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Job Details: Personal Support Worker - Full-time (Temporary up to September 18, 2022, or with two weeks' written notice.)

Job Details
Open Date May 18 2022 - 05:30:00 PM Close Date Aug 31 2022 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Personal Support Worker - Full-time (Temporary up to September 18, 2022, or with two weeks' written notice.) Posting Type Temporary
Posting Status Active Position Length Full Time
Department Group Personal Support Worker Hours per Week 15 hours per week
Department Fairmount Home - Nursing Openings 1
Education Certificate Company County of Frontenac
   
Location Fairmount Home Competition FMT-22-127
Salary Range $24.13 per hour + 4% vacation + 12.5% in lieu of all benefits and paid holidays
Union Position No

Description

The County of Frontenac is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purpose of selecting candidates for the interview process and ultimate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process and applicants must make their needs known in advance. The County of Frontenac values a diverse workforce and the unique differences that each individual brings. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information pursuant to MFIPPA may be directed to the Manager of Legislative Services/Clerk.

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For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, please see the attached job description.

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER
FAIRMOUNT HOME
POSITION SUMMARY
The Personal Support Worker (PSW) is part of an interprofessional team providing basic
care and support to assist residents with their basic physical, psychological and social
needs in accordance with an established plan of care. The PSW works with residents
who may have a variety of health related issues.
The PSW is the primary basic care and support provider to residents and supports the
effective operations of the Home. The PSW will carry out the duties in alignment to the
organization’s mission, vision and values, and work to further its priorities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Resident Care (ADORC) and the
Registered Nurse in the absence of the ADORC.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Demonstrates the core Corporate competencies: Professionalism, Respect and
Integrity; Client Service Orientation; Accountability, Commitment and Perseverance;
Communication; Innovation/Process Improvement; and Teamwork
Demonstrates the core Department competencies: Gentlecare™ Philosophy

KEY RESPONSIBILITES AND ROLE EXPECTATIONS
Performs the responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory
standards set out in the applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal statutes;
performs the responsibilities of the position consistent with the Operational policies of
the County of Frontenac (County) and Fairmount Home
Provides basic resident care according to the Gentlecare™ philosophy and within the
scope of practice as set out by the policies of Fairmount Home while promoting,
respecting and advocating for residents’ rights, autonomy and privacy
Develops professional relationships with residents, families and care providers using
a Gentlecare™ approach
Provides patient care to residents and assists with activities of daily living to promote
the comfort, safety and optimal functioning of residents including, but not limited to,
personal hygiene, fluid and nutrition intake and monitoring, reporting observed
responses to care regimens, bowel and bladder care, exercise, positioning and
ambulationr
Participates in measures to maintain an environment which promotes the comfort,
dignity and safety of residents including, but not limited to: tidying of room and making
beds
Participates in the planning and evaluation of resident care, within the scope of
practice of a PSW
Communicates and cooperates with all staff of the Home, reports and documents
resident information, incidents, accidents or unusual occurrences to the RPN/RN and
takes responsibility for providing resident care as assigned
Documents resident care activity according to legislative and County policies and
reports observational data using specified tools (e.g. DOS, POT, PTM); ensures
documentation is accurate and complete
Participates in diagnostic and screening measures by collecting specimens (stool,
urine and sputum) and measuring and recording intake and output
Participates in the overall programming activities in the Home and aids in the
promotion of optimum physical, social and emotional well-being of each resident
Shares responsibility for the care of equipment in the Home and personal belongings
of the residents
Practices proper hygiene techniques (e.g. hand washing and good body mechanics
in performance of duties)
Assists with admissions, transfers and discharge of residents
Assists with needs of palliative care residents providing comfort through nonpharmacological
approaches
Transports residents via wheelchair, stretcher and mechanical lift
Transports residents to and from therapy rooms and recreation; escorts residents to
appointments
Reports any contravention of the LTCHA or the regulations, or any hazard of which
he/she knows of to his/her immediate supervisor or a management representative
Complies with and maintains competence in the Home’s emergency procedures and
use of related equipment; responds promptly and appropriately to emergency alarms
and the instruction of delegated staff relating to emergencies
Health & Safety
Protects own health and safety and the safety of others by adopting safe work
practices, correctly using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), reporting
unsafe conditions immediately, and attending all relevant in-services regarding
occupational health and safety
Follows all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Other Duties
Completes other duties as assigned
The foregoing description reflects the general responsibilities and expectations
necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be
construed to be all of the work requirements that may be inherent in this
classification.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Grade 12 or equivalent
Personal Support Worker certificate from a recognized Community College and/or an
accredited program as legislated in the Long Term Care Homes Act
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience as identified in the Long
Term Care Homes Act may be considered including Graduate Nursing Assistant,
Registered Practical Nurse, Graduated Nurse, Registered Nurse

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the Gentlecare™ philosophy
Demonstrated understanding, acceptance and commitment to promoting the Home’s
mission, vision and values
Demonstrated commitment to resident/client-centered service/care
Demonstrated respect for individual differences and competencies
Demonstrated knowledge of all legislation and regulations pertinent to the role as well
as an understanding of policies and legislation affecting the department
Demonstrated strong communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to
communicate information to a diverse audience base
Demonstrated professional work ethic and behaviours in interaction with internal and
external contacts and the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely with ease and
confidence in a professional, consistent and positive manner
Demonstrated time management and prioritization skills with the ability to function
within a fast-paced environment, responding with flexibility to changing priorities
Demonstrated ability to adapt to change within an environment with a continuous
process improvement mindset
Demonstrated ability to be a team player who is able to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with fellow employees, clients/residents and the public
Demonstrated ability to build resiliency and be aware of own strengths and limitations
Proven willingness to learn and acquire new information and skills
Ability to problem solve using factual information
Basic computer proficiency with solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products
including Word, Excel and Outlook; ability to use patient care software applications
(e.g. MED e-care)
Demonstrated ability to adhere to confidentiality while exhibiting discretion and good
judgement
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to health and safety policies,
procedures and applicable legislation
Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis
Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screen
Demonstrated ability to meet the physical demands of the position

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Possible exposure to client/resident aggressive/defensive/agitated/disruptive verbal
and/or physical behaviours
Periods of time standing and walking
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Reaching, gripping, crouching, kneeling required
Required to work day, evening and/or night shifts
Possible exposure to infectious diseases, bodily fluids or other undesirable
environmental conditions

COMPENSATION:
Probationary period as per applicable Collective Agreement
Compensation and benefits as per the Collective Agreement

 

Attachments

2022 PSW FT LINE 15.PDF