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Personal Support Worker - Emergency Room

Orilla Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
Orillia, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Personal Support Worker
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
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 as an unregulated care provider, with patients who require close observation, according to the Patient Observation Policy. These functions support the health care team in assisting patients in activities of daily living, supports the effective operations of patient care areas, while adhering to the guidelines according to the level of patient observation as assigned by the RN or RPN. The PSW shall provide patient care consistent with the unit specific duties, including but not limited to transportation of patients to diagnostic tests/procedures by wheelchair or stretcher as required, ordering and stocking of "special order" items as required, and statement of limitations of the PSW classification and in accordance with all Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (OSMH) policies and procedures.

Qualifications• Completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent required.• Personal Support Worker Certificate obtained from an accredited college program or equivalent (2nd year RPN/RN students will be considered), obtained since 1997 required.• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Standard First Aid certificates required• Completion of GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approach) training within past 2 years• Minimum 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 notice

Our Employees Enjoy
• a professional practice environment• a collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork• wellness initiatives• continuing education grants• employee recognition and assistance programs• a competitive salary and benefits package• equal 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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