It was a day of celebration when residents and staff stepped into the new Riverview Manor. The long-term care facility has 48 private long-term care rooms, a respite care room, and a day program.
“We have nine long-term care facilities across the province,” says Darlene Oakes, Administrator for Rural Long-Term Care.
Opening the new facility resulted in 16 new hires in healthcare and service provider positions. There are now a total of 110 employees, including casual positions.
- Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Manager
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Resident Care Worker
- Infection Control Nurse
- Clinical Resource Nurse
- Maintenance Tradesperson
- Maintenance Worker
- Dietary Service Worker
- Combined Service Worker
- Laundry Service Worker
- Activities Coordinator
- Support Services Manager
Services provided at Riverview Manor
- Nursing Services
- Medical Services
- Dental Care
- Podiatry Services (foot care)
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Services
“Home Care has Day Program staff that work out of the facility,” says Dodi Bailey, Support Services Manager with Riverview Manor. The program allows home-care support workers to provide services to non-residents who attend the program.
Services include a wide range of activities, personal assistance, supervision, health, social and recreational activities. Home-care support workers are not employed by the Manor.
“Casual positions are needed in all areas, and can lead to full-time positions when an opening arises,” says Darlene.
“We offer practicums for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Resident Care students,” adds Grace Cressman, Registered Nurse.
“We offer on-the-job placements for students in nursing, Resident Care Worker, and nutrition programs, as well as positions for students during the summer,” says Darlene.
“Our hiring needs are on-going, year-round. Job seekers should watch for postings at www.gov.pe.ca/jobspeiwww.gov.pe.ca/jobspei because many opportunities come up throughout the year.”
Challenging positions to fill
“The most challenging positions to fill are for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses,” says Darlene.
Best way to get your foot in the door
Darlene says the best way to get hired is to apply directly for a position listed on the website. “Many times people take a casual position to see if they like the work, and then move into temporary or permanent positions.
“People who would like to arrange job shadowing or informational interviews are welcome to telephone and speak with the manager of the department they are interested in.”
Youth and Elder Action Bursary program
This program helps high schools students gain bursary hours. “Residents really enjoy the interactions with these young people,” says Darlene. “We hope the experience is equally beneficial for the students.”
For more information about Riverview Manor, call 902-838-0772. Visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/riverview-manor.
To apply for employment opportunities in long-term care facilities, visit www.gov.pe.ca/jobspei.
For tips on applying for provincial government jobs, visit www.employmentjourney.com/tips-applying-provincial-government/.
For more information about the Youth and Elder Action Bursary program, contact Darlene Dunn, Activities Coordinator at 902-838-0781.