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Personal Support Worker

Job Information
Author mcampbell
Date May 5, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Kensington Village
Salary 19.88 - Per Hour
Location London, ON
Category Medical / Health
Contact Information
mcampbell@svch.ca

COMPANY Sharon Village Care Homes ADDRESS Kensington Village 1340 Huron Street London, Ontario N5V 3R3

POSITION

Personal Care Provider – Medical

PURPOSE

Under the direction of the RPN/RN Charge Nurse, Director of Care, the HCA/PSW provides individualized hands-on care for an assigned group of residents in order to promote the residents comfort, dignity and safety according to the residents individualized needs.

The HCA/PSW provides safe care and services to assigned residents and documents all personal care and services provided in Point of Care and on appropriate flow sheets/tools.

Responsible to:

  • RN/RPN Charge Nurse

Responsibilities/ Job Duties:

  • To provide personal hygiene and grooming to each resident according to identified and individualized needs (i.e. bathing, dressing, shaving, hair care, nail care, toileting and incontinence care, oral care etc)
  • To follow care as outlined in the Plan of Care.
  • To document in POC all care provided and observations
  • To participate in RAI-MDS process and provide input as to effectiveness of current interventions
  • To observe and report changes in resident’s condition to the RN/RPN.
  • To assist with the admission, transfer and discharge of residents.
  • To cooperate and collaborate with all members of the interdisciplinary team, including resident and family in establishing individualized care according to needs and choices.
  • To handle residents with respect and dignity, ensuring comfort and safety.
  • To maintain resident’s environment in a clean, sanitary, orderly and safe manner.
    • To maintain good housekeeping standards in working areas at all times, wiping up spills, etc., and as specified in work procedures.
    • To encourage residents in their abilities in the activities of daily living.
    • To respond to requests for assistance and/or call bells promptly.
    • To cooperate and/or assist in the activities and programs as developed to promote the well-being of the resident.
    • To assist with meal service and provide assistance in eating as required.
    • To assist residents as required to obtain maximum benefit from their meals.
    • To serve between meal and bedtime nourishments.
    • To remove dirty linens to laundry area and to restock clean linen areas.
    • To distribute clean personal clothing to resident rooms and put away neatly in closets/drawers.
    • To use physical facilities, supplies and equipment effectively and economically.
    • To promote safety – to work in a safe manner and to report any unsafe condition, working manner or habit.
    • To report all incidents or accidents of residents, staff or visitors.
    • To attend and participate in staff meetings and in-service training.
    • To be responsible to know the procedures to be followed in case of fire, disaster, or any emergency situation.
    • To follow proper infection control practices and proper use of PPE.’s.
  • To perform any other duties as requested by the Supervisor

Terms of Employment:  Permanent, Full Time – Shared at Kensington Village and Earl’s Court  -both are Sharon Village Care Homes

Language of Work: English
Location of Work: Kensington Village     1340 Huron Street London, Ontario

N5V 3R3
Earl’s Court

1390 Highbury Avenue N. London, Ontario N5V 4R8

Wage: As per Uniform Collective agreement

Probation $19.88

Start         $20.48

1 year     $20.89

2 year     $21.19 ** This is a unionized position and wage would start at the probation rate.  Following probation of one year or 450 hours, applications will be eligible for start wage rate.

Benefits: In lieu of coverage for health and welfare, sick time and paid holidays, part time employees shall receive a benefits allowance in addition to their wages as follows:

Ten percent (10%) of wages. Note: no pension clawback

QUALIFICATIONS:

Formal:

  • Completion of Personal Support Service certificate program is preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Long Term Care is preferred

Personal Skills:

  • Ability to work with people and to follow directions from others.
  • Willingness to follow company policies.
  • Must be physically able use equipment safely during resident lifts and transfers
  • Must be an effective team player that works well with others.
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively with long-term care Residents and families
  • Be able to deal with unusual situations; set priorities; deal with stress and time pressures.
  • Follow guidelines, policies, and procedures established by the Sharon Village Care Homes.
  • Be aware of the MOHLTC LTC Quality Inspection Program, LTCHA 2007 and Regs. 79/10

Education & Training:

  • Some secondary school education and on-the-job training required.
  • Must participate in annual training sessions relating to:
  • Fire Safety
  • Occupational Health & Safety Reviews
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Lifting Practices
  • Abuse & Neglect recognition and prevention
  • Other education and training sessions as required through the MOHLTC LTCHA 2007 Regs. 79/10.
  • Education sessions will be provided in house, externally or through on-line learning.
  • Other department Specific Education programs
  • mcampbell@svch.ca
  • Please send all resumes to the following email address c/o Melanie Campbell DOC
  • Contact Information
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