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 Personal Support Worker 

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Job Number: J0617-0199
Job Title: Personal Support Worker
Position Status: Part Time
Union: CUPE 2557
Division: Long-Term Care
Facility: North Lambton Lodge
City: Forest, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions: 2
Hours of Work:
all shifts
Wage Rate: $22.55 - $24.61/Hour
Date Posted: June 12, 2017
Closing Date: June 25, 2017
Starting Date: July 15, 2017
 

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, 26 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 to Residents:
• Bath, toilet, change briefs, brush teeth, dress, groom, provide hair and nail care, social/personal interaction, feed, make beds and provide privacy in a dignified manner
• Communicate and try to obtain cooperation from residents, co-workers, family members, supervisors

Clean:
• Maintain the cleanliness of the resident rooms and work spaces by cleaning wheelchairs, catheter bags, commodes/urinals, wash basins, care carts, beds, bed changes, bed side tables, closets, razors, and bathrooms
• Distribute clean linens and towels
• Clean mechanical equipment commodes, urinals, sinks and tubs

Delivery of Meals:
• Feed and/or assist with feeding residents
• Open cartons, cut food, place items within reach
• Push and distribution of the snack cart to the residents’ rooms
• Porter meals to residents’ rooms

Transferring and Lifting:
• Portering residents to dining rooms, bedrooms, activities
• Lift garbage and linen bags for disposal
• Transfer residents from bed to wheel chair etc.
• Use mechanical lifts to reposition residents to and from lounge chairs/wheelchairs, beds, commodes tub chairs etc.
• Repositioning residents in bed
• Application and removal of lift slings when using mechanical lifts
• Walk, exercise residents as per care plans or as directed

Charting and Reporting:
• Input to HCA and Dietary Flow sheets to ensure all ADL of residents have been completed
• Complete meal and snack sheets daily to ensure residents are receiving appropriate caloric intake
• Cleaning schedule and maintenance book
• Report to Charge Nurse or RPN any resident situation that may occur during the shift
• Complete audits as assigned by the Resident Care Supervisor

General:
• 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: None
Indirect Supervision: None
Functional Authority: May provide guidance and support to students or to orient new employees

Qualifications

Minimum Formal Education:
• Personal Support Worker Certificate

Experience:
• None

A valid Ontario driver's license and use of a vehicle.





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.