UNIT AIDE (Personal Support Worker)

Kingston, ON

Status : Part Time 

Work Location : Providence Care Hospital

Employee Group : OPSEU 4104 Service/Clerica

Wage rate : $  24.91 - $ 26.05


The Unit Aide assists and supports patients/clients in meeting their behavioral, emotional, spiritual and physical needs. As a member of the inter-professional team, the Unit Aide provides assistance with activities of daily living to patients/clients and assists the inter-professional health care members of the team in providing a safe and well-maintained environment for patients/clients, staff and visitors.


Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Completion of Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a Personal Support Worker Diploma/Certificate Program from an accredited educational institution, at minimum
  • Registration with the Registry of Personal Support Workers, preferred
  • One year experience in a hospital/healthcare setting in a patient/client care support position, preferred
  • Experience working with geriatric, palliative and rehabilitation population, preferred
  • UFIRST / PIECES/ GPA Training, preferred


Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including: bathing, toileting, showering, feeding, hair care, mouth care including dentures, shaving patients/clients, dressing and undressing, when designated and supervised by a regulated health care professional
  • Uses proper body mechanics and proper transfer techniques as indicated on the Bedside Assessment
  • Participates with inter-professional team members in exchanging information, contributes to care plans, follows programs and ensures optimum levels of health, safety and comfort for patients/clients.
  • Follows inter-professional care plan to provide consistent behavioural and safe approach when interacting with patients/clients
  • Assists with patient/client and family orientation to the unit
  • Documents patient/client activities as required as per organizational policy and procedure


Why Work at Providence Care Hospital:

  • Specialized sub-acute Care in rehabilitation, mental health services, complex medical management and palliative care
  • A hospital striving for excellence in care, education and research
  • Committed to people centred approach to care delivery
  • Competitive salaries with percentage in lieu of benefits & vacation

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • State of the Art Building with on-site parking
  • On-site café and cafeteria with a variety of food options
  • Corporate and unit/service specific orientation for new hires
  • Focus on Healthy Workplace  & Culture of Quality
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Education, mentorship and bursary opportunities
  • Fully affiliated with Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College and other academic institutions
  • Located on the shores of Lake Ontario surrounded by park land and walking trails


Providence Care Centre

Providence Care Centre


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