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Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Employer
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Location
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 8, 2024

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Position Details
Posting #: 27304 Department: Alternate Level Care Unit (Combined 6 Tower & 2 Marian) Employee Type: Regular, Part Time If Temporary, Number of Weeks: Union: CUPE Openings Remaining: 1
Schedule
Work Days: Monday to Sunday, Holidays Time of Day: Days, Nights Shift: Rotating, 12 hour Shift Start: 7:00, 19:00 Hours are subject to change based on operational requirements. This position may be scheduled at any of the following sites: Charlton Campus (Hamilton Downtown)
Application Dates
Opening Date: 07/03/24 Closing Date: 14/03/24 Applications must be received online by 12:00 midnight on the Closing Date
Position Description

UNIT PROFILE The Alternate Level of Care (ALC) unit is committed to providing high quality care to a diverse spectrum of patients with simple to complex medical issues. Patients are transferred to the ALC unit once they have been deemed medically stable and are awaiting transfer to alternative facilities or programs (ie. Long-Term Care Homes or Rehabilitation). The main focus of the ALC unit and our interdisciplinary team is special assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of elderly patients with special needs in order to achieve optimal wellness before they are discharged or while awaiting alternate levels of care in the community.
POSITION SUMMARY Under the supervision of registered nursing staff, the Personal Support Worker will be integrated in the unit's model of care to provide direct quality personal care to patients.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Grade 12 Education and successful completion of a 1 year diploma program as a Certified Personal Support Worker
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
GPA and CPI certification preferred
Previous PSW/Customer Service experience preferred
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Record of good attendance

RESPONSIBILITIES

Assisting patients to meet their basic physical, social, psychosocial and emotional needs in accordance with their plan of care
Provides personal care to patients including assistance with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, nutritional needs, toileting, lifts and transfers utilizing a respectful and caring manner/demeanor
Maintains documentation of patients' activities of daily living on flowsheets (Dovetale) and reports to registered staff and changes in patient condition
Engages with patient/client that aligns with a patient family centered care philosophy
Works collaboratively with the patient, families and the interdisciplinary health care team
Maintains a positive attitude and supports unit initiatives and change
Participates in Transfer of Accountability at change of shift
Adhere to SJHH policies and procedures, including IPAC policies and procedures, and code response policies, specifically utilization of prevention and intervention strategies for patients with responsive behaviours

WAGE RATE Hourly: $27.16 ... $28.25 ... $29.32 (plus 14% in lieu of benefits)
PLEASE NOTE Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
St. Joe's fosters an environment where we celebrate diversity, where teams reflect the diversity of the community in which we serve, enhancing the connection to patients, clients, community, and each other.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people. We foster a culture of patient and staff safety where all positions comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of SJHH.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SJHH is committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process - please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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