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 Personal Support Worker (Sarnia) 

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Job Number: J0519-0882
Job Title: Personal Support Worker (Sarnia)
Position Status: Part Time
Union: UNIFOR 302
Division: Long-Term Care
Facility: Marshall Gowland Manor
City: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions: 1
Hours of Work:
As scheduled
Wage Rate: $24.94 - $26.02/Hour
Date Posted: May 27, 2019
Closing Date: September 2, 2019

*Please Note: This is in open job posting. Applications will be reviewed when vacancies become available.*

The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 25 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.

Position Overview

Provide personal care to residents and help them with all individual daily care to keep them independent as long as possible; and maintain quality of life for residents by providing a clean, healthy, safe environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Personal care provided in a dignified manner to residents:
• Bath, toilet, incontinence management, mouth care, dress, shave hair and nail care, social interaction, feed
• Communicate and try to obtain cooperation from residents, co-workers, family members, supervisors

• Maintain the tidiness of the resident rooms by straightening closets & bedside tables, clean wheelchairs, catheter bags, commodes/urinals/bed pans, wash basins, care carts
• Distribute clean linens and towels, change soiled bed liners
• Follow manufacturer's guidelines for tub cleaning & disinfection

Nutritional Care:
• Feed and/or assist with feeding residents as per care plan
• Open cartons, cut food, place items within reach
• Push the snack cart & distribute food & fluids to the residents
• Provide fluids throughout each shift

Transferring & Repositioning:
• Portering residents to dining rooms, bedrooms, activities
• Empty garbage and linen bags from care carts to housekeeping cart
• Transfer residents from bed to wheel chair etc.
• Use mechanical lifts to transfer residents from bed/chair/toilet
• Repositioning residents in bed using transfer sheets
• Application and removal of lift slings when using mechanical lifts

Charting and Reporting:
• Documentation on PSW Personal Care Record, each shift to reflect ADL, behaviours, contingency, & mouth care
• Daily documentation on dietary flow sheets to reflect fluid & nutritional intake
• Log repair or maintenance issues in the maintenance binder
• Report to Team Leader changes, concerns, or resident situation that may occur during the shift
• Complete audits as assigned by the Resident Care Supervisor
• Mechanical lift safe start up sheets must be completed prior to equipment use

• Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
• Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis

These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervision Requirements
Direct Supervision: Not applicable
Indirect Supervision: Not applicable
Functional Authority: Not applicable


Minimum Formal Education:
• Personal Support Worker Certificate

• None

The County of Lambton is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The County of Lambton is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. This information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information required by this posting/advertisement is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended. The treatment, storage and handling of personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended and will be used in reviewing applications. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Corporate Manager, Human Resources, County of Lambton, 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Phone 519-845-0801 or Toll-free at 1-866-324-6912.