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Personal Care Attendant Program in St John’s

With an ever-increasing need for healthcare facilities, people in Canada are looking for specialized care for an ageing population. Do you want to learn the art of taking care of ageing, ailing or disable communities? If yes, join Eastern academy in St. John’s for the personal care attendant program. A certified personal care assistant is responsible for providing support and helping clients in every aspect of their daily life through companionship, physical, psychological and spiritual care, which is missing otherwise if you are dealing with the ailments alone. We use classroom instruction, skill development laboratories and supervised practicals to provide learners with the necessary skills to work with clients in a variety of institutionalized settings.

If you are looking forward to such a career prospect, join our personal care attendant program in St. John’s. Some of the other programs that we offer include massage therapy and medical administrative specialist. Prepare yourself for career opportunities with assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Program Details
Program Length: 30 Weeks

Program Overview

The Personal Care Attendant Educational Program (2018) was developed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that can be applied in the practice setting. A personal care assistant has soft skills to work with the elderly, sick or persons with disabilities. Our educational curriculum is grounded and structured around four domains, including: safety, knowledge and skills development, communication and documentation, and professionalism. These domains are reflective of core competencies outlined in the Canadian Educational Standards for Personal Care Providers (2012).

The purpose of the Personal Care Attendant Educational Program is to prepare graduates who have the knowledge and skills required to meet the necessary guidelines for prospective employment in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Program Courses

The total duration for acquiring holistic learning for client-centred care across the life span is for 30 weeks. Some of the many topics and courses you will study includes:

Foundations of Practice 32 hours
Essentials for Communication and Documentation 32
Workplace Safety 24
Understanding Aging, Delirium, and Dementia 24
End of Life Care 24
Fundamentals I: Care Basics 68
Fundamentals I: Skills Labs 36
Basic Concepts for Medication Awareness 16
Personal and Career Development Seminars 8
Mental Health Concepts 20
Fundamentals II: Body Systems Approach to Care 64
Fundamentals II: Skills Labs 12
Clinical Practice I (4 weeks) 140
Clinical Practice II (5 weeks) 175
Clinical Preceptorship (3 weeks) 105
Total Program Length – 26 weeks

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program will be eligible for employment as PCA’s in all facilities operated by the four Regional Health Authorities in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Graduates will also be qualified for PCA positions in privately owned/operated health care facilities.

Why Study This Program?

A personal care attendant is someone who can be present in close vicinity of the clients/ patients/ residents and help them perform their daily tasks efficiently and effectively. A career in this area is not only rewarding and impactful but can also be quick and offers high job security. Read on the benefits to learn more about why a job as a personal care attendant is fulfilling and accessible.

It is much different from other programs, and the learning can be quick and cost-effective, lasting only a few months.
With the rise in population, demand for personal care assistants will also rise to make it a high in demand job with greater job security.
You have an irreplaceable effect on your clients as a caretaker and friend.
Opportunity to help people in need.
Helping clients live a quality life without sacrificing their privacy, dignity and freedom.
Greater flexibility to balance your career as the job is typically composed of shifts.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility for the admission in personal care attendant program at Eastern Academy requires the applicant to meet the following criterion:

Grade 12, Adult High School Diploma, or High School Equivalency (GED);
Mature applicants with a minimum of Grade 10 may be considered for this program and must pass a high school equivalency test;
Clear Conduct Certificate;
A Vulnerable Sector search is required;
Mentally and physically able to complete requirements for the job;
Provide their own transportation that is acceptable to their clinical agency;
Complete a standardized health form and proof of immunization;
Demonstrate proficiency in English at a minimum of Level 8.
Provide two reference letters supporting entrance into the program
20 volunteer service hours within the past two years
Provide a one page written personal statement

NOC CODE: 4412, 3413

Salary information may be found at https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

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