Job Posting 70661

Personal Support Worker
Hospice Care Ottawa
Ottawa area, Kanata - 110 McCurdy Drive
closes in 23 days (Mon, 31 May)
part time

Hospice Care Ottawa is a community-based charitable organization providing high quality end-of-life care for terminally ill people living in Ottawa. Services aim to provide residents and their loved ones with an experience in palliative and end-of-life care which is supportive and peaceful, surrounded by caring that reflects as closely as possible to a comfortable home environment. The HCO programs include day hospice, home support, family services and residential hospice services. Hospice Care Ottawa relies on and values the contribution of over 700 volunteers who contribute to every aspect of our programs. Hospice Care Ottawa is looking for people to work in a supportive integrated environment who are committed to providing the highest quality palliative and end-of-life care. 


Position Description:

A permanent staff PSW position of 0.35 FTE in our community based residential Hospice. This position has regularly scheduled shifts at the Ruddy-Shenkman hospice in Kanata. It includes seven (7) eight (8) hour shifts in the four-week rotation. 

Week 1:  Night - Friday

Week 2:  Night - Tuesday

Week 3:  Day - Monday, Saturday

Week 4:  Day - Sunday. Night: Monday, Saturday 

Based on staffing needs, extra shifts can be picked up to full-time hours. 

This position is not eligible for benefits, but is eligible for paid personal/sick leave based on 0.35 FTE. The rate of pay falls under the wage schedule of the collective agreement.

Job Duties Include:

  • Ensures that personal care to residents is carried out appropriately
  • Administers treatments to residents as prescribed
  • Provides emotional support to residents and families/significant others as appropriate.  Refers family members to the Family Support Program as necessary
  • Maintains records through appropriate charting, ensuring confidentiality
  • Carries out the appropriate procedures when a resident dies

 Education & Skills Required:

  1. Personal Support Worker Certificate/Diploma**
  2. Current CPR
  3. Physically able to assist bedridden and disabled patients
  4. A strong sense of dedication to the mission, vision and values of Hospice Care Ottawa
  5. Knowledge and experience in Hospice Palliative Care is an asset
  6. Understands Ethics as they relate to Hospice Palliative Care
  7. Excellent communication skills
  8. Ability to work as part of a team
  9. Ability to give and take direction
  10. Leadership skills
  11. Bilingualism an asset

**We welcome applications from new graduates from Personal Support Worker programs

Members of our Residence Care Team enjoy:

  • A low patient-load, ensuring compassionate care for our residents and their families
  • 8 hour fully paid shifts
  • Competitive salary for a not-for-profit community-based organization
  • On-going training & development opportunities
  • Working with a dedicated and caring team of staff and volunteers


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this role. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds. Accommodation is available during all aspects of the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please make your request when contacted.



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