CUPE JOB POSTING #897193
Position: Patient Care Assistant (2 positions)
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Neurovascular Unit
Reports To: Manager
Scale/Grade: Level 56
Salary Range: $24.54 - $25.31 per hour (Start rate: $24.54 per hour in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Shifts: 8 & 12 hour shifts; days/evenings/weekends
Status: Permanent Part-time
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Patient Care Assistant in our Neurovascular Unit.
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada.
The Neurovascular Unit (NVU) at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre is the first unit of its kind in Canada. We champion a vision of right environment, for the right patient at the right time. Ours is a world-class care centre offering a 26 bed in-patient unit which includes 6 High Acuity Level II beds for patients who require specialized monitoring and extra care and 4 telemetry beds for patients who require cardiac monitoring.
Neurovascular health involves the brain, spinal cord and blood vessels. Disorders and conditions of the neurovascular system include:
blood vessel aneurysms
vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
The Patient Care Assistant participates in direct and indirect patient care activities, in order to carry out the multidisciplinary plan of care. The scope of activities is directed and assigned by the Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse member of the team. To support the provision of excellent patient care, the principal responsibilities of the Patient Care Assistant include: performing basic patient care functions which contribute to the implementation of the multidisciplinary plan of care; assisting with patient nutritional needs; performing interventions to collect and document patient care information; reporting appropriate information; ensuring patient oxygen therapy is maintained; performing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation functions, as required; 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 and participating in identifying patient care priorities; performing departmental duties; following strict adherence to confidentiality policies; attending seminars, workshops and clinic days to facilitate personal and professional growth; performing other duties consistent to the job classification or clinical specialty, as required.
At minimum, completion of high school
Completion of a Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program
Completion of a Health Care Aide/PSW Program at the certificate level required
Recent six (6) months direct patient care experience
Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language
Demonstrated independence, a positive attitude and the willingness to work effectively in a team
Ability to facilitate unit functioning and smooth patient care flow
Ability to maintain a consistent level of productivity and efficiency.
Ability to perform responsibilities in a courteous manner
Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task
Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Complies with UHN and departmental policies
Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job required including: ability to stand, stoop, walk, bend, lift, push, pull and reach without any physical discomfort on a continuous basis; transferring patients with appropriate assistance; ability to stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift in excess of 40 kg.
May be required to work at multiple areas as well as rotating shifts in emergency situations
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Posting Date: May 18, 2022 Closing Date: May 31, 2022
If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications will be given first consideration.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.