May 31, 2021 – A recruitment campaign has launched to significantly expand The Grove Nursing Home Team ahead of the move to a brand-new, 96-bed facility in Arnprior, Ontario that will be home to a 60 per cent increase in residents.
The new, modern Grove is on schedule to welcome home residents in late summer 2021 with the plan to grow the frontline healthcare team over the summer with staggered starts to ensure a smooth transition for the residents. The Grove, part of Arnprior Regional Health (ARH), will be hiring for new positions in various job classifications including nursing, personal support workers (PSWs), food services and housekeeping.
“We have built an exceptional, close-knit and supportive team at The Grove and we are looking forward to expanding our Grove family as we welcome new staff to help care and support our 96 residents,” said Judith Gilchrist, VP, Long-Term Care and Administrator, ARH. “Our team is committed to a person-centred approach to care that looks after each resident individually – always taking into consideration their health, well-being, interests, and what gives them meaning and purpose.”
The new Grove embraces a community-style of living and is organized in three Resident Home Areas (i.e. neighbourhoods) each with its own dining room, living room, single bedrooms and two-bed rooms and a dedicated care team. The new home also includes infection prevention and control upgrades that facilitates improved management of future infectious disease outbreaks and pandemic.
“The Grove Team is one big family and whether you work in the kitchen or as a PSW, we all want the best for our residents,” said Ashley Barr, dietary aide and cook, who has been at The Grove for 11 years. “I absolutely love my job.”
The new positions have begun to be posted on the Arnprior Regional Health website and additional roles will be added over the coming weeks and months.
“I have enjoyed the home-like culture at The Grove, the supportive team, and the meaningful connections with residents,” shared Rhianna Barry, Registered Nurse, who started at the home in December 2018 as a new graduate. “I am fortunate that I have been able to step into different roles and new challenges early in my career with the support of a collaborative team.”
To learn more about job opportunities at The Grove, visit the Careers Page.
View the construction progress of the new Grove here.
About Arnprior Regional Health
Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 141-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.