The PSW’s within STEGH’s Resource Team wi ill be trained to work between multiple units. Alternating between the Acute Medical Unit, Surgical Inpatient, Continuing Care Centre, Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit departments; the Float PSW will be assigned to their department upon arrival for each shift. The PSW will be working at their full scope of practice and will be responsible for performing basic patient care functions, assisting patients with activities of daily living and other duties assigned. The PSW will be responsible for documenting on unit specific documentation forms, observing and reporting changes in patient conditions to appropriate team members and practicing infection control and safety measures in accordance with Hospital policies and procedures.
Must be available for 11.25-hour day, night, weekend and statutory holiday tours, and other tours assigned by the hospital.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Personal Support Worker Certificate from a recognized post-secondary educational institution or completion of a minimum of two (2) years’ BScN or completed one (1) year of RPN program
Current BCLS certification
Must be able to adapt quickly to new environments as the department in which worked may change at a moment’s notice commencing and during the scheduled shift.
Ability to assess changing situations quickly and respond accordingly
Proven ability to work independently utilizing strong organizational, leadership and problem-solving skills
Basic computer skills
Both an excellent performance and attendance record required.
Continuing Education Required:
Maintain competencies to ensure they are relevant and up to date on a continuing basis
Maintain and continuously enhance competencies through continuous learning in order to base practice on knowledge and skills relevant to client health needs
Reflect on competencies in relation to changes occurring in the surrounding society and health environment in order to acquire and develop new competencies on an ongoing basis