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:
- Nominate a Health Care Provider and describe how they contribute to the wellbeing of your workplace and/or community.
- 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!
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!
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!
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 [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!
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.
Food Service Workers are vital to the care of patients, residents, and clients. Those who work in Food Services ensure each person requiring care has their nutritional needs met. Staff and visitors also benefit from the talents of Food Service Workers as they prepare meals with high-quality hygienic standards.
As a part of the health care team, Food Service Workers must take into account the various health care needs of residents and patients - our professional Food Services members make sure that food allergies and dietary needs are taken seriously in order to prevent possible complications that can cause set-backs in recovery and impact a person’s overall health.
SEIU-West members who work in Food Services are central to quality health care, and in recognition of their dedication, we’re launching our Food Services Week Contest!
Tell us about your local Food Services Worker and how they contribute to your health care team – by entering, that Food Services Worker will be entered to win a Visa gift card!
Email [email protected] to enter – the deadline is October 19, 2020!