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PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER (online)

By completing the accelerated PSW online course, international healthcare professionals will be eligible to gain employment in Canada and other top destinations that are currently experiencing critical healthcare skills shortages.  

Take advantage of the many PSW opportunities available in the Health Care industry by enrolling in our online Personal Support Worker program where our training programs are designed to help you be career ready within 4-6 months and learn the skills healthcare employers need.  Upon completion of this course, you will be fully prepared to care, provide support services, assist in activities of daily living and enhance the lives of clients families, the elderly, those in need of specialized care and individuals with physical limitations. 

PROGRAM SUMMARY

COURSE SUBJECTS

COURSE DELIVERY

  • Support care Role of the PSW

  • Assessment of Client Needs

  • Helping the relationship

  • Implementation of Care Plans

  • Communication Skills

  • Safety at Work

  • Household Management and meal preparation

  • Assisting with mobility and personal care

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Caring for clients with cognitive and physical impairment

  • Assisting with Medications

Online / Distance learning

INTAKE DATES

Monthly

COURSE DURATION

4-6 months

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Nursing degree / diploma

  • Min 1 year experience as a full time nurse

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Once you complete the Personal Support Worker program, you'll have the ability to:

  • Work within the personal support worker role and participate as a member of the interprofessional care/service team and maintain collaborative working relationships in the provision of supportive care in the community, retirement homes, long-term care homes and/or hospital care settings in accordance with all applicable legislation as well as your employer's job description, policies, procedures and guidelines;

  • Act responsibly and be accountable for your actions while recognizing the boundaries of knowledge and skills within the personal support worker role that require collaboration with the individuals, families, supervisors and/or other members of the interprofessional care/service team;

  • Provide person-centred and person-directed care that's based on ethical principles, sensitive to personal values and family values, beliefs and needs, and which follows the direction of the plan of care or service plan;

  • Establish and maintain helping relationships with individuals and their families reflecting open communication, professional boundaries and employer's policies, and adhering to confidentiality and privacy legislation;

  • Identify relevant client information using basic assessment and communication skills and report and document findings in accordance with the requirements of employer policies and procedures and all applicable legislation;

  • Promote and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for individuals, their families, self and others, including the implementation of infection prevention, control measures and emergency first aid procedures that are in keeping with the plan of care/service plan, employer policies and procedures, and all applicable legislation;

  • Assist individuals across their lifespan with routine activities of daily living by applying basic knowledge of growth and development, common alterations in functioning, disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance, rehabilitation and restorative care;

  • Assist individuals with medication, keeping with the direction of the plan of care or service plan, under the direction and monitoring of a regulated health professional or most accountable person and in accordance with all applicable legislation and employer's policies;

  • Assist with household management tasks and instrumental activities of daily living in accordance with the plan of care or service plan, considering the preferences, comfort and safety of patients, clients, residents, families and significant others;

  • Assist individuals who are caring for dependent individuals, considering client and family choices, professional boundaries and the direction of the plan of care or service plan;

  • Identify and report situations of neglect, potential, alleged or witnessed/actual incidents of abuse, and respond in accordance with all applicable legislation and employer's policies and procedures;

  • Assist in the provision of culturally relevant palliative and end-of-life care to patients, clients and residents experiencing a life-threatening illness and to their families and significant others, from diagnosis through death and bereavement, in accordance with personal decisions and the plan of care/service plan;

  • Use identified approaches and best practices to support positive strategies and safe responses for people experiencing cognitive impairment, mental health challenges and/or responsive behaviours.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Personal Support Worker

  • Home Support Worker

  • Home Health Care Worker

  • Personal Care Attendant

AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Hospitals

  • Long-term care facilities

  • Residential facilities

  • Retirement homes

  • Community support agencies

  • Private duty and home care

  • School systems