Provincial long-term care facilities in East Prince include Stewart Memorial Home in Tyne Valley, and Summerset Manor and Wedgewood Manor in Summerside.
Stewart Memorial Home has 24 long-term care beds and two respite care beds. There are 45 staff members.
Summerset Manor is an 82-bed long-term care facility with 140 staff members. The home has a bilingual neighbourhood and a dementia neighbourhood. Two respite beds are also available.
Wedgewood Manor is a 75-bed long-term care facility. This traditional model facility has many recent updates. There are 140 staff members.
Staff titles at the three facilities:
- Nurse Manager
- Clinical Resource Registered Nurse
- Registered Nurse
- Summerset Manor: Licensed Practical Nurse
- Resident Care Worker
- Clerical staff (scheduling staff, financial clerks, nursing clerks)
- Occupational Therapist
- Occupational-Physiotherapy Assistants
- Recreational Staff
A bursary program for high school students called Youth and Elders in Action allows 30 students to gain bursary hours. “We work with various community groups to encourage young people to volunteer. These opportunities can enrich the lives of the residents and those graciously contributing.”
Many jobs available
“Full-time, part-time, contract, temporary, permanent, and year-round positions are available,” says Gayle LaMont, Administrator. “Wages, healthcare benefits, insurance, sick and vacation time are determined by collective agreements.
“High school students working here in the summer have a great opportunity to learn if the long-term care field is a fit for them,” says Gayle. “Many students find it very rewarding. We are very interested in hiring RN and LPN students for summer positions and casual work.”
“Our hiring needs are on-going, year-round,” says Gayle. “Job seekers should watch for postings at www.gov.pe.ca/jobspei because many opportunities come up throughout the year. The most difficult positions to fill are Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Resident Care Workers (RCWs), and Red Seal Cooks.
“At Summerset Manor we have bilingual positions for nurses, service workers, clerks, and an OT Assistant.
“The PEI Public Service Commission does all our hiring,” says Gayle. “The best way to get your foot in the door is through volunteering, seeking opportunities for student placements, and applying for casual work. We are eager to welcome diversely talented, educated, and caring new staff members to work with our team.”
For tips on applying to the PEI Public Service Commission, visit Tips for applying to the provincial government – Prince Edward Island Employment Journey
Summerset Manor: call 902-888-8310. To volunteer, apply online or call 902-888-8327. Visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/summerset-manor
Stewart Memorial Home: call 902-831-7900. To volunteer, apply online or call 902-831-7900 (ext. 237). Visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/stewart-memorial-home
Wedgewood Manor: call 902-888-8340. To volunteer, apply online or call 902-888-8327. Visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/wedgewood-manor