St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto is a comprehensive health centre specifically geared to serve and support the community of Southwest Toronto.
It is an acute care teaching hospital offering services in many areas such as:
- Women’s health
- Surgery & Oncology, and
- Mental health and addictions
Does St. Joe’s hospital hire PSWs: Yes
Under what title: Health Care Attendant and Health Team Assistant
In which departments: Family medicine, Mental health, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) and many other inpatient departments
What type of positions are usually posted: Part Time and casual
What is the salary range: $22.72 to $23.82 per hour
WHERE ARE THE JOBS POSTED?
All PSW jobs at St. Joseph Health Centre are posted on their website.
Current PSW Jobs at St. Joe’s are updated here and you can apply from the same area.
Bear in mind that sometimes St. Joe’s accept applications and resumes for future Health Care Attendant job openings. These resumes are kept on file for positions that may arise in the future.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY?
Before you apply for any PSW position at St. Joe’s, you must meet the pre-requisites.
Since PSWs are hired in many departments and clinics, pre-requisites slightly differ depending upon the area.
Here are some of the requirements for different areas where PSWs are hired:
For future PSW job openings as Health Care Attendant:
For inpatient adult mental health PSW positions:
For positions in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)
WHAT ARE THE JOB DUTIES?
Health Care Attendants perform a variety of tasks depending on the department.
Nonetheless health care attendants at St. Joesph Health Centre play a vital role in the functioning of many departments and clinics. They are an integral part of the care team.
Some of the tasks that PSWs perform are:
- the ordering of patient education materials and medical supplies
- the portering of lab results, instruments, and patients
- carrying out administrative duties as needed
- the preparation of patient exam rooms
PSWs also perform a wide range of other tasks which you can read here.
DOES ST. JOE’S HAVE VOLUNTEERS?
Volunteering can help strengthen the chances of your eventually obtaining paid employment at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
It gives you experience at the facility, gains you connections and insider information, and looks good on your resume.
It can also increase your chances of doing exceptionally well at the job from the very start, as it will give you experience in the facility and with its staff, as well as its procedures and policies.
An example of where this knowledge can be very useful is in finding places and specific rooms in the building, as well as the places where supplies are kept.
At St. Joe’s you can work as a volunteer in many areas such as:
- Patient support
- First impressions
- Retail and fundraising, and
- Recreational support
Click here for more detailed information on volunteering at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
HOW CAN YOU STAY CONNECTED?
Like with many other organizations today, a great means of keeping connected and “in the loop” with St. Joseph’s Health Centre is through social media.
“Liking” and “following” St. Joseph’s on Facebook and Twitter will ensure that their updates will appear on your Facebook and Twitter feeds. You can also look for specific information, and possibly ask questions on St. Joseph’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Below are links to St. Joseph’s Facebook and Twitter pages:
DOES ST. JOE’S HAVE MULTIPLE SITES?
Yes, St. Joseph’s does have multiple sites.
The main health centre building is at:
30 The Queensway
The Community Renal Centre is at:
1020 Islington Avenue
The Urban Family Health Team is at:
27 Roncesvalles Avenue
Well i have so much experience i have worked in hospitals for 22 years back in uk i have gained my psw cert and many other certs with it i was told i have so much to offer why then i am not getting work in hospitals more than some who have worked in hospitals here.