Personal Support Worker "Health Care Technician" Days, Evenings, Nights, Includes Weekends (Full-Time)
Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada
St. Catharines, Ontario
23h ago

Job Summary :

Our Health Care Technicians, Palliative and / or Acute Medically Complex have unique opportunities to use their talents every day with palliative and / or acute medically complex clients respectively.

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, Directing (DRN) the Care Technician will be providing direct, hands-on care to clients in the clients’ homes in conjunction with our nursing and / or Home Care programs.

The Care Technician will work collaboratively and be in direct communication with the DRN through a virtual electronic monitoring system which enables the Care Technician to provide real time information to the DRN.

Training will be provided to support advanced skill sets and requirements.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Under the direction of the DRN the HCT observes and documents clinical data in the patient’s electronic medical record as per VON guidelines
  • Under the direction of the DRN the HCT provides personal care to support activities of daily living and medication administration.
  • Is in direct contact with the DRN through a virtual real time electronic monitoring system .
  • In collaboration with the DRN contributes to the development and modification of a patient’s care plan based on patient outcomes observed and reported directly to the DRN .
  • Under the direction of the DRN will identifies if additional resources are required in the home e.g. home support, and coordinates required needs with the eShift office on scheduling.
  • Communicates and collaborates with the family / care giver of the patient to ensure a positive patient experience under the direction of the DRN.
  • External and Internal Relationships :

  • Frequently communicates and interacts with Registered Nurses.
  • Engages with clients and client’s family members.
  • Communicates directly with the eShift administrative support staff.
  • Education, Designations and Experience :

  • Personal Support Worker (PSW) certification.
  • Developmental Support Worker (DSW) certification will be considered.
  • One (1) to two (2) years’ experience as a PSW.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundamentals of Palliative Care- Level I (course completion or a commitment to take the next available course within the first year of employment).
  • Experience in Palliative or acute care (hospital) preferred.
  • AHPCE course completion is an asset.
  • Skill Requirements :

  • Ability to learn and demonstrate competency for additional hands on clinical skill required to support a patient’s activities of daily living (e.
  • g. subcutaneous medications, G-Tube feeds and flushes, bladder irrigation)

  • Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments.
  • Awareness of community resources.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated basic observation and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in, and aptitude for, ongoing skills training as well as the ability to implement learned skills and behaviors.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, take direction well and to work independently.
  • Other :

  • Must have access to a personal vehicle for business use and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Willingness to travel to neighboring communities.
  • Current criminal background check including a vulnerable sector screen
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities : Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics;
  • Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements

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