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Personal Support Worker

Location: York Region
Job Code: 20457
Status: FULLTIME

Date Posted: September 30, 2021

                         Personal Support Workers 

We are looking for part time Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Simcoe, and York region (Richmond Hill) to be part of a new 2 year Home Hemodialysis project – with a potential for contract extension. This new clinical model of care is an exciting opportunity for the right personal support worker and will allow a select group of patients to receive Hemodialysis care in their own homes.

Main responsibilities:

  • Attend initial patient home visit with Hospital nurse

  • Attend Hospital orientation (if require) training is generally 3 weeks long with the hospital

  • Comfortable to work in a home or long-term care home or retirement home

  • Verify the equipment of the machine before starting dialysis

  • Follow care plan as recommended

  • Troubleshoot machine and report issues to supervising nurse

  • Respond to emergencies and system alarms as per hospital procedures

  • Provide care and monitor dialysis treatment as per care plan

  • Documentation of assessments, changes in patient conditions or treatment, critical incidents, difficult events. Etc.

  • Provide post-dialysis care as per care plan

  • Ensure work area and equipment is clean and disinfected

  • Following up and providing updates with the primary nurse 1-3 times per week

  • Attend follow up visits with patients in the home dialysis unit

  • Administer medication at the discretion of the hospital

  • Handle general waste post-treatment (blood tubing, needles, and other access devices)

  • Maintain treatment records

  • Plan for emergencies regarding power outages, water issues, emergency disconnection. Etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • PSW Certificate (or OPSWA for Humber)

  • Proven professionalism, accountability, responsibility, and reliability

  • Proven record of excellent attendance

  •  full-day availability for 7 days however shifts are dependent on the client’s needs, typically 4-5 shifts per week including weekends

  • Proficient computer/technological skills

  • Aptitude for manual dexterity

  • Work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication, organizational, problem solving, conflict management skills

  • Maintains positive relationships to deliver person/family-centered care

  • Act as a patient advocate; can clearly and fluently communicate the patient’s needs, able to

  • deescalate issues

  • Extremely flexible

  • Able to commit to a 2-year contract with the possibility for it to extend

  • Travel and attend meetings to support the needs of the patient

  • Ability to travel to clients within York Region( Markham, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, etc.  &  Central Simcoe ( Alliston, Bradford, Tottenham) 

  • PSW’s will receive $3.00 per hour for all client care hours as announced by the Government of Ontario. Please discuss this with your recruiter during the interview.

Nice to have :

  • Have worked in a hospital setting before

  • Knowledge of Nephrology/ Dialysis.

  • Previous Medical/ Nursing education

 

About SE Health

SE Health is a not-for-profit social enterprise that shares its knowledge, provides the best care, and helps each client to realize their most meaningful goals for health and wellbeing. Established in 1908 by four pioneering nurses, we have worked with purpose for more than a century to bring hope and happiness, and forever impact how people live and age at home. Today, our 8,000+ team members nationwide provide care in more places and ways than ever before, bringing health to life for over 20,000 Canadians every day. SE Health is honoured to be a three-time recipient of the Canada Order of Excellence and one of Forbes’ Best Employers for 2020.

SE Health is monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic closely and following all public health directives, including recommendations from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, their families and our staff.

Please note that due to the unprecedented circumstance of the Global Pandemic and the resultant public health crisis; and in the interest of the health and safety of our patients/clients, employees, and greater good of public health, SE Health requires those that wish to work for this organization to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 30, 2021.  Fully vaccinated means a person has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been 14 days since the last dose

SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at HumanResources@sehc.com  at your earliest convenience.

Please apply online hinakhalid@sehc.com
 

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