PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER (6 POSITIONS) (RE-POST)
Toronto Rehab Institute, Bickle Centre
Staffing Resource Team
Manager, Staffing Resource Team
37.5 hours per week
Wage range or Salary:
$25.03 to $25.80 per hour (start rate determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Permanent Full Time
8-hour shifts, day/evening rotation, alternate weekends
September 12th 2023
September 26th 2023
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
Note the role will require you to work at our Bickle Centre site (130 Dunn Avenue).
Our dynamic, interprofessional team consists of, but is not limited to, physicians, nurses, health care assistants, respiratory therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, dietitians, social work, pharmacy, and spiritual and religious care. A key focus of the health care team is the promotion of quality patient outcomes and exceptional patient experiences.
The Personal Support Worker (PSW) is a member of the inter-professional care team and is expected to maintain a collaborative and active working relationship with team members in the provision of patient care. Additionally, the PSW will be expected to:
Assist patients with activities of daily living: This includes feeding, lifts and transfers, bathing, skin care, oral hygiene, and toileting.
Perform tasks delegated by an RN or RPN in compliance with the RHPA for which appropriate education and training has been completed. RNs and RPNs will be responsible for the oversight of the PSW when performing the delegated tasks. Delegated tasks can include actions that involve insertion of a digit or instrument into a body cavity, or any care or procedure under the dermis, for example.
Communicate and demonstrate basic information in accordance with a patient’s pre-established Plan of Care.
Ensure a safe environment for patients and staff by reporting and documenting unsafe conditions such as broken equipment as well as any patient behavioral, physical, or cognitive changes. Safety concerns must be reported to an RN, RPN or other regulated health provider, in compliance with patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.
Complete and maintain related patient records and progress notes, as per hospital policy.
Education: Successful completion of a PSW program from an accredited community college
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certificate;
Behavioral management training (such as PIECES, U-First, CPI) is considered an asset
Ability to handle daily mild to moderate physical exertion (i.e. constant standing, walking, climbing, reaching and frequent movement) on an occasional to frequent basis;
- Acute care and/or previous rehab experience considered an asset;
- Good attendance record is required;
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical grounds pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Why join UHN?
In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.
Competitive offer packages
- Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP https://hoopp.com/)
Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
A flexible work environment
- Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)
Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.