A coalition of front-line healthcare workers has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fast-track proposed legislative amendments to grant paid sick leave to federally regulated workers. Trudeau has said an early priority of his newly re-elected government will be to give all federally regulated workers 10 days of paid sick leave and work with provinces and territories on better sick-leave policies for all Canadians.
What is the job description of a healthcare worker? This is a common question, especially for people who are interested in joining the healthcare field but have little to no knowledge of what working in it implies. In this article, we talk about the most general healthcare worker job description and provide job descriptions for the most common types of healthcare worker roles in Canada. Keep reading!
A new, slightly more contagious mutation of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 is beginning to attract attention, particularly in the United Kingdom, where cases are rising again. Now the Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that the mutation — which is being dubbed “Delta plus” — has made its way to Canada, with nine cases identified since July.
Jake’s House Community Residence in Lucan, Ontario, is a blended home for people living with autism and seniors. Their operations are expanding, so they constantly looking for healthcare workers, which is why they signed up to the Caring Support platform a while ago and have successfully optimized their recruitment process. Read the full story here.
Several Ontario hospitals are enacting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies for visitors, in addition to mandates for their staff. Some say the reason is that local hospitals care for some of the most immune-compromised and immune-suppressed people in the province, so they want to do everything possible to protect the patients.
A major Canadian survey released by the Health Standards Organization calls for new national long-term-care standards featuring “emotion-based care that emphasizes social connection (rather than the completion of tasks).” The survey involved 16,000 Canadians (70% from Ontario) and also revealed that the public prefers homes staffed by “caring, compassionate and competent” workers focused on injecting life into residents’ final years.