The Personal Support Worker participates in direct and indirect patient care activities in order to carry out the Interprofessional care plan. The scope of activities are directed and assigned by the RN or RPN. To support the provision of excellent pati ent care, the principal responsibilities of the Personal Support Worker include: performing basic patient care functions which contribute to the implementation of the Interprofessional care plan; assisting with patient nutritional needs; contributing to the patient information collection/documentation process; practicing infection control and safety measures to maintain the highest standard of patient care/safety; ensuring a clean and safe environment for patient care/treatment; contributing to patient assessment; performing transportation function; performing departmental duties, following strict adherence to confidentiality policies; performing cross-functional and other duties consistent with the job classification or clinical specialty, as requir ed.
- A Personal Support Worker certificate or diploma from an accredited college.
- Completion of Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) required.
- Newly hired PSWs must make application for registration with the PSW Registry within 3 months’ of hire as a co ndition of employment.
- Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language.
- 1 - 2 years of recent relevant work experience.
- Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and other relevant legislation.
- Knowledge of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.
- Knowledge of Hospital and departmental pol icies, procedures, protocols and practices and Emergency Codes.
- Work is moderately heavy involving lifting, considerable walking, and standing, bending, pushing and pulling of equipment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of infection control.
- Demonstra tes a positive attitude and the willingness to work effectively in a team.
- Demonstrated commitment to on-going learning and professional development.
- Demonstrate aptitude to foster caring and trusting relationships with patients and families in a n effort to support patient focused care.
- Ability to maintain a consistent level of productivity and efficiency.
- Ability to perform responsibilities in a courteous manner.
- Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Patient service orientated, with the ability to effectively work with diversity.
- Good work and attendance record is required.
- Must be prepared to work in all areas of the Medicine Health Service.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN)(formerly Toronto East General Hospital) agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff policies and procedures set by MGH.
- All employees are accountable for protectin g the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.