Personal Support Worker
Sault Area Hospital
Sault Ste Marie, ON , Canada
5d ago

DEPARTMENT : Complex Continuing Care- 2CRATE : $22.01 to $22.44 hourly JOB CODE : 5030.8 SHIFT : Shift Work DUTIES : 1. Report any changes in patient condition or occurrences / incidents immediately to the nurse.

  • 2. Assist with aspects of activities of daily living which includes positioning in bed or chair; giving of a bath : attending to proper grooming and dressing;
  • making occupied and unoccupied beds and serving food and beverages to patients. 3. Assist with ambulation as appropriate.

    4. Ensure dirty linen is placed in the dirty utility room. 5. Assist with patient admissions, transfers and discharges. 6.

    Operate mechanical lifts and utilizes assistive devices as directed. 7. Assist with collection of basic patient data which includes : height, weight, and measurement of intake and output.

    May take and record vital signs once education package has been done. 8. Collect urine, stool or sputum specimens as requested.

    9. Assist with preparation of patients for transport. 10. Provide constant care or close observation to patients as directed.

    11. Answer telephone and patient’s call lights and locate nursing staff as necessary. 12. Speak with patients and families and communicates pertinent information to appropriate nurse.

  • 13. Ensure that spiritual and religious practices and needs are respected. 14. Contribute to the psycho-social needs of patients by assisting them in programs and activities;
  • encouraging and promoting independence; encouraging participation in programs designed to meet physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social needs;
  • respecting a residents’ personal property. 15. Assist with care of the patient after death. 16. Contribute to the efficient and competent management of the unit by attending and participating in care conferences;
  • accurately reporting observations to the nurse; recording on appropriate work sheets; answering phone and taking messages;
  • attending scheduled in-service sessions; informing the nurse about the whereabouts of all patients in his / her care. 17.

    Comply with hospital infection control practices and isolation procedures. 18. Keep service areas clean and organized i.

    e. utility rooms and treatment rooms. 19. Keep patient’s environment clean and report any safety hazards. 20. Maintain the confidentiality of all patient information.

    21. Assist with patient care duties on other units, as needed. 22. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS : 1.Personal Support Worker certification from an approved college program.

    KNOWLEDGE : 2.Knowledge of patient care requirements and equipment specific to the clinical area. 3.Computer literacy in a Microsoft environment.

    ABILITY : 4.Ability to meet physical demands of the job, including extended standing, walking, lifting and climbing using proper technique.

    5.Ability to work effectively and efficiently as a team member in a fast paced environment in stressful situations. 6.Ability to maintain successful working relationships with the interdisciplinary team to achieve positive patient outcomes and meet and interact with people in a pleasant, professional, responsible and reassuring manner.

    7.Ability to read, write and communicate to perform the duties of the position. 8.Ability to organize time effectively to perform the duties of the position.

    9.Human relations skills including empathy, sensitivity, understanding of human behavior, motivational techniques and counseling skills (e.

    g. teaching patients). 10.Behaviour consistent with Hospital Mission, Values and Standards of Performance.

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