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Casual PSW (Personal Support Worker), Job offer in Ottawa, Ontario

Job description
Reports to: Director of Care
 
JOB SUMMARY:
 
Works as part of a team with other personnel of the residence, in providing for the comfort, safety and well-being of each resident.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education:
 
  • Community College Health Care Attendant/Personal Support Worker Certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification
 
Background:
 
  • Two years or more experience, preferably in a geriatric setting;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Empathy for, and understanding of the needs of the elderly
 
Personal Requirements:
 
  • Work as part of a team
  • Capable of adapting to different situations and change
  • Keen interest in working with seniors
 
FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Delivered and received report at the beginning and end of each shift;
  • Receives direction, assignment and evaluation of work from the RPN (charge nurse);
  • Provides care with personal hygiene, dressing, bathing, etc., for each resident as assigned according to the individual care plans.
  • Orders supplies from the kitchen as needed and stores supplies upon receipt;
  • Sets-up, delivers and returns meal trays to residents as required, due to illness, injury or special circumstances as approved by the charge nurse;
  • reports any changes in a residents’ physical, mental or emotional conditions to the RPN (charge nurse) and/or DOC;
  • Answers call bells promptly, and responds to residents needs and requests;
  • Assists in the preparation and serving meals;
  • Notifies shift supervisor in the event of an emergency and assists in implementing emergency interventions as delegated by the charge nurse or DOC;
  • Practices infection control protocol;
  • Reports all resident and staff incidents/accidents immediately to charge nurse and/or DOC;
  • Records on each resident’s check list daily;
  • Reports malfunctioning of equipment, repairs needed, fire hazards to front desk or charge nurse.
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