Personal Support Worker - Way Home Unit (H2)

Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
Severn Bridge, Ontario
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Job Number:
Job Title:
Personal Support Worker - Way Home Unit (H2)
Way Home (Harvie 2)
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Job Category:
Support Services
Open Positions:
Date Posted:
April 25, 2022
Closing Date:
May 3, 2022
$23.32 - $23.79/Hour
Hours of Work:
All shifts (Days, Nights, Weekends)
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in the City of Orillia - a beautiful community nestled along the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Orillia offers an environment where a health work/life balance is easy to achieve as exceptional urban amenities, natural resources, points of interest, and recreational opportunities abound.

People have always been OSMH's greatest strength. Our committed team has helped our community for over a century. We offer an environment where each individual works interdependently towards common goals: we value Trust, Courage and Teamwork. We are an organization where individuals' contributions are valued and there are many opportunities for personal growth and development.
Position Summary
Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN)/Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), or other regulated health care professionals, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) performs assigned functions including ADL's, ambulation, and assisting patients with activities both in the community (in patients homes) and on the Wayhome/Harvie2 unit. These functions support the health care team in assisting patients in activities of daily living and supports the effective operations of the ALC/Transitional patient care area. The PSW shall provide patient care consistent with the unit specific duties and statement of limitations of the PSW classification and in accordance with all Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (OSMH) policies and procedures.
The PSW will also work within the community to support our home visiting program (OSMH At Home). Duties will include:

Visits patients in their own homeFollows care plans, and ensures the provision of patient-focused care
Provides supervision and/or assistance to patients in activities of daily living including eating, dressing, transferring, toileting, hygiene, grooming, and bathing as per patient care plans
Provides cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual support
Provides oral and dental careProvides medication cueing if indicatedAdheres to all OSMH policies, procedures and routines
Documents all duties performed in a clear and concise mannerReports any concerns, changes in behavior to the System Coordinator
Completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent required.Personal Support Worker Certificate obtained from an accredited college program, obtained
since 1997 required.
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Standard First Aid certificates requiredCompletion of GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approach) training within past 2 yearsMinimum two to three years work experience in last five years in a hospital, long term care
facility or residential home.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal with the public in a
courteous manner.
Proven commitment to continuous learning and professional growth.Ability to function as a team member in a collaborative environment.Ability to accept direction and work independently.Knowledge of computers and other job related technology.Satisfactory work performance and attendance record history.Available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays.Available for call-in on short noticeMust have a valid drivers license and reliable vehicle to support community care


It is a requirement that every member of the Way Home Unit is available for all shifts.
Our Employees Enjoy
a professional practice environmenta collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamworkwellness initiativescontinuing education grantsemployee recognition and assistance programsa competitive salary and benefits packageequal opportunities for growth and development
Employment Equity
OSMH is committed to diversity and equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.
Accomodation in the Workplace
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, equal opportunity and maintaining a barrier-free selection process for job applicants. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known to the Human Resources department when contacted. All requests are handled confidentially.
Health & Safety Responsibilities
OSMH is committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive working environment by treating team members and patients with compassion accountability respect and engagement.

All team members must adhere to OSMH's Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and protocols, as well as the duties of workers as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Team members must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position which may include cognitive and physical demands.

As a condition of employment, new employees are required to complete an employment health assessment and must be cleared by the Occupational Health and Safety Team prior to orientation.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital's Occupational Health and Safety department.
OSMH is a minimal fragrance workplace. We kindly ask all applicants to refrain from using scented products should they have the occasion to interview with the hospital. As a condition of employment OSMH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation and evidence of course completion. It is also a condition of employment that all new employees will be required to present an original vulnerable sector check within 90 days of commencing employment and must sign an Offense Declaration upon receipt of an offer of employment.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply online before 11:59 pm on the posting close date. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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