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PSW, Intensive Care Unit

Guelph General Hospital
Guelph, Ontario
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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Personal Support Worker
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Critical / Urgent Care
Employment Status
Regular Part-time

Intensive Care Unit & Step Down

Job Code

At Guelph General Hospital, we are committed to our Mission of
Together, a healthier community for everyone.

Living our values is important here and if you want to join a team that is compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative and inspired, you can see more details about the position currently available below.
Current Rate of Pay: Min $24.38- Max $ 24.89
Current Shifts: 12 hour shifts, day and night shift rotation

In addition to the hourly rate of pay, this role receives a premium of $2.00/hour, as part of the government funded PSW incentive

Position Summary:
The Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides support to the nursing staff in providing high quality, safe, effective and evidence-based care in partnership with patient and families and GGH's mission, vision, values and policies.
The PSW supports the patient's experience and care outcomes by:

Having a strong focus on client safety and ethical standards
Developing respectful working relationships with patients and families to meet their care needs
Respectful of the dignity and individuality of each patient
Providing personal care to meet the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of each patient observing, assessing, and reporting changes in patients' behaviors and activities
Participating in a multidisciplinary team environment

In this role, you will:

Have ongoing opportunities to learn and grow with a generous professional development program via our education assistance fund and in-house development programs
Have access to an amazing total rewards package which includes competitive pay, health and dental benefits, Short and long term disability and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) where we match your contributions by 126%
Be a part of an organization committed to the well-being of our workforce
Support the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team's commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression through our actions
Be a part of a team of high performing health care professionals

Guelph is the perfect location for health care professionals seeking to make the most of life's experiences. From our expansive trails and waterways to internationally recognized arts and cultural events, to diverse restaurants and craft breweries, the Royal City has something for everyone

It's one of Ontario's most robust and growing economies
You will have access to excellent schools which include a university and college
There are multiple centres of faith reflected in the community

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certificate from a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care approved program
BLS (Basic Life Support) certification
Experience with electronic documentation, preferably in Meditech
Intermediate computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Demonstrated knowledge of WHMIS, Emergency Codes and Privacy Legislation
Knowledge and experience following universal precautions and infection control practices
Experience providing and supporting patients with Activities of Daily Living by assisting with personal hygiene (bathing, dressing, hair care, mouth care, nail care, and shaving)
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner as well as collaboratively within a team, in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service when interacting with patients, families, colleagues and physicians
Physically capable of performing lifts, turns, transfers and transporting of patients
Knowledge and experience with ensuring skin integrity and reducing pressure injuries
Experience assisting with comfort measures and patient safety by ensuring the environment is clean, tidy and free of hazards
Demonstrates excellent problem-solving, decision making and critical thinking
Excellent organizational and communication skills

Come and join our team if you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you will be support and empowered.

All positions at GGH contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. GGH is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities. In pursuit of GGH's vision of together, a healthier community for everyone, all employees are responsible for practicing the values of being compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative, and inspired to provide the highest quality care and experience for patients and their families.

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