Colville Manor is a 52-bed long-term care facility. It has one respite bed.
There are four households within Colville Manor, each with 13 residents. Every household has a kitchen, dining room, living room, fireplace, and sunroom. Each resident has their own private bedroom and washroom.
Services provided at Colville Manor
- Nursing Services
- Medical Services
- Dental Care
- Podiatry Services (foot care)
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Services
About the staff
About 100 employees work at Colville Manor. Staff titles include:
- Registered Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Resident Care Worker
- Clerk Maintenance
- Occupational Therapy
- Service Worker
Staff education/training required
“Staff education depends on the position,” says Shelley Connick, Administrator. “Some positions require grade 12, while some require college or a university education. Bilingual staff would be beneficial due to the needs of a growing Francophone community.”
“Our hiring needs are on-going. We have an increased need during the summer months when staff may be on vacation,” says Shelley. “The most challenging positions to recruit vary depending on the availability of trained professionals, and may include Registered Nurses, Resident Care Workers, and Service Workers.”
Wages and benefits
Wages, health care benefits, insurance, sick and vacation time are determined by collective agreements.
Best way to get your foot in the door
“The best way to get your foot in the door is to volunteer and/or work casual,” says Shelley.
Two methods 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 at www.gov.pe.ca/psc or at Access PEI sites.
- Apply on-line. This method of application is encouraged, especially when applying to a specific competition. Visit www.gov.pe.ca/jobs
How to stand out during the hiring process
“Be prepared for an interview, visit the worksite, and speak to a person who works in the department you are applying for,” says Shelley. “We would be willing to have job seekers visit the home by appointment.”
Terms of initial employment
The terms of probation vary, based on being hired on a casual, temporary or permanent basis. Permanent employees have a probationary period defined by collective agreements.
When working for Colville Manor, what are the keys to successful employment?
“Successful employment involves being prepared and asking questions for learning,” says Shelley.
“Healthcare requires clear communication, listening to others to help understand their perspective, and modeling a person-centred care philosophy.
“Accept responsibility for your actions and apologize when necessary, so you and others can learn and grow from the situation. These actions help build the foundation for a strong work team.”
In-house training provided
“Mandatory education is provided by the employer. Additional 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 may lead to an interest in pursuing a healthcare career,” says Shelley.
To inquire about becoming a volunteer at Colville Manor, call 902-687-7090.
For more information about Colville Manor, visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/colville-manor.