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Posting # 45598 - [ UNIFOR ]
Personal Support Worker (PSW), Palliative Care - 1 position
Palliative Care
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Part Time


It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.

The Palliative Care Unit is comprised of 18 beds and is part of the Complex Care Program. The Unit provides pain and symptom management and end of life care for patients with a life-limiting illness. Our interdisciplinary team provides a holistic and collaborative approach to care, focusing on the physical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients. Our ultimate goal is to earn the complete confidence of our patients and their families by providing exceptional care that meets their individualized care needs. We value respect, excellence, and compassion and consistently demonstrate these values in our interactions with our patients, families, and coworkers.



Essential Qualifications

  • Graduate of a recognized Personal Support Worker Certificate Program from an accredited education facility
  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Palliative Care course or ability to successfully complete within 12 months
  • Registered to attend the APPS (Advanced Palliative Practice Skills Program) course or ability to successfully complete within 24 months
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Experience and knowledge of the care needs of palliative patients
  • Capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to work in the team environment
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to apply effective body mechanics and meet the physical demands of the position, which include heavy lifting, bending, standing, walking, pushing, pulling
  • Demonstrated flexibility and organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma from a recognized school in the Province of Ontario
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: July 20, 2021
Submission deadline: July 26, 2021

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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