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Clinical Assistant - General Surgery/Gastroenterology

Competition #:844042

Job Title:Clinical Assistant - General Surgery/Gastroenterology

Job Category:Other Patient Care

New Work Type:Casual

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:SEIU1

Posted Date:12/06/19

Closing date:18/06/19

Salary Range:$23.85 - $26.50 per hour

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):0.000001

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. 


  • Supporting patients upon entry, admission and discharge
  • Assisting patients with activities of daily living including proper hygiene care and feeding
  • Providing one-to-one constant patient care as required
  • Assisting patients adapt to the use of various assistive devices
  • Answering call lights and rounding on patients
  • Completing patients' personal belongings checklists
  • 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 response
  • Undertaking preparation of the deceased patient for the morgue
  • Measuring intakes and outputs and communicating results to RNs
  • Participating, with team members, in the patient care planning process and in the development and implementation of quality-based initiatives


  • 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 BLS certificate
  • Previous experience as a Clinical Assistant in a hospital setting preferred
  • Previous acute care experience preferred
  • Previous experience with ostomies preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (ability to read, write and speak to be able to complete the duties of this position)
  • Active participation in unit initiatives
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Excellent attendance record