Prince Edward Home (PEH) is a 120-bed combined long-term care home. Two respite beds are available.
There are 10 households, each with 12 residents. Every household has a kitchen, dining room, sunroom, and living room. Each resident has a private bedroom and washroom. Services encompass the following areas of specialty:
- An ‘under 65’ population care service is provided for younger individuals with various levels of physical and cognitive disabilities requiring care for needs that cannot be met in the community.
- Care service for residents living with dementia in a safe environment.
- Specialized care households that provide service to a wide range of health conditions. This area has a higher staffing complement to ensure the team is well aligned to deliver care service to all complexities of long-term care residents.
Services focus on an individual care model that puts the residents in the center of the care circle. “We focus on providing high-quality care service in an environment that sets our team up for a successful and rewarding career,” says Peter Howatt, Administrator Long Term Care Queens.
Services provided at Prince Edward Home
- Nursing Services
- Medical Services
- Dental Care
- Foot Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Services
- Social Work
About the staff
There are 250 staff members working at PEH, and they have a wide range of backgrounds.
- Clinical Resource Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Maintenance Worker
- Medical Director
- Nurse Practitioner
- Occupational Therapist
- Occupational Therapist Assistant
- Rehab Assistant
- Recreational Workers
- Registered Nurse
- Resident Care Worker
- Service Worker
- Social Worker
- Store Keeper
- Volunteer Coordinator
Wages and benefits
Wages are competitive. Healthcare 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 constant basis, for all members of the team providing services to our residents,” says Peter. “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
Applicants should be prepared for the interview process, be knowledgeable, and participate in continuous learning activities. “The ability to speak French would be beneficial to improve communication with our French speaking residents.”
Terms of initial employment
Probation varies, depending on if the position is casual, temporary, or permanent. Employees have a probationary period defined by collective agreements.
In-house training provided
Mandatory education is provided by the employer. “Other education-related information is shared with staff. Funding may be available through various educational funding programs.”
Volunteers play an important role in enhancing the quality of life of the residents. Volunteering can lead to an interest in pursuing a healthcare career.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
about the Prince Edward Home, visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/prince-edward-home
For information about volunteering, contact the Recreation Department at 902-368-5792.
For employment opportunities in long-term care facilities, visit jobspei.ca
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