Prince Edward Home is a 120-bed combined long-term care facility. One respite bed is available.
There are 10 households, each with 12 residents. Every household has a kitchen, dining room, sunroom, and a living room. Each resident has their own private bedroom and washroom.
In addition to general long-term care services, the home provides a variety of specialized care. A Restorative Care program is delivered to clients who meet its admission criteria. The focus is on maximizing functional independence in the aftermath of illness or injury, with the goal of enabling a return to a community-based setting.
An ‘under 60’ 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. Additionally, a care program is available for people in need of long-term care dementia services.
Services provided at Prince Edward Home
- Nursing Services
- Medical Services
- Dental Care
- Foot Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Nutritional Services
- Social Work
About the staff
“There are approximately 250 employees at the Prince Edward Home,” says Shelley. “Their educational level and training depends on what role they are in.”
- Clinical Resource Nurse
- Registered Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Resident Care Worker
- Social Worker
- Recreational Workers
- Occupational Therapist
- Occupational Therapist Assistant
- Service Workers
- Maintenance Workers
- Store Keeper
Wages and benefits
Wages, health care benefits, insurance, sick and vacation time are determined by collective agreements.
“We have an increased need during the summer months when staff may be on vacation. 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.”
Best way to get your foot in the door
“The best way to get your foot in the door is to volunteer or work casual,” says Shelley.
Two ways to apply to 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
Shelly suggests 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,” says Shelley. “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,” says Shelley.
For more information about volunteering, contact the Recreation Department at 902-368-5792.
For more information about the Prince Edward Home, visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/prince-edward-home.