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Continuing Care Assistant- Spiritwood

Spiritwood SK
Sep 5th, 2017 - Jun 30th, 2018

As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even in special needs classrooms.  You’ll help them with mobiliity, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring.  It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job.

 Continuing Care Assistant is a one year certificate program that combines hands on classroom learning with practical clinical experience.  You’ll build knowledge and skills in:

·         Addressing individual psychosocial needs
·         Administering personal care
·         Dementia management strategies
·         Gerontology (a major case study)
·         Long-term care philosophy in different settings
·         Promoting independence in a safe environment
·         Working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments
·         Working with people of different cultures

 Your clinical work experience will give you a taste of different work settings.  Under the supervision of a buddy or staff member, you’ll work directly with clients in home care, long-term care and acute care settings.  It’s a great way to build your skills and your confidence.

 

 

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • English Language Requirement
  • Criminal Record check and vulnerable sector check required before going into clinical settings
  • Current immunization records are required upon acceptance into the program

Special Admissions:

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission.

Delivery Method

The following delivery methods are available for some of the courses in this program.

  • Lecture

Please refer to the course description for course specific delivery methods.


Courses

  • SPCR 104 - Personal Care 1

    You will have the opportunity to become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study infection control, body mechanics, bed making, positioning clients, range of motion, oral care, and assisting to feed clients.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • DEMC 280 - Dementia Family Care

    You will learn how those with dementia are assessed and how to intervene in emergency situations. You will discuss environments and issues related to institutional care placement and the impact dementia has on families.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 100 - Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) ©

    You will participate in activities to move and position clients/objects in health care settings using minimal physical effort and maximizing the use of mechanical aids and equipment. The course focuses on client/caregiver safety. You will receive a Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) © certificate from Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) upon successfully completing the course.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 285 - Special Needs 2

    Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with infectious diseases, cancer, altered mental abilities, disruption in mental health, and alcohol and drug dependency. You will learn the specific care required for bariatric clients.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 103 - Assisting with Special Procedures

    You will be introduced to the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting with special procedures. You will learn the concepts of delegation, carry out basic measurements, perform simple treatments and be introduced to client assessment. You will also learn the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting clients with medications.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 184 - Post Acute Care

    You will acquire the theory and develop the skills needed to help clients meet their needs in the post acute care phase. This may include post surgical clients or clients with recent acute medical conditions.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • HUMD 187 - Human Growth and Development

    You will learn the physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects of human growth and development from infancy to old age. You will also study the effects of aging on society.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 102 - End of Life Care

    Your studies will cover death and dying in the Canadian context. You will study the basic needs and interventions of the dying client. You will also cover grief, the grieving process and the impact of life threatening illnesses on the family members.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 105 - Personal Care 2

    Building on the skills you learned in Personal Care 1, you will become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study grooming and dressing, foot and nail care, and elimination care.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • ANAT 100 - Body Systems

    You will receive a basic introduction to body systems. You will study the structure of organs and systems in the human body, and how they function efficiently.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • COMM 291 - Interpersonal Communication

    You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, and listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • DEMC 183 - Dementia Behaviour

    You will study the types, behaviours and progression of dementia. Behaviour mapping techniques and interventions that promote optimum levels of functioning will be learned.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SFTY 194 - P.A.R.T. (Professional Assault Response Training)

    You will participate in professional assault response training to provide you with defensive and preventive skills. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a Professional Assault Response Training (PART) © certificate from Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH).

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 101 - Observing, Report, Recording

    You will learn written and oral communication skills required in the work place. The course content includes basic concepts of simple arithmetic, basic medical terminology, concept mapping, observing and reporting on client’s status, client and personal work plans.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 180 - Safe Environment

    You will learn how to promote client independence in a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment. You will study fire safety, emergency response and WHMIS.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 192 - Personal Competence

    Your studies will focus on the goals and philosophy of Health Care Services in Saskatchewan. You will learn how these goals are reflected in the activities of the agency and on your role as a caregiver. You will learn about your role in providing care services within a multicultural dynamic setting. The course content also includes interprofessional work environments, personal health, employability skills, and types of abuse (for example: caregiver, neglect and abandonment, sexual and financial).

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NUTR 198 - Nutrition

    You will learn normal nutritional requirements based on Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. The course content also includes exploring how to maintain optimal nutritional balance for your clients.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 284 - Special Needs 1

    Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with disruptions in their sensory organs, body systems (i.e. cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and endocrine) and body functions (i.e. genitourinary and gastro-intestinal).

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • COMM 197 - Helping Skills

    You will utilize a communication framework to facilitate a helping relationship with your clients.

    Delivery Method: Lecture