Assistance in Health Care Facilities

Assistance in Health Care Facilities (DVS)

5816 Diploma of Vocational Studies

The Assistance in Health Care Facilities program provides the key to a satisfying career in a growing field. The objective of the program is to train workers to provide basic care and services to persons of any age who are sick or who have physical or mental disabilities.

Training includes:

  •  Developing a trusting relationship with the client
  •  Supporting clients in maintaining or restoring their autonomy and good health
  •  Working closely with the client’s health care team
  •  Communication techniques

Employment opportunities:

  •  Nursing attendant
  •  Caregiver

Two Diplomas in Less Time

Equivalencies can be granted between Home Care Assistance and Assistance in Health Care Facilities, allowing a student to complete two diplomas in less time.

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Admission Requirements 

To be eligible for admission to the Assistance in Health Care Facilities program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent.

OR

Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test and the course ENG-3071-3, or recognition of equivalent learning.

N.B.: For programs of study in this category, persons may continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training provided that they have earned at least the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs established by the Minister or they are at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT).

Hours
Statement of the Competency
30
Occupations and Training
45
Client Needs
30
Infections and Contamination
30

Workplace Ethics

30
The Helping Relationship
30
Team Interaction
45
Physical Illnesses and Disabilities
60
Mental Health Approaches
Hours
Statement of the Competency
120
Basic Care Procedures
30
First Aid
15
Palliative Care
15
Job Search Techniques
30
Care Unit Procedures
105
Long-Term Basic Care and Services
60
Basic Mental Health Care and Services
75
Short-Term Basic Care and Services

TOTAL : 7 months (750 hours)