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Job Title: Personal Support Worker
Date Posted:
02/26/19 Ref. Number: 923
Type:
Full Time Part Time
Location: Greater Toronto Area
Requirements:       • Able to work independently as well as part of a team. • Well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills • Excellent organizational skills. • Effective problem-solving and conflict management skills. • Ability to work well within a changing environment. • A demonstrated appreciation for quality improvement processes. • Basic computer skills would be an asset • PSW certificate from an Ontario college program • Current BCLS-HCP certificate, MaskFit Test, Vulnerable Sector Check and Immunization record • Clinical experience relevant to the position • Computer skills required • Must be confident and adaptable to working in a variety of clinical settings and facilities.
Description: - Assists patients with hygiene including: dressing/undressing and grooming, perineal care, oral hygiene, bathing, showering, washing hair, etc. - Assists patients with toileting activities including supplying and emptying bedpans, assisting patients to the toilet, etc. - Assists with ambulation of patients, using correct techniques for lifting, turning and positioning; transports ambulatory and non-ambulatory (wheelchair-bound, stretcher) patients. - Assists with the mobilization of patients and the utilization of appropriate assistive devices i.e., canes, crutches, etc., as required. - Develops supportive relationship with patients, encouraging independence and participation in the decision-making process. - Assists with activities of daily living. - Engages with patients in recreational and leisure activities. - Maintains awareness of patient nutritional status and dietary restrictions. - Records the volume of food/fluid intake/output, in an accurate and timely manner. - Observes behaviour of patient, family and other types of interaction patients may have. - Maintains patient room including; collecting and replacing soiled lines, making patient beds, demonstrating correct procedures for unoccupied and occupied bed making, etc. - Adheres to Body Substance Precaution practices. - Maintains knowledge of and efficient utilization of Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviours practices; implements simple pre-determined measures to minimize aggressive behaviour and other problematic patient behaviour - Transports patients for tests and other activities throughout the hospital. - Escorts patients to other institutions as requested by regulated worker.
Hours per week:
Rate of Pay:
Contact: Jeff Zhang
Telephone:
905-948-9996 Fax: 905-948-9920
Email: jzhang@jobskills.org


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