Clinical Assistant - Trauma & Neurosurgery Job in Toronto for St Michael's hospital |

Clinical Assistant - Trauma & Neurosurgery

November 20 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Patient Care Support, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Toronto, ON

As part of a multi-disciplinary team receiving functional supervision from the RN, the clinical assistant will be responsible for contributing to patient care by providing basic patient support and for assisting with indirect care tasks.


  • Assisting patients with activities of daily living including proper hygiene care
  • Providing one-to-one constant patient care as required
  • Providing support in response and restraint of the aggressive patient
  • Assisting patients adapt to the use of various assistive devices
  • Answering call lights and arranging for the proper safekeeping of patients' belongings
  • Demonstrating the ability to show initiative, independence, priority setting and problem solving techniques in a time limited and chaotic environment, while maintaining composure
  • Assisting with cardiac arrest and trauma response; undertaking preparation of the deceased patient for the morgue
  • Participating, with team members, in the patient care planning process and in the development and implementation of quality-based initiatives;
  • Ability to de-escalate situations, manage responsive behaviours


  • Successful completion of a Health Care Aide (HCA) or Personal Support Worker (PSW) diploma / certificate from a recognized program approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that is no less than 625 hours in length
  • Current CPR or BCLS certificate
  • Excellent communication skills (ability to read, write and speak to be able to complete the duties of this position)
  • Knowledge of post-operative care of patients preferred
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Experience working with Head Injury population preferred
  • Relevant hospital experience
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Training in Responsive Behaviours is an asset.

Shifts are subject to change based on departmental needs.

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