Friday , September 22 2023

UHN CA Jobs – Patient Care Assistant

Website University Health Network

Job Description:

The Patient Care Assistant participates in direct and indirect patient care activities in order to carry out the multidisciplinary care plan. The scope of activities are directed and assigned by the RN. To support the provision of excellent patient care, the principal responsibilities of the Patient Care Assistant include: performing basic patient care functions which contribute to the implementation of the multidisciplinary care plan; assisting with patient nutritional needs; contributing to the patient information collection/documentation process; practicing infection control and safety measures to maintain the highest standard of patient care/safety; ensuring a clean and safe environment for patient care/treatment; contributing to patient assessment; performing transportation function; performing departmental duties, following strict adherence to confidentiality policies; performing cross-functional and other duties consistent with the job classification or clinical specialty, as required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Awareness of Patient Centered Care
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job required including: ability to stand, stoop, walk, bend, lift, push, pull and reach without any physical discomfort on a continuous basis; transferring patients with appropriate assistance; ability to stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift in excess of 40 kg
  • Ability to facilitate unit functioning and smooth patient care flow
  • Compliance with confidentiality requirements under UHN Privacy Policy
  • Ability to maintain a consistent level of productivity and efficiency
  • May be required to work at multiple areas as well as rotating shifts in emergency situations
  • Ability to perform responsibilities in a courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language
  • Completion of Grade XII, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Emergency Assistance Code
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and other relevant legislation
  • Completion of a Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program
  • Knowledge of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (W.H.M.I.S.)
  • Knowledge of Hospital and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols and practices
  • Recent six (6) months direct patient care experience
  • Completion of a Health Care Aide/PSW Program at the certificate level required; qualified internal applicants ONLY, with no PSW certification have one (1) year to successfully complete a recognized program
  • Demonstrated independence, a positive attitude and the willingness to work effectively in a team

Job Details:

Company: University Health Network

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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