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PSW's and Caregivers

Job ID: 17,654

Date Posted:
Apr 14, 2020
Job Title:
PSW's and Caregivers
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Job Description:

The Elden of Bradford is looking for Personal Support Workers/caregivers in multiple capacities:
- temporary FT days x 2
- temporary PT days x 2
- temporary FT evenings x 2
- temporary PT evenings x 2
- temporary FT nights x 2
- temporary PT nights x 3
- casual (covering multiple shifts)

Provides nursing services as outlined. At times, supervises hourly health care management department staff in accordance with established standards, policies, and procedures.

Key Responsibilities
1. Performs those functions which provide for the basic care of Residents with acceptable standard of skill, with a sense of responsibility, and respect for privacy;
2. Assists in the care process by observing and reporting changes in the Residents' physical and emotional condition. Knows the guidelines of assigned Residents as outlined in the resident care plans. Gives care according to these guidelines;
3. Participates in the overall activation process developed by the residence to promote the well-being of each Resident. This will include awareness of the Resident as a whole person considering cultural, spiritual, psychosocial, and restorative needs as well as awareness of activation programs within the residence;
4. Assists in escorting Residents to specific programs and activities, in accordance with care packages;
5. Performs personal care and selected nursing measures to promote comfort and safety for the Resident in accordance with our standards of resident service and care packages.
6. Assists with the maintenance of records reflecting each Residents' condition, care and specific treatments Documents on daily flow sheets, progress notes and care plans as per system;
7. Maintains effective communication and good human relations with residents, families and colleagues, using the appropriate lines of communication.(Works co-operatively with families, including them in Resident care needs);
8. Assists in maintaining a safe, neat, clean environment for Resident and personnel;
9. Shared responsibility for the care of the equipment in the residence and the personal belongings of the Residents as assigned;
10. Directs all inquiries regarding Residents' service and conditions to the Charge Nurse;
11. Assists in the training , guiding, and supporting of new staff through the orientation period;
12. Recognizes safety hazards and the importance of providing a safe environment;
13. Assists in maintaining a safe environment for Residents and staff by following safety policies and procedure and reporting hazardous situations in the appropriate manner performs pre-start-up inspections as required;
14. Attends in-service education in order to keep informed of current trends in health services practice. Participates in residence learning needs assessment;
15. Maintains a good attendance record according to policy of the residence;
16. Is knowledgeable of the Resident Rights, supports and promotes same;

Working Conditions
1. Prolonged standing and walking;
2. Lifting and moving of residents, equipment and supplies;
3. Repeated bending and stooping ;
4. Exposure to Resident elements through regular Resident contact;
5. Stress resulting from dealing with Resident care needs and pressures;
6. Some use of visual and auditory sense in monitoring conditions of Residents during care.

Physical Requirements
1. Lifting alone, maximum 50 lbs. (5-25 lbs. Usual);
2. Lifting with assistance, maximum 160 lbs. (100-125 lbs. Usual)as a minor job function;
3. Pushing/pulling, using wheeled equipment such as carts, trolleys with contents that weigh a maximum of 100 lbs. (20-50 lbs. Usual) as a minor activity;
4. Stretching/reaching on a regular frequency throughout the shift as an essential job function.
5. Walking, with possibility of some upstairs walking, as a major job function;
6. Standing, for lengths of time, up to four hours maximum. (1-3 hours usual) as a major job function;
7. Bending/stooping on a regular frequency as a major job function;
8. Carries and transports objects of various sizes, to a maximum of 25 lbs. (5-15 lbs usual) as a minor job function;
9. Must be able to move and lift equipment and supplies of various sizes and weights ;
10. Must have visual and hearing acuity to recognize the need of assistance required by residents.

Health and Safety
1. Is aware of employee's responsibilities and follows all health and safety policies and procedures as set out in the employee safety program handbook and departmental manuals;
2. Works safely to reduce the risk of injury to self, co-workers , and Residents;
3. Is alert to and promptly reports all actual or potentially hazardous situations to immediate supervisor. 4. Does not operate or use faulty equipment;
5. Wears personal protective equipment (or clothing) as required by task , M.S.D.S. or residence policy; 6. Promptly reports personal injury to supervisor and seeks first aid as needed;
7. Participates in fire safety demonstrations and fire drills, and knows the residence fire and disaster plans;

This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

Job Type / Category
The Elden is a full scale retirement residence. Hires will be based on the second floor, which is for assisted living, but expected to provide emergency response to the entire building. Full-time, part-time and casual positions available on various shifts (24-7 operation). 


The Elden of Bradford


1. Must be a graduate of an approved Personal Support Worker course or equivalent, as approved by the Director of Care;

2. Will have experience in working with seniors and/or chronic care residents in health care facility.

3. Good physical and mental health. Demonstrated maturity and tactfulness.

4. Must be able to communicate in English including written documentation. Has an acceptable standard of behaviour and appearance.

5. Genuine interest in and concern for Residents.

Company Profile
The Elden is Bradford's first full-scale retirement residence. 152 suites on 6 floors, catering to both Independent Supportive Living as well as Assisted Living.

Job Type: Casual/permanent and temporary

Job Type: Casual /permanent and temporary

Job Types: Temporary, Permanent Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Permanent

Salary: $14.00 to $16.40 /hour

How To Apply:

Please email jacqueline.cassels@theelden.ca to setup an interview.


Advertised Until:

Jul 14, 2020


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