There are more than thirty hospitals in Toronto that include acute care settings, rehab facilities and medical research and teaching facilities.
Some of them hire Personal Support Workers but some don’t.
PSW job at a hospital is considered relatively challenging to come by, partially due to the limited number of job openings.
But recently, hospitals have started to utilize PSW’s in many inpatient care areas and sometimes also provide training to work in specialized inpatient units.
Some of the inpatient units where PSW’s work in a hospital are:
- Rehab units,
- Respirology, and
- Floor and observer assignments for “close patient watch”
- Critical care units such as ICU and CCU (Yes PSW’s work in critical care as well!)
Benefits of Working in a Hospital
Once you graduate as a PSW, there are three routes you can take to start your career:
- Long-Term Care homes,
- Community settings, and
The “traditional” choice among the Personal Support Workers is to work in a hospital.
Why wouldn’t you?
I’m sure if given a choice of working in a Nursing home, community or a hospital, many of you will choose the hospital.
After all, there are many advantages of working in a hospital:
- Rewarding and satisfying to work
- Greater job stability and better benefits
- Truly a team environment as you get to work along with Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and many other specialties.
- Good salary; PSWs working in hospitals usually earn a higher salary than in Nursing homes and community settings
- Opportunity to advance your education or to become a Nurse (Some hospitals will pay for your education)
List of the hospitals that offer PSW jobs in Toronto
Following Toronto, Hospitals offer job openings for Personal Support Workers.
Please note that when applying, make sure to apply only in the manner indicated.
Click on the name of the hospital to explore and apply for PSW positions.
Please note that the hospitals listed below post positions for Personal Support Workers as and when they are available. There may or may not be postings at the time you are looking.
This table is followed by detailed information with direct links to each hospital’s career section.
|Hospital||Job Title Used||Department|
|Baycrest Hospital||Personal Support|
Health Care Aide
|Long Term Care
Health Care Aide
Patient Service Partner
|Trillium Health |
|Patient Care |
Patient Care Assistant
|Patient Care Assistant||Neurology
|Humber River |
|Health Care Aide|
|Scarborough and |
|Patient Support |
|Critical Care Unit|
|St. Joseph's |
|Health Care Attendant||Surgical: Orthopedic
and General Surgery
|Sunnybrook||Patient Service Partner||Holland Orthopedic
and Arthritic Centre
|Patient Care Attendant||Rehab
|North York General|
|Resident Assistant||Senior's Health Centre|
|Health Care Assistant|
Long Term Care
Adult Day Care
|Mackenzie Health||Operating Room |
Patient Care Attendant
Long Term Care
1. Baycrest Hospital
Baycrest is a multidisciplinary facility that comprises of an acute care hospital, nursing home, and an assisted living facility.
3560 Bathurst Street
Canada M6A 2E1
Click here to view job listings at Baycrest.
2. William Osler Health System
There are three campuses with the opening of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
All jobs are posted on one central website.
Etobicoke Campus, Etobicoke General Hospital
101 Humber College Blvd.
Brampton Campus, Brampton Civic Hospital
2100 Bovaird Drive East
Please note that there are no job postings for PSWs at the Peel site.
Click here to view jobs with William Osler Health System.
3. St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital
Sunnybrook hires Personal Support Workers as “Patient Observers” and as “Patient Service Partners”.
You can submit your application by clicking on the link above.
St. John’s Rehab
285 Cummer Avenue
Click here to view jobs with St. John’s Rehab.
4. Trillium Health Partners
This organization has three hospitals and have a job title of Patient Services Attendant for workers who perform similar duties as of a Personal Support Worker.
Positions for all three locations are posted at one central website.
Applications are accepted online only!
The Credit Valley Hospital
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
100 Queensway West
Queensway Health Centre
150 Sherway Drive
Click here to view jobs with Trillium Health Partners
5. University Health Network (UHN)
University Health Network is a group of four hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. Hospitals part of this network are:
- Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
- Toronto Western Hospital
- Toronto General Hospital
Toronto Western Hospital hires PSW’s under the job title “Patient Care Assistant”. Here’s a job posting that was posted on the hospital’s website recently.
You can search for Personal Support Worker Jobs with the University Health Network group of hospitals by clicking here.
If you do not come across any PSW job posting, the next best thing you can do is create a profile on their website.
One of the biggest benefits of creating a profile is that UHN gives priority to people on their database as and when future job opportunities become available.
Enhance your chances of getting hired as Personal Support Worker by creating a profile.
Another thing you can do to stay up-to-date with new job postings is by creating a job alert. Click here to sign-up for email notifications.
Click here to view jobs with any of the hospitals associated with the University Health Network.
6. Humber River Hospital
Humber River is one of the newest hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
It is also the first fully digital hospital in North America.
Personal Support Workers are hired in various departments albeit under various titles such as Health Care Aide and Unit Aide.
Humber River Hospital – Wilson Site
1325 Wilson Avenue
Click here to view jobs with Humber River Hospital.
7. Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System have joined to become one organization.
They are still in a period of transition.
PSWs are hired in many departments and have recently put out job postings for critical care areas.
The title of “Patient Support Representative” is also used to hire PSWs.
Scarborough, ON M1E 4B9
8. Markham Stouffville Hospital
Markham Stouffville Hospital is a great place for PSWs to work.
They hire PSWs in many departments such as Emergency and Medicine.
Applications are strictly accepted online only!
381 Church Street, PO Box 1800
Markham ON L3P 7P3
4 Campbell Drive, PO Box 5003
Uxbridge ON L9P 1S4
Click here to view PSW jobs with this organization.
9. St. Joseph’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Healthcentre is an acute care multidisciplinary hospital that hires Personal Support Workers for many inpatient units such as Medicine and Surgery.
Applications are accepted online only.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre is located at:
30 The Queensway
416 530 6000
Click here to view PSW job listings at St. Joseph’s Healthcentre.
10. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook often hires PSWs as “Observers” and the positions are sometimes full-time.
As the job title suggests, observers basically “observe” the patient’s who are at a risk of causing harm to themselves or to others.
PSWs are also hired as Patient Service Partners at the Holland Orthopedic and Arthritic Centre.
Holland Orthopedic and Arthritic Centre
43 Wellesley St. E
Click here to view job listings at Sunnybrook.
11. Westpark Healthcare Centre
Westpark hires PSWs as Client Care Attendants all across the organization.
This is a specialized rehabilitation hospital with a focus on complex continuing care and community health services.
Westpark Healthcare Centre
82 Buttonwood Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6M 2J5
Click here to view PSW job postings at Westpark.
12. North York General Hospital
Personal Support Workers are hired at the Senior’s Health Centre under the job title: Resident Assistant
Short term, respite and long-term care is provided at this facility.
North York General Hospital: Seniors’ Health Centre
North York, Ontario M2J 5A3
Click here for job postings at this hospital.
13. Providence Healthcare
Providence healthcare has been around for more than a century and provides many services such as:
- Rehabilitation and palliative care at the Providence Hospital,
- Long-term care at the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, and
- Adult day care programs for people living in the community with dementia.
PSWs are hired as Health Care Assistants and Resident Assistants.
There is another position that PSWs are eligible to apply for.
It is called: The Ward Aide
3276 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M1L 1W1
Phone: 416 285 3666
Click here for job postings with this organization.
14. Mackenzie Health
Mackenzie Health is a large organization operating an acute care facility in Richmond Hill.
A new hospital in the city of Vaughan is also going to be managed by the same organization.
It is expected to be functional by 2020.
PSWs are hired in many different roles such as:
- Operative Room Assistant,
- Patient Care Assistant, and
- Service Assistant
10 Trench St.
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4Z3
Richmond Hill: 905-883-1212
Click here to search and apply for PSW jobs with Mackenzie Health.
As you can see, the opportunities are plenty.
Hospitals are starting to utilize PSWs in many inpatient units.
As long as you’re persistent in your efforts and continue to search and apply for positions, you’ll one day get it.
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