Personal Support Worker
Living Assistance Services, a 22-year-old senior home care agency, is seeking Personal Support Workers.
Apply to Living Assistance Services by email: careers@LAServices.ca
In a nursing or home health agency, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) or Health Care Aide (HCA) would be a paraprofessional member of the health care team who would work directly under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or Service Coordinator and performs various services for the client. These duties would include personal care, (activities of daily living). In a non-medical, custodial agency such as Living Assistance Services, the PSW or HCA may provide assistance in hygiene or personal care in the jurisdiction, which such care, is permitted.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists client in all activities of daily living such as personal hygiene assistance, bathing, shower, personal grooming, linen change, laundry and so forth.
- Prepare or assist in preparing nutritious meals within the patient’s diet and assists client with eating, when necessary.
- Assists clients with transfers, ambulation and exercises.
- Perform light housekeeping tasks as required, (to facilitate client’s self-care in the home setting).
- Assists client in the bathroom or with the use of the bedpan.
- Answers clients’ calls and attends to their requests promptly.
- Meet the safety needs of the client and uses equipment safely and properly.
- Complete records accurately and carries out all assignments as requested.
- May not be assigned to receive or reduce to writing orders from a physician.
- Notifies Director, Service Coordinator and/or RN of any acute or pertinent changes in a client’s condition.
- May not administer medications or pre-fill insulin syringes unless regulations allow such with special training and certification.
- May not perform any sterile procedures or any intravenous procedures.
- May not perform procedures requiring the knowledge, training, and skill of a Licensed Nurse.
- Communicate availability to work to the Director or Service Coordinator on a weekly basis or as requested.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding the client’s condition and his/her family, with the exception of the Agency and physician.
- Performs all skills, and procedures competently and within the regulations and licensing laws of the province. Agency policies and other applicable provincial and federal laws.