Personal Support Worker

Etobicoke (Westmount), Ontario
December 31, 2021
January 25, 2022
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
The Personal Support Worker must have a wide range of skills related to general medical-surgical care activities. The PSW must have excellent critical thinking and the ability to adapt to unpredictable situations. In order to serve the wide organizational needs the PSW must be willing to cross-train to specialty areas as required.

  • Working with elderly patients and providing one-on-one care such as assisting with personal care, meal preparation, and light housekeeping
  • Ensuring the fulfillment of individual goals and needs as instructed in the client's support plans
  • Helping clients with leisure activities
  • Ensuring the health, safety, welfare, and independence of clients
  • Assisting and satisfying the social and emotional needs of a client
  • Documenting and recording daily care reports which may include resident incident reports, restraint monitoring, and medication administration.
  • Adhering to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations set by the province or territory
Selection Criteria These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues utilizing well-developed (clear, concise and accurate) verbal, written and interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated organizational skills and problem-solving abilities to ensure effective, efficient and appropriate decision making when planning and implementing health care. • Commitment in maintaining professional development of self and others with a patient safety focus

RequirementsEducation • A Personal Support Worker certificate or diploma from an accredited college.
• Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language.

Qualifications • 1 - 2 years of recent relevant work experience. • Must be prepared to float to all Health Services within the organization, including off-site clinical settings. • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and other relevant legislation. • Knowledge of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. • Knowledge of Hospital and departmental policies, procedures, protocols and practices. • Knowledge of Emergency Codes. • Work is moderately heavy involving lifting, considerable walking, and standing, bending, pushing and pulling of equipment. • Demonstrated knowledge of infection control. • Demonstrates a positive attitude and the willingness to work effectively in a team. • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development. • Demonstrate aptitude to foster caring and trusting relationships with patients and families in an effort to support patient-focused care. • Ability to maintain a consistent level of productivity and efficiency. • Ability to perform responsibilities in a courteous manner.
• Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. • Patient service orientated, with the ability to effectively work with diversity. • Good work and attendance record are required. Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.