Enhanced Personal Support Worker "Health Care Technician"


The Health Care Technician (HCT) provides direct hands-on care to patients in the patients' home under the direction of a Directing Registered Nurse (DRN). Within the eShift progrme, the Care Technician will receive bedside training to provide enhanced personal support such as G-tube care, giving subcutaneous medication and bladder irrigations. The eShift program provides care to a variety of patient populations in the community, including pediatric, palliative, complex care and chronic disease management. 

Hiring Organization: 
Niagara Region
  • Under the direction of the DRN the HCT observes and documents clinical data in the patient’s electronic medical record as per VON guidelines
  • Under the direction of the DRN the HCT provides personal care to support activities of daily living and medication administration
  • Is in direct contact with the DRN through a virtual real time electronic monitoring system 
  • In collaboration with the DRN contributes to the development and modification of a patient’s care plan based on patient outcomes observed and reported directly to the DRN 
  • Under the direction of the DRN will identifies if additional resources are required in the home e.g. home support, and coordinates required needs with the eShift office on scheduling
  • Communicates and collaborates with the family/care giver of the patient to ensure a positive patient experience under the direction of the DRN
  • Must have a personal vehicle
  • Must have a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Willingness to travel to neighboring communities
  • Will be asked to provide or complete a current criminal background check
Education Requirements: 
  • Personal Support Worker (PSW) certification 
  • Developmental Support Worker (DSW) diploma, Health Care Aide certification, Internationally Trained Nurses and Paramedic diploma will be considered
Experience Requirements: 
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate competency for additional hands on clinical skill required to support a patient’s activities of daily living (e.g. subcutaneous medications, G-Tube feeds and flushes, bladder irrigation)
  • Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments
  • Awareness of community resources
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated basic observation and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in, and aptitude for, ongoing skills training as well as the ability to implement learned skills and behaviors
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, take direction well and to work independently
Employment Type: 
Part Time
Additional Information: 


Please apply online today at http://app.jobvite.com/m?32w0CkwZ. 

To learn more about VON please visit www.von.ca. 

Job Types: 
Community Support Worker
Industry Sector: 
Health Care and Social Assistance