Personal Support Worker

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital - Tillsonburg, ON (30+ days ago)

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Posting: Personal Support Worker

Posted on: May 01, 2021
Closing on: May 31, 2021
Position type: Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary

Position Summary

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) is an unregulated health care provider who has graduated from an accredited program, recognized by the Colleges of Ontario, who is a part of the interprofessional collaborative health care team. The PSW’s scope of practice encompasses solely activities that the patient would do for himself or herself if physically and or cognitively able to do so.

Key Responsibilities
Provides personal care, activities of daily living (ADL’s) for medically stable patients, assists with transfers, assists with positioning and mobility exercises, under the direction of the healthcare team, as assigned by the RN/RPN.
Assists with feeding and providing ice water as directed
Observes and reports changes in the patient’s physical, cognitive and/or emotional condition immediately to a RN/RPN.
Listens to, and communicates patient concerns to appropriate team members.
Participates in team conferences to identify and prioritize patient care.
Documents on unit specific documentation and documents using assessment based charting in the electronic health record.
Practices infection control and safety measures in compliance with AHI/TDMH’s policies
Ensures a clean and safe environment for patient care including removing soiled linens, maintaining patient room supplies and equipment.
Greets and orients patient to room and unit.
Responds to call bells and informs appropriate caregiver of need.
Collects, labels and delivers specimens, supplies, equipment and information materials.
Assists ward clerk with clerical duties as needed.
Establishes positive rapport with patients/families and team members.
Contributes to a positive work environment.
Applies the philosophy and principles of patient centered care
Qualifications
Proof of successful completion of a PSW certificate from a recognized Ontario PSW program or completion of a post-secondary diploma in Registered Practical Nursing
Proof of Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Recent, related experience working as a PSW or equivalent experience deemed acceptable to the Hospital
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal communication skills and customer service experience.
Commitment to patient/family centred care with a service oriented attitude
Ability to problem solve and demonstrate initiative within appropriate scope of practice
Knowledge of patient requirements with respect to prescribed diets/menus
Demonstrated knowledge of protocol to escalate concerns
Strong organizational skills and ability to work in fast paced environment.
Able to work independently and in a team environment.
Demonstrated commitment to own professional development and continuing education.
Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis and be available to work all shifts.
Collaborates with other team members.
Is knowledgeable of the roles of other team members and recognizes their contributions.
Other Pertinent Conditions
Must be available to work all shifts as required, which may include; weekends, stat holidays, day and night shifts.
Must be available to work 12 hour shifts

Successful applicants will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check as a condition of the job offer.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process, a reference check will be conducted.

Salary Range: As per the UNIFOR Letter of Understanding ($24.37 per hour to $24.96 per hour)

Applying to this Position

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this opportunity, please forward a resume detailing education and experience to humanresources@tdmh.on.ca (please quote posting number 21-51 on your email)

We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity and dignity in the workplace. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted by TDMH regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.