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

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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 


  • Grade 12 high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a graduate of a Continuing Care Assistant Program plus Continuing Care Assistant certification in the province of Nova Scotia
  • Training in dealing with aggressive/disruptive behaviours i.e./ Non-Violent Crisis intervention or similar


  • Proof of current CPR - Level A 
  • Proof of current immunization for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Hepatitis B
  • 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: Halifax, Nova Scotia


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