Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?
Nurse Next door is an in-home care company in Qualicum, Courtenay/Comox, and Campbell River. Our focus is on helping people stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Our Core Purpose is Happier Aging, meaning it is not just about assisting with personal care, making delicious meals, housekeeping and companionship. It is about adding value and personal happiness to each of our client’s daily lives. We do that by following our Core Values: Passionate about making a difference, Find a better way, Wow customer experience and Admire our people. For our employees to exemplify these values, we offer them opportunity to use their abilities and experience to bring these core values into their workplaces every day and with every client. We often say, “how we make our clients’ lives better is only limited by our imagination.”
How may employees do we have?
We have 45 employees of which some work full-time, some part time and some casual. Our employees provide us with their availability so we can set them up with clients that best fit their needs.
What do we look for in a new employee?
We look for people that are either Registered Care Aides, LPNs, RNs, as well as experienced caregivers and companions. Certification is important, but so is life experience. If someone has a passion for working with seniors and/or vulnerable individuals, or if you are a retired nurse, but want to remain in the field, we are interested in you.
We are looking for those individuals that can take on the responsibilities of working on their own, but within a team. We require people with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, a good portion of common sense and can think on their feet. We value honest, friendly, kind and warm-hearted individuals with a strong work ethic.
What advice would we give someone who wants to work with our organization?
Learn about our company before coming in for an interview. Check out our website, www.nursenextdoor.com and after learning about our culture you can navigate to our particular franchise Qualicum/Courtenay/Campbell River. Learn why we are different from other in-home care companies. Also, take time to understand why you have chosen to work with seniors and other vulnerable individuals whom require assistance to stay in their own homes and then tell us. We also require our staff to have smart phones. We recently implemented a system where our employees use their phones to do their client reporting on our apps. We embrace paperless technology.
Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so, what types of positions?
Yes, we are hiring as we continue to grow. We need Registered Care Aides and experienced Caregivers and Companions. We will also be hiring an Registered Nurse in Qualicum.
What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for our organization?
Please contact Lily Robertson at: firstname.lastname@example.org with a short cover letter and resume. You can also apply right from our website.