Relief Personal Support Worker – more than 1 required (union position)

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Published
août 3, 2022
Location
Niagara Falls
Job Type
Casual  
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Niagara Lawson Eventide Home
Salary Range:
$21-07-$22.06 per hour (plus government wage enhancement)
Address:
5050 Jepson Street
Posting Expires:
August 31, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Joanna Barber: Joanna.barber@salvationarmy.ca, Fax: (905) 356-9609

Description

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide for a clean/tidy environment for the residents and in staff work areas.
  • Exhibits patience, understanding and respect for residents and their families and is expected to be diligent in carrying out assigned duties in and efficient and timely fashion.
  • Assess basic needs of the residents and follow-up accordingly, asking direction from charge nurse / RPN regarding a change in a resident’s health care status and whenever necessary.
  • Provide all general nursing care and personal care to residents, providing &/or assisting as required with:
  • Carry out treatments as directed; Creams /ointments, skin care, turning/positioning, passive exercises, catheter/peri care.
  • Assist with dietary needs as required.
  • Provide for socialization needs.
  • Reports to the RN/RPN any concerns/ changes in condition regarding residents and accepts and abides by the decision made by the RN regarding care of residents & documenting as required by the facility.
  • Assist in development/revision of individualized resident care plans.
  • Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the development of care.
  • Adhere to safety policies/procedures for self and residents.
  • Practices safe working habits as outlined by Occupational Health and Safety and WHMIS
  • Is familiar with Fire policy and procedure manuals and responds to fire and other emergencies.
  • Practices good body mechanics and safe techniques & adhere to lifting policies and procedures and lifting assessments, in manual or mechanically lifting, transferring, transporting and positioning of residents.
  • Is knowledgeable of the proper use of the mechanical lifts & follows proper procedures.
  • Staff must be familiar, follow, and respond to Fire Safety, Bomb Threats, Evacuation Plans and Workplace Violence Policies.
  • Adhere to the dress code of the Nursing Department.
  • Perform other position related duties as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

These are casual positions with no guarantee of hours. Although there are no weekly hours of work guaranteed for this position, there is the potential of working up to 40 hours per week during the current pandemic. Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  The operational hours of this facility are 24 hours per day.

  • Days, Afternoon, Nights
  • Shift Rotation and Weekends
  • Must be available and willing to work shifts and weekends as required

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of a Certified PSW program
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Experience in Geriatrics Preferred
  • Knowledge or experience with;

Use of Bath aides & Whirlpool Tubs

    • Use of Mechanical Lifts
    • Use of other transfer aides
  • Knowledge of Point Click Care/Point of Care program an asset
  • TB test is required

SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening.
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

 

 

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

 

 

In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

 

The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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