Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Worker:
Qualification of our PSW;
1. Enjoys working with elders/seniors
2. PSW training certificate from recognized Ontario institution
3. Current – Standard First Aid and CPR-
4. Current – Police Criminal Reference Check-
5. Reliable/Punctual respects schedule
6. Valid driver’s licence and reliable transportation
7. Ability to work independently and able to make sensible judgment when needed
8. Excellent communications and listening skills
9. Compassionate, Caring, Empathetic and Patient
10. Calm nature with the ability to work in a stressful environment
11. Physically and mentally fit to handle the demands of care giving
12. Able to treat elders like one of their own family member
13. Secondary language(s)

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Personal support worker has a wide scope of responsibilities/duties throughout the day;

  •   Co-operate with all members of the healthcare team
  •   Follow the protocol of the designated work
  •   Promotes safety and works in a safe manner
  •   Assists with range of motion exercises and other rehabilitative measures
  •   Changes bed linen, towels and performs laundry related tasks
  •   Assistance with all aspects of personal hygiene with dignity
  •   Takes and records blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, body weight and height
  •   Assists with ambulation and mobilization of patients
  •   Assistance with taking medication/reminding to take on-time
  •   Works as a supportive care worker for palliative care and hospice patients
  •   Observes and reports clinical and treatment findings, behavioral changes and changes in  ongoing conditions
  •   Maintains records and documents procedures
  •   Provides emotional support to patients and families
  •   Assists with meal preparation, grocery shopping, feeding, dietary planning, food handling
  •   Practices universal precautions and maintains a clean working environment

To summarize, our personal support worker will do everything that needs to be done for the client while on duty, within the scope of the service agreement.