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Posting # 50411 - [ UNIFOR ]
Personal Support Worker (PSW), Specialized Geriatric Services - Inpatients - 2 positions
Specialized Geriatric Services - Inpatients
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Part Time

We require a skilled PSWs to provide patient centered care with a rehabilitation focus to a diverse population of clients including the frail elderly and patients of all ages with a musculoskeletal diagnosis. Specialized Geriatric Services Inpatient Units include the: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Unit, Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit, and Amputee Unit.

The 30 bed Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit, 20 bed Musculoskeletal Unit, and 6 bed Amputee Unit are part of Specialized Geriatric Services. We provide comprehensive geriatric assessment and management as well as an intensive rehabilitation program. Our patients are typically admitted from acute care and participate in our program for approximately 10 days to 6 weeks. Upon discharge, our patients commonly return to independent living in the community.

The successful candidate may be required to work anywhere within the program and must be available for all shifts. It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.

Essential Qualifications

  • Graduate of a recognized Personal Support Worker Certificate Program from an accredited education facility
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, observation and assertiveness skills
  • Ability to perform functions that require heavy lifting, bending, standing, walking, pushing, pulling
  • Ability to assist with safe lifting, transferring and ambulation of patients
  • Ability to work in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Grade 12 education or equivalent as recognized in Ontario
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • One year experience in a rehabilitation setting
  • Previous experience with caring for a geriatric population
  • Working knowledge of computer systems
  • Knowledge of hospital equipment
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 documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: March 14, 2023
Submission deadline: March 20, 2023

Christine Davison, Human Resources

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