Unit Attendant - Relief Opportunities

Kenora, ON

Unit Attendant - Relief Opportunities!

Forming part of a multi-disciplinary team, complementing other members of team in providing optimal care to patients; the Unit Attendant is responsible to in the provision of direct and indirect care to patients on the Acute Adult/Pediatrics/Maternity and the Medical/Surgical units.

Position Responsibilities

  • Adheres to and supports hospital and patient care policies and procedures.
  • Responds to all Codes
  • Ability to priorize workload
  • Assists with baths, shaving, whirlpool baths, sitz baths, peri-care, turning and positioning.
  • Assists in transfer of patients of varying weights and degrees of independence in and out of beds, bathtubs, chairs, etc., using NLWAD (no lift without assistive device).
  • Assists in portering of patients as assigned by manager/hospital supervisor.
  • Assists in behavior management of potentially violent patients providing, 1:1 when needed
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living, encouraging independent behavior, when appropriate.
  • Provides care to patients in a manner that considers safety, patients’ rights, comfort and the therapeutic environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by unit manager.



  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Personal Support Worker Certificate an asset.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Demonstrated experience (within 2 years) working with persons with health care needs.
  • Current Certification in BCLS and demonstrated ongoing competence through annual re-certification
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job (reaching, bending, lifting heavy objects on a repetitive basis).
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention training or willing to acquire an asset.
  • Reliable attendance record.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.


*Please Note - Complete Job Description is available upon request


Tours:   Area of duty may vary according to patient care needs. May consist of Days, and Evenings, 7.5 hrs (subject to change as per operational requirements)

Starting Salary: As per the CUPE 822 Collective Agreement


Please submit all applications, on or before September 25, 2020.

 We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The LWDH is committed to diversity and inclusivity in our employment practices. We promote the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity with persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations, including alternative formats, are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807- 468-9861


Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Lake of  the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.

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