Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Services
Whitby, ON
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is seeking a part-time Patient Care Attendant (PCA) to work in our Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Clinic. This clinic provides Electroconvulsive Therapy to registered Ontario Shores inpatients and outpatients.The position will work within an interdisciplinary team to support patients who are receiving this service.

Reporting to the registered nursing staff in charge, the PCA’s responsibilities include:
  • Assisting the transportation of inpatients and outpatients attending ECT pre and post treatment within the hospital
  • Escorting patients to scheduled appointments within the hospital
  • Maintaining routine levels of patient observation
  • Assisting the interdisciplinary team with pre treatment activities
  • Assisting with the application of appropriate restraints when required
  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment by participating in clinic activities such as Safety Huddles
  • Assisting with communication of appointment reminders and ECT pre-treatment preparation
  • Functioning as a member of the interdisciplinary team by assisting nursing and clinical staff with general operations.
Qualifications Required and Preferred
  • Personal Support Worker diploma.
  • Current CPR – Level HCP (Health Care Provider)
  • Montessori-based and/or U-First training an asset
  • Experience working with special populations eg. geriatric, LTC, acquired brain injury.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of patient care skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant policies and legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and
Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
  • Demonstrated ability to assist staff in providing personal care to patients and observe and report changes in
patients’ condition and behaviour.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge/experience with computers
  • Meditech experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hospital security and safety procedures.
  • Proven excellent interpersonal and effective oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under the direction of registered staff
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the position.
  • Demonstrate safe lifting and transferring skills
  • Must be available to work various daytime, nights and weekend shifts
  • Proven good attendance record with the capability of maintaining this same standard.
Closing Date
Personal information you provide to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is collected pursuant to the Public Hospitals Act R.S.O 1990, c. P.40. It will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment. At all times it will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Leader, Privacy & Access at 700 Gordon St. Whitby, ON L1N 5S9; 905-430-4055 ext. 6712 or refer to the Privacy & Access pages on the Ontario Shores website. Upon request, individual accommodation can be provided to applicants who meet the required qualifications outlined in the job descriptions, and have been invited for an interview. For questions and concerns, please contact Human Resources at 905.430.4055 ext. 6191.
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Ontario Shores is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. Ontario Shores is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.