This occupation requires a sincere desire to work with and help other people, sometimes under trying circumstances. Good health, physical fitness, and stamina are essential.
The work schedule includes day, evening, and night shifts, as well as work on weekends and holidays.
Students must possess observation skills, organizational aptitude, and flexibility in order to meet the challenge of providing long-term and/or acute care.
Students will be asked to submit proof of a satisfactory physical examination and immunization prior to commencement of training by following the instructions on the standardized New Brunswick Community College Medical form. In addition, various health facilities throughout the province may require the completion of their medical form before clinical practices can occur. Any associated costs are at the students’ expense.
Employers may require that prospective employees undergo a criminal record check via the Canadian police information system.
For each practicum, an agreement will be signed with the health care institution concerned, in accordance with NBCC’s policy.
Several courses associated with this program may be transferable to the Personal Support Worker: Acute Care program.