Personal Support Workers

Certification & Requirements

Certified Personal Support Worker (PSW) and has certification OR Health Care Aid (HCA) certification OR internationally educated nurse or equivalent educational and professional experience is a MUST. COVID vaccination (Completely vaccinated – 2 doses) Criminal record check with Vulnerable Sector Check (completed within the last 6 months.

PSW Job Description
The PSW job description will always vary but in general, some of the common duties are:

  • Following the care plan, observing and reporting any substantial findings and/or changes in patient/resident/client’s behaviour to the appropriate registered member of the healthcare team.
  • Working under the supervision of a Registered Healthcare Professional such as a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)
  • Perform tasks delegated to them (only if they are trained to perform the delegated task)
  • Assisting with ambulation, positioning, and transferring using mechanical lifts such as a Hoyer lift.
  • Assisting or providing total personal care such as toileting, bathing, and perineal care.
  • Assisting with eating, dressing, and grooming.
  • Assisting nursing staff by answering call bells (In Hospitals and Long-Term care homes)
  • Performing sitter duty or patient watch for confused patients in clinical care settings.
    Computer or paper documentation of Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and other findings.
  • Reporting behavioral and clinical changes to a Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse, Resource Nurse, or Manager.
  • Self-actualization by helping patient/resident/client to reach maximum potential.
  • Additionally, PSWs are required to possess a skill set of abilities that will enable them to perform their job effectively.

These abilities include:

  • Overall competency in working under pressure
  • Experience in providing general care and support
  • Knowledge of home care services
  • Besides the above-listed duties that a PSW can carry out, the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) sets out guidelines that allow unregulated health professionals to perform certain controlled acts.
  • Additionally, PSWs are required to possess a skill set of abilities that will enable them to perform their job effectively.
  • Proficient in written communication
  • Proficient in oral communication



Job Category: Personal Support worker
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Greater Toronto Area Moosecree Newmarket Ontario Perth Ontario Richmond Hill Ontario Sadbury

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