Continuing Care Assistant Lead (CCA-Lead)

Apr 8, 2024

POSITION: Continuing Care Assistant Lead (CCA-Lead)
DEPARTMENT: Clinical Services
RESPONSIBLE TO: Continuing Care Assistant Lead (CCA-Lead)


Directly reports to the Assistant Director of Clinical Services.  The Continuing Care Assistant Lead is to assist and coordinate direct personal care to residents in accordance with their care plans in order to meet the individual residents’ needs.  Care is to be provided in accordance with objectives and policies of R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Resident Centered Care, the Continuing Care Assistant Lead, as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents, represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.



Assisting with daily coordination of the following duties as part of entire facility:

  • May assist residents with hygiene and daily living activities including bathing, dressing, oral care, skin care, positioning in bed, feeding and transferring.
  • Assist in admission and in-house transfers as directed of the charge nurse.
  • Share in observing changes in resident’s condition and report observations to immediate supervisor.
  • May provide physical assistance to residents in moving and being positioned in bed, getting and out of bed, walking and simple ROM exercises.
  • Perform routine charting when required and provide mentorship and education in documentation.
  • Attend in-service programs and other workshops.
  • Assists in orientation of new CCA employees and follow-up with support from the Assistant Director of Clinical Services.
  • Develop and maintain good public relations with residents, staff and visitors.
  • Be familiar with fire, personnel, EMO policies etc. within the home.
  • Assists Recruitment and Retention by attending job fairs and promoting a positive work culture.
  • Helps with the roll out of specific education.
  • Ensure we maintain proper staffing levels and assists with balancing workload.
  • Helps leadership develop evening and night tasks lists.
  • May be required to come in on evenings and nights to ensure tasks are being performed.
  • Communicates within the team to help problem solve issues as they arise.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • Invoicing of purchase and assists management with pricing of equipment when required
  • Completes year-end inventory.
  • Stocking of all units and oversees the incontinent supplies.
  • Support the RPL program in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Clinical Services.
  • Coordinates with staff Tena products
  • Take every opportunity to broaden his/her knowledge.
  • May be asked to sit on committees when required
  • Other related duties as assigned



  • Ability to work as a team member and foster collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality improvements initiatives and evidence based practices
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and special attention to accuracy and detail
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, prioritizing and time management skills
  • Committed to ongoing learning
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position



  • Successful completion of an approved Continuing Care Assistant Course
  • Current member of the CCA Registry (Continuing Care Assistant Program – HANS)
  • Minimum of 3 years recent experience in a Long Term Care and/or Community setting
  • Experience with scheduling
  • Experience in facilitating group education
  • Leadership education or equivalent
  • Experience considered an asset

Safe Work Practices / Responsibilities

The R.K MacDonald Occupational Health and Safety Home Policy establishes employee expectations for working safely.  To achieve these expectations employees at all levels of the organization must adhere to Core Values of Safety and Safety Responsibilities listed below:
  • Commit to working safely.
  • Adhere to Safety Rules.
  • Conduct Inspections.
  • Conduct JTA`S & Develop SWPs.
  • Adhere to SOPs & SWPs.
  • Report Incidents / Hazards.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Apply their training.

We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favourable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.