Celebrate Community Worker Appreciation Day November 6!

SEIU-West is proud to recognize the dedicated members who work in the community-based organization (CBO) sector.

In celebration of Community Worker Appreciation Day, SEIU-West CBO workers joined their fellow CBO workers from across Saskatchewan for their online 2020 CBO Worker Conference on November 5, 2020.

Hosted by the CBO Committee comprised of SGEU, CUPE, and SEIU-West members, the day gave the chance for CBO workers to dig deeper in order to improve their working lives and the vital care they provide to others.

This discussion led to a deeper dive into how to better understand the six basic human needs – certainty, variety, significance, love/connection, growth, contribution – and how communication improves when we understand which of these six needs is motivating ourselves and others around us.

Our members told us that the speaker, Natasha Finell-Sukarukoff, was enjoyable and made the content fun and relatable. One attendee said: This day allowed me to pause and reflect on how the pandemic has affected me and that self-care is not selfishness. Taking care of myself means I can be better at taking care of others.

We’re delighted CBO workers were able to gather in solidarity and we can’t thank them enough for their dedication in the work they do – whether that be in a group home, a crisis centre, a child care facility, or an addictions treatment centre – the work they do is invaluable!

In recognition of Community Worker Appreciation Day, SEIU-West invites you to enter our contest! Let us know why CBO workers are important to your community – by entering, you could win a Visa gift card or SEIU-West swag!

Email your entries to [email protected] – the deadline to enter is November 13, 2020!

 

 

 

Celebrate Home Care Month!

November is Home Care Month and SEIU-West is proud to celebrate alongside our valued Home Care members.

Home Care is an essential part of our health care system – it allows people to stay in the comfort of their home while ensuring their health care needs are met. Health Care Providers who work in Home Care visit clients’ homes to ensure they have assistance with their personal care including medication administration or assistance, dressing changes, oral care as well as non-medical needs such as bathing and meal preparation. Importantly, those who work in Home Care also provide valued relationships that enhance clients’ lives. As many clients face the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, these relationships are especially vital. It’s no wonder those who provide home care services are called frontline heroes.

Yet those in power have seen home care services cut by 8% since 2014 in Saskatchewan – it is vital that we connect with our newly elected MLAs to let them know this important service for seniors must be restored.

In recognition of Home Care Month, we invite you to participate in our contest! Let us know how a Home Care Worker has benefited your wellbeing – those who enter could win a Visa gift card or SEIU-West swag! Please note: only SEIU-West members are eligible to enter.

Please send your entry to action[email protected] – the deadline to enter is December 1, 2020.

To all our SEIU-West Home Care Health Care Providers, we thank you!!

 

Health Care Providers Week 2020: Frontline Heroes

Check out some of our frontline health care heroes for Health Care Providers Week! The below health care providers are just an example of the caring people who enter the health care sector for the benefit of others, and it’s important to take the time to recognize the skills, experience and professionalism that all health care providers bring to their work. They not only have quality foundational education, health care providers are constantly learning the most current skills and putting them into practice in order to ensure the people of Saskatchewan are receiving the best quality care available. This means is that all members of the health care team should be respected for their valued contribution to client, patient and resident care.

Celebrate Health Care Providers’ Week October 27 – November 2!

During Health Care Provider’s Week, we invite you to reflect upon the team of compassionate people who provide you with quality health care services throughout the Saskatchewan. Each and every day we are astounded by the hard work and value that these members contribute to our society, particularly while on the frontlines of a global pandemic.

Health care providers are caring people who enter the health care sector for the benefit of others, and it’s important to take the time to recognize the skills, experience and professionalism that all health care providers bring to their work. They not only have quality foundational education, health care providers are constantly learning the most current skills and putting them into practice in order to ensure the people of Saskatchewan are receiving the best quality care available. This means is that all members of the health care team should be respected for their valued contribution to client, patient and resident care.

In recognition of the dedication health care providers bring to our valued health care system in Saskatchewan, SEIU-West asks that you participate in our Health Care Providers’ Week Contest! Here’s how to enter:

  1. Nominate a Health Care Provider and describe how they contribute to the wellbeing of your workplace and/or community.
  2. Email your answer to [email protected] by November 3, 2020.

By entering, you and your nominee will have a chance to win a Visa gift card or SEIU-West swag! Please note: you must be a SEIU-West member to enter.

Thank you to our health care providers!

SEIU-West is proud to recognize October 20, 2020 as Pharmacy Technician Day!

SEIU-West is proud to recognize October 20, 2020 as Pharmacy Technician Day!

Our members who work as Pharmacy Technicians are crucial to our public health care team; they prepare, check and distribute medications and pharmacy supplies to ensure patients are safely supplied their prescribed predications or over the counter medicines. They also support accurate patient information with other health care professionals.

Pharmacy Technicians assist Pharmacists, patients, residents and clients requiring medications and demonstrate their valuable contribution to health care outcomes. They work to progress our communities to better health, and we thank them for all their incredible efforts each and every day!

To celebrate Pharmacy Technician Day, SEIU-West asks that you to participate in the Pharmacy Technician Day Contest! Simply tell us how a Pharmacy Technician has helped you/your family – email [email protected] by October 27, 2020 for your chance to win some awesome prizes!

Celebrate Combined Laboratory & X-Ray Technologist (CLXT) Week October 18-24!

CLXTs are vital to the success of quality health care. By performing X-ray exams, Electrocardiograms (ECG) and Holter monitoring, these hard working health care technologists ensure patients receive the best care available.

Celebrate Healthcare Security and Safety Week October 11-17!

Celebrate Healthcare Security and Safety Week October 11-17!

Health care security is unique. Our public Security Officers work on the front lines in some of the largest, busiest, most complex care facilities in the province--like Laurie, who works at Royal University Hospital. They are trained, certified, skilled professionals who provide for the safety and protection of the facility and grounds, as well as clients, staff and public utilizing the facility. They are a key part of the health care team, serving medically complex and socially disadvantaged populations. 

In recognition of their incredible work, we ask that you email and tell us why those who work as in-house Security Officers are an important part of the health care team. Email your answers to Catherine.[email protected] for your chance to win a Visa gift card!

Deadline to apply: October 23, 2020.

 

Celebrate Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Week October 11-17!

Celebrate Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Week October 11-17!

Health care providers who work in MDR are a vital part of the health care team – their role is especially on everyone’s mind during a pandemic as they protect and strengthen patient safety by ensuring health care equipment is dependable, sterilized, and effective. They inspect, assemble, clean, and decontaminate health care equipment – they must be highly organized and pay attention to each little detail in their work.

SEIU-West members, like Christina who works at Saskatoon City Hospital, received their Sterile Processing certification and each day set up equipment for cleaning and for ordering stock when supplies run low. They deal with a wide variety of instruments and equipment, so no day is the same. Christina and the rest of her MDR team make sure all the health care equipment is safe for future patients.

In recognition of their incredible work, we ask that you email and tell us why those who work in MDR are an important part of the health care team. Email your answers to [email protected] for your chance to win a visa gift card!

Deadline to apply: October 23, 2020.

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