The Personal Support Worker (PSW) is a member of the inter-professional care team and maintains a collaborative working relationship in the provision of supportive care. The role is to support not only the physical needs but to provide comfort, encourage independence where appropriate and promote a patient-centred environment.

The PSW is actively involved in assisting patients with activities of daily needs. It includes but is not strictly limited to performing basic patient care functions, which contribute to the implementation of the plan of care. The PSW work under the supervision of a nurse or other regulated health care provider; and works to their own knowledge, skills and abilities including how to report outcomes and escalate safety concerns.

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a PSW program from an accredited college*
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certificate

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Why Work at UHN?

Employee Value Proposition

University Health Network (UHN) is Canada's largest academic health sciences centre, committed to transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning. Together as a network of four hospitals (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute), you can become a valued member of the multidisciplinary health care team. Teams that serve complex patient populations from transplant to cardiac, rehabilitation to cancer care, neuro to musculoskeletal.

Comprehensive Total Compensation Package
  • Competitive pay
  • Pension plan
  • Job security
  • Benefits: Vision, dental, drugs and medical coverage
  • Short/long-term disability
  • Paid vacation
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Employee discounts
  • Recognition
  • Professional development opportunities
Shifts and salary

Working at UHN offers a PSW secure salaries and shifts:

  • 8, 10, 12 hour shifts
  • Full-time and part-time positions available
  • Safe and regulated work environment
Career Growth
  • Leadership opportunities through UHN's PSW Coach Program
  • Variety of job opportunities across 10 distinct programs at UHN
  • Financial support for professional development
  • On-site support and guidance
  • Networking opportunities with multidisciplinary teams

Diversity of patients

Interact with a diverse population of patients from:

  • Minor to highly acute conditions
  • Diverse ethnicities and backgrounds
  • Different age groups
Can teach you what truly matters
  • On-site support and guidance
  • Networking opportunities with multidisciplinary teams
Integrated teams

Be part of a permanent, integrated care team as a trusted partner alongside a:

  • Charge nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Manager
  • Team of Allied Health professionals

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UHN is the largest and top academic health science network in Canada. We strive every day to educate and pioneer the care of tomorrow, come, be a part of our team!

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