Personal Support Worker (PSW) - Halifax - General Medicine & Surgery

Position Type

Casual

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Personal Support Worker – Acute Care Hospital, Casual Shifts

Job Summary

The Personal Support Worker, under the direction of the immediate Supervisor, provides personal  care services to clients and assists clients with the activities of daily living as described in the care plan, and in accordance with all required internal and external standards of practice.

Hours of Work:

  • Able to work 2-3 shifts per month
  • Able to be scheduled for assignments that are considered “urgent/last minute/early morning” (e.g. called for assignments within 2 hours or from start of shift)
  • Flexible to work all shifts (Days, Evenings and Nights), including  weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays 

Requirements:

  • Must have a Continuing Care Assistant certificate; or have completed 2nd year including clinical from a Registered Nursing program at an accredited University; or have completed 1st year including clinical from a registered LPN program
  • Proof of current CPR (BCLS-HCP) for Healthcare Providers.
  • Proof of current immunization for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMVR)
  • Proof of negative TB skin test within the past one (1) year or negative chest x-ray within the past five (5) years
  • Proof of N95 Mask Fit Test Certificate with a date of issue in the last two years

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide personal care service according to directions on the established care plan and ensure that the physical comfort and safety of the patients are met to the greatest possible extent.
  • Provide personal care that is within the scope of practice of the role; duties include total patient care (e.g., personal care, skin care, hair care, wound care)
  • Observe and document client conditions according to hospital standards
  • Understands and implements infection prevention practices
  • Maintains confidentiality of client information and care
  • Must be willing to undergo a Police Background Check 

Location

Carecor Halifax Office

Number of Openings

50

Duration

Temporary

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