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National Academy of Health & Business (NAHB)
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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Careers

Are you looking for a fulfilling career? Do you want to help people? A personal support worker career may be what you’re looking for.With the increased average age of the national population, personal support workers are currently one of the most in demand healthcare workers in Canada, and according to Workopolis and Service Canada, this is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.Personal support worker career training at the National Academy of Health and Business is designed to prepare students for these tremendous career opportunities, with a mix of hands-on training and theoretical concepts. Graduates of the Personal Support Worker certificate program have found employment in nursing homes, hospitals, private homes, non-profit organizations and agencies.In addition, the National Academy of Health and Business is one of the few colleges that will find your placement for you following your in-class training. In the job placement, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical skills in a professional setting that will help you gain confidence through hands-on training, and practical experience in a real work setting.

Personal Support Worker Job Duties

The life of a personal support worker is varied and full. Some or all of the following duties performed by a PSW include:

  • Answering call signals; serving meal trays, feeding or assisting in feeding of patients and assisting patients with menu selection; lifting, turning or massaging patients; shaving patients prior to operations; supervising patients’ exercise routines, setting up and providing leisure activities for patients, and accompanying patients on outside recreational activities; and performing other duties related to patient care
  • Taking patients’ blood pressure, temperature and pulse; reporting or recording fluid intake and output; observing or monitoring patients’ status and documenting patient care on charts; collecting specimens such as urine; administering suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas and performing other procedures as directed by nursing and hospital staff
  • Transporting patients by wheelchair or stretcher for treatment or surgery
  • Carrying messages, reports, requisitions and specimens from one department to another
  • Making beds and maintaining patients’ rooms
  • Maintaining inventory of supplies
  • Performing maintenance tasks such as assisting with the set-up and maintenance of traction equipment, cleaning or sterilizing equipment, maintaining and repairing equipment, and assembling, setting-up and operating job-related equipment.

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