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Providence Care

Position Summary:

The Personal Support Worker, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Care, Charge RN, RN or RPN, is the primary front-line monitor of resident well-being and reports any changes in resident status or concerns to the registered nursing staff. The PSW assists in the delivery of high-quality, person-centered care on assigned Resident Home Areas. Duties are discharged in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of Providence Care Centre, the Resident’s Bill of Rights, and the requirements of-the Long-Term Care Homes Act and Regulations. The PSW delivers basic nursing and hygiene care for residents and assists them with activities of daily living, based on assessed needs and care-plan requirements.

Position:  Personal Support Worker

Region:  Frontenac & Kingston


Education and Experience:

  • Personal Support Worker Certificate from an approved college preferred (equivalent education and experience may be considered )
  • Proven ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to work as a team player
  • Good attendance
  • Good physical condition, including the ability to carry out physically demanding duties is essential

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Takes direction from Charge RN, RN or RPN regarding priority-setting and the delivery of care
  • Familiarizes self with the care plan of residents to whom she/he is assigned to provide care.
  • Follows a consistent approach when interacting with residents who may exhibit difficult behaviours.
  • Provides direct-care for residents as outlined in the written care plan or as requested by the resident. Direct care encompasses but is not limited to: assistance with activities of daily living; exercise, positioning and ambulation; bowel and bladder care; collection of specimens; any other care required to ensure resident safety and comfort (see list of particular duties and tasks below)
  • Assists residents with matters of personal hygiene and grooming, which may include: toileting, bathing, showering, shampooing of hair, basic nail care, pericare, oral care of mouth, teeth and/or dentures, shaving, combing and other care as stipulated in the resident’s care plan or as requested by the resident.
  • Promotes Resident’s Bill of Rights and advocates for residents
  • Promotes resident autonomy and privacy
  • Provides support and companionship for residents.
  • Has a good understanding of the Abuse and Neglect reporting requirements of the Long-Term Care Homes Act of Ontario
  • Assists in determining and evaluating the most appropriate incontinent product for the resident
  • Porters residents as required to and from other departments, dining room or cafeteria.
  • Contributes to development of the resident care plan.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member through collaboration, respect, and effective communication
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and change initiatives
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to health and safety policies, procedures and applicable legislation
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills including ability to use electronic communication devices
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Bilingual (English and French) preferred
  • Satisfactory criminal-record and vulnerable-sector screens

Salary:  As per the applicable Collective Agreement

Terms of Employment:  Temporary Part Time, All Shifts, up to 15 months (

Deadline for Application:  Monday, September 25, 2017

How to Apply:  Please send your updated resume and cover letter in one document, quoting the file number in the subject line to: Contact Oksana Kravtsova, HR Specialist, and 613.548.7222 x 3136 for a complete list of duties, responsibilities or inquiries.

File #: PM CNFIU 17-064

Location:  Kingston

Profession Type:  Personal Support Workers

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