mutual. Volunteers may gain valuable exposure and experience for their career aspirations.
Volunteers at Beach Grove Home enhance the programs offered through the Recreation Department. Some examples include assisting with the canteen, parties, socials, pastoral care, reading mail, plant care, individual visiting, visiting with pets, assisting residents to appointments at the hair salon, sharing talents such as music and art, and assisting residents with shopping.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Volunteer applications can be picked up from the Recreation Department or the reception desk or call the Recreation Department at 902-368- 6758.
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