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Personal Support Worker, Career Opportunity in Blenheim, Ontario

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • To adhere to the plan of care as determined by the supervisor;
  • To facilitate residents’ move in and transfers where applicable;
  • To observe and report on residents/clients care/service utilizing appropriate Revera forms or tools;
  • To assist the resident/client with personal care and hygiene and activities of daily living;
  • To observe and report on changes in residents/clients condition to supervisor;
  • To escalate medical emergencies to supervisor or emergency medical services as appropriate;
  • To plan and prepare nutritious meals as required;
  • To assist with ambulation, mobilization, transferring and adaptive aids;
  • To demonstrate understanding of resident/client needs and maximize abilities;
  • To provide cognitive, social, emotional, and psychological support to the resident/client/family;
  • To maintain resident/client information confidentiality;
  • To respond to resident/client/family concerns and ensure appropriate action taken within decision making authority and or concern communicated to supervisor;
  • To assist in maintaining a safe and cleanly environment, including residents/clients equipment , belongings, and nursing equipment;
  • To observe & report to the Client Service Supervisor any concerns regarding client’s safety, including physical environment, implement interventions as directed by his/her supervisor & advocate on client’s behalf to ensure client’s safety is maintained;
  • To engage with other agencies involved in resident/client care as directed;
  • To attend in services to develop knowledge and skills;
  • To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct;
  • To complete all other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of Personal Support Worker program (or provincial equivalent certificate program with minimum 600 hours in Ontario & Alberta of theory & practicum)
  • Experience working with seniors in the community health services setting
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer focus skills
  • Must have demonstrated sound skills and knowledge of providing personal care duties
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aid certification required
  • Ability to perform tasks that are necessary for the position, e.g. lifting/transferring clients
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