Personal care attendant

Eastern Health’s Long Term Care Department based in St. John’s, NL is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Personal care attendant. Eastern Health’s Long Term Care Department focuses on compassionate and specialized care for individuals with complex health needs. Specializing in long-term care services, it ensures a high quality of life. As an essential healthcare provider, it addresses evolving needs, contributing significantly to the region’s healthcare services and enhancing Eastern Health’s standing in the market. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Eastern Health
Department: Long Term Care
Position: Personal care attendant
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $22.41 – $24.69 hourly
Employment Type: Temporary/Part Time
Location: 239 Topsail Rd, St. John’s, NL A1E 2B4, Canada
Shift: Days, weekends, and rotating (8 hour shifts and 52.50 bi-weekly)
Job ID: 10624RP1
Competition Number: 2024000364


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have successful completion of an approved/recognized Personal Care Attendant Program or other equivalency
Experience: Candidates should have considerable experience in the relevant field

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be able to regularly lift/move objects/supplies up to 30 lb and engage in frequent standing and walking
  • The candidates should be capable of regularly performing a variety of body movements, including bending, kneeling, stretching, and pushing and pulling objects using light to medium force
  • The candidates should have the ability to perform data input, visual monitoring, and maintain higher than normal levels of attentiveness and attention to the health and safety of others in the provision of all forms of care

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have completed an adequate portion of the BN or Practical Nurse program to enable the applicant to meet a majority of the duties, responsibilities, and psychomotor competencies of the PCA
  • The candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, be capable of maintaining effective working relationships with residents, staff, and families, demonstrate initiative, and be able to work independently and prioritize work duties
  • The candidates should have a satisfactory record of work performance


  • The candidates should be able to provide support to residents in all aspects of daily living through companionship, physical, spiritual, and psychosocial care
  • The candidates should be able to perform duties related to all aspects of the residents’ personal needs, including nutrition, personal hygiene, and mobility
  • The candidates should be able to assist with planning and provide various recreational activities for residents
  • The candidates should be able to support families and residents in addressing end-of-life issues
  • The candidates should be able to escort residents, ensuring their safety and well-being
  • The candidates should be able to carry out duties under the direction of a registered nurse/licensed practical nurse, in accordance with the philosophy of resident-centered care
  • The candidates should be able to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent contact with the public, residents, and other health professionals

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume and competition number) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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