Personal Support Worker

  • Company:
    City of Thunder Bay
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

General Information:As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:PhotosAny certificates that have photo identificationDriver’s licencesPolice records checksNote: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Divisionshould you be the successful applicant.If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.ACCOMMODATION: Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Clinical Manager and the direction of the registered nurse on duty, participates in the provision of care for the residents.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides basic nursing care based on each resident’s developed care plan and within the framework of an established nursing program.Encourages and supports resident participation in activities of daily living.Provides input into the development and maintenance of resident care plans and participates in resident care conferences.Reports changes in residents’ physical and mental condition to the Registered Nurse and documents as per policy.Participates in maintaining a safe environment for residents and staff, demonstrating an appropriate response to emergencies and safety procedures.Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience:Successful completion of a recognized personal support worker program approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term CareSkills/Abilities:A genuine interest and understanding of the needs of the elderly is necessaryAbility to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writingMust be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety ActAssets:Experience in caring for the elderly would be an assetCertification in CPR would be an assetPHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires constant standing/walking; frequent squatting/crouching; unilateral lifting 1- 25 lbs. frequently, bilateral lifting 50+ lbs. frequently, 15 – 75 lbs. occasionally; push/pull 5 – 100 lbs. frequently.Occasional = up to 33% of working day; Frequent = 34 – 66% of working day; Constant = 67 – 100% of working day.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 2Must have successfully undergone a ”two step” tuberculosis skin test within the 12 months prior to employment