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Personal Support Worker

Abicare Medical Staffing
Greater Toronto Area, ON
$21–$24 an hour - Part-time, Full-time, Casual

Location

Greater Toronto Area, ON

Benefits
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  • Flexible schedule

Full job description

About us

Abicare Medical Staffing agency is a premier provider of quality medical staffing services. We are committed to providing top notch staffing solutions to nursing homes, healthcare facilities and individuals requiring our services.

We are a Medical and Non Medical Staffing agency who specialises in providing health care professionals as needed to Hospitals, nursing homes and individual families requiring our services giving personalised assistance in home, hospital, long-term assisted living facilities and other places of residence.

Place of Employment: Client homes, work sites outside of the client home as required and other work sites as required by management.

Accountable to Supervisor or Nurse-in-Charge.

Job Summary: The PSW is a front line position acting as a representative of the company and providing the services offered by the company. The PSW duties are not limited to those listed as the position has a wide scope of duties at times dependent on the client and always under the auspices of the company. The PSW will mostly work independently of co-workers or supervisors and therefore must balance good judgement and initiative along with the policies of the company.

It should be noted that emphasis is for the PSW to involve the client in the care program to help provide the client with the basic standards of healthy living as follows:

  • Physical Activity
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Personal Contact
  • Independence
  • Nutrition
  • Relaxation
  • Humour
  • Dignity

Work Hours: This position may require various shifts at various times (including nights, weekends etc. ) in one or more work sites.

Duties: The following list of duties is a guideline of possible duties to be performed independently or as a group of duties in the course of working with the client. The PSW duties are not limited to those listed.

Companionship

Providing customers with a strong sense of self-esteem and independence. Taking a genuine interest in the client, their life and their environment will help create true sense of companionship. Whether it is playing a favourite board game or card game, reading, taking a stroll or visiting with friends and neighbours, companionship provides the depth of our services.

Housekeeping, Laundry, and Pet Care

The PSW will provide dusting, cleaning of carpets and furniture, changing bedding, scrubbing the bathroom; pre-washing, washing, drying, ironing and folding laundry; cleaning ,caring for houseplants; taking out garbage and general tidying of living spaces as required or requested. It also includes caring for pets including grooming, feeding and exercising

Personal Care

This including assisting with grooming needs such as hair care, shaving, cleaning teeth/dentures; supervising or assisting with tub baths, showers, sponge baths, and bed baths; assisting with dressing and undressing; assisting with mobilization activities including turning, transferring, exercising, and walking; assisting with toilet and/or commode needs; assisting with eating or feeding; monitoring vital signs such as blood pressures, pulse and respiration. It also includes reminding the client to take their prescription medications. It does not include cutting of toenails or fingernails, changing dressings, or administering medications unless specifically delegated by the supervising nurse.

Kitchen Work

Grocery shopping, preparing menus and meals, cooking, baking, serving, assisting with eating, washing and drying dishes and general tidying up is included.

Transportation and Escort

A PSW may drive their car and transport a client to an appointment or errand if the PSW has written authorization from the company to do so. The PSW may also escort the client to appointments or errands providing a helping hand or shoulder to lean on.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in direct patient care
  • Personal Support Worker certificate or equivalent from an accredited college
  • Gentle persuasive training knowledge will be an advantage
  • Experience working with seniors
  • Current CPR and First Aid
  • Vulnerable Sector police check required
  • Valid driver’s licence and reliable transportation
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Able to work in a stressful environment.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to handle the demands of care giving.
  • Truly passionate about providing excellent care
  • Enthusiasm about promoting and maintaining health
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and a willingness to go the extra mile for your clients
  • A positive attitude
  • Respectful and reliable

General Notes:

The PSW will be required to maintain a safe working environment for themselves and their clients. There may be emergency situations where the PSW will have to react quickly with sound judgement. The scope of duties described in this document may not include all duties to be performed by the PSW and is subject to change.

Job Types: Casual, Part-time, Full-time

Salary: $21.00-$24.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Education:

  • Secondary School (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Greater Toronto Area, ON (preferred)

Work Location: In person