Personal Support Worker

Company
Geraldton District Hospital
Geraldton, ON
Personal Support Worker
Casual

Geraldton District Hospital is seeking a Personal Support Worker (PSW) to deliver resident focused
personal care to the residents of the John Owen’s Evans Residence.

Duties Include:
Performs any related duties delegated by the RN or RPN, within their scope of practice.
Assists residents/patients with all daily living activities, including bathing, toileting, dressing,
mobility and feeding; according to their plan of care.
Makes and changes resident/patient beds, cleans and tidies resident/patient rooms.
Recognizes and reports concerns and changes in resident/patient behavior/condition to the RN
or RPN and documents observations in the resident’s electronic chart.
Distributes fluids and snack to residents/patients according to their plan of care.
Spend one-to-one (1:1) or group time with the residents of the home during down times.
Answers call bells and assists residents/patients with needs
Communicates day-to-day resident/patient occurrences to RN or RPN
Assists in escorting residents to specific programs and activities and diagnostic tests.
Performs specific interventions according to individual resident/patient care plans
Assists with admission and transfer of residents/patients
Measures and records intake and output and collects specimens as requested
Operates mechanical lifts and utilizes assistive devices as directed and trained for.
Stocking and distribution of supplies to the residents’ rooms, tub rooms, dining room, etc.
Ensures assistive devices are labeled and cleaned as per assistive aide washing schedule.
Labeling and replacement of oral care supplies quarterly at a minimum
Completion of resident Nursing Restorative Programs, exercises and related documentation

Qualifications:
Graduate of a recognized Personal Support Worker Course or equivalent program
Current CPR certification
Experience working with seniors and/or chronic care residents in a health care facility is an asset
Excellent communication skills, including written documentation
Ability to work as a team member
Demonstrated positive public relations skills in the performance of duties
Must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the job
Ability to communicate in both official languages would be an asset

Geraldton District Hospital is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to
applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process

Please submit your application and resume in confidence, by email, to hr@geraldtondh.com