Cambridge Memorial Hospital

  • Personal Support Worker, Rehab

    Posted Date 6 days ago(12/6/2018 12:33 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    B3 REHAB
    Job Type
    Part Time Contract
    Closed Date
  • Overview

    We are a large acute care, community hospital serving Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo with 280 physicians, 1100 full- and part-time professional health care staff and more than 400 active volunteers. Our vision is to provide exceptional healthcare by exceptional people, with an emphasis on giving patients and their families an exceptional experience when they visit our hospital. With help from our Foundation partners and our supportive community, we purchase over $4 million of medical equipment each and every year to help ensure you will work with the best tools possible when caring for your patients. In collaboration with universities and colleges, we are also a teaching and placement site for medical, nursing and allied health programs. To learn more about Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), please visit our website at

    You will join CMH as we embrace a new era of care, expanded services and innovation. Construction is underway of a modern 5-storey tower and total renovation of all existing inpatient care and clinical support areas. Upon completion, our new hospital  will contain:

    • Patient care areas that are doubling in size, including larger surgical suites to accommodate advanced minimally invasive surgical equipment and an Emergency Department with dedicated treatment areas for mental health and different surgical subspecialties
    • A patient-centred building design that promotes healing and intuitive wayfinding, while maximizing natural lighting and sight lines to the natural beauty of the Grand River
    • An increase in beds from 143 to 197 to accommodate expanded services like Surgery, Mental Health and Intensive Care. About 80% of inpatient rooms will be single occupancy to meet the latest infection control and building code standards for hospitals


    Job Description


    Reporting to the Manager of Rehab, the Personal Support Worker provides personal care for patients and supports patient flow within the hospital as required. The Personal Support Worker communicates effectively with patients, staff and families, and provides excellent customer service at all times.  Responsibilities include assisting patients with activities of daily living and measuring vital signs, and practicing to the scope of their education. Documentation in the electronic record is required for care provided. This position works co-operatively with team members and receives direction from Registered staff.  The incumbent demonstrates professional responsibility and demonstrates actions consistent with hospital policies and procedures. This is a contract part-time position to work all shifts including days, nights and evenings, as well as weekends and holidays. 


    Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.


    Skills and Qualifications:

    • Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certificate from a recognized college/private career college or school board is required
    • Current BCLS Certification required
    • 2-3 years current experience as Personal Support Worker required
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of patient populations
    • Recent experience in a hospital environment preferred
    • Proficient computer experience and excellent keyboarding skills is preferred
    • Previous experience with Meditech system is an asset
    • Working knowledge of routine practices related to Infection Control required
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ongoing commitment to continuous learning is preferred
    • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Proven dedication to an interdisciplinary team approach
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be flexible
    • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required


    Cambridge Memorial Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace.  All reasonable accommodation will be made to support participation in the recruitment process.  Where needed, accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.




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