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Health Care Assistant MSK, Geriatric Rehab & Specialized Dementia Unit

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 10, 2021.

CUPE Job Posting #866496                       

Position: Health Care Assistant
Site: University Centre, Toronto Rehab 
Department: MSK, Geriatric Rehabilitation & Specialized Dementia Unit
Reports to: Manager, Program Services
Grade/Scale: TR:02
Hourly Rate: $22.947 to $23.853 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: 0.50 FTE; Shifts: D/E/N alternate weekends
Status: Temporary part-time 6 months


University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Health Care Assistant as part of Toronto Rehab Pandemic response team.

The Pandemic response team is an initiative created to respond to nursing staffing requirements at UHN based on pandemic related activities and staffing needs


The Health Care Assistant (HCA) is a member of the MSK, Geriatric Rehabilitation & Specialized Dementia Unit and is actively involved in the provision of supportive patient care. This includes but is not limited to performing basic patient care functions which contribute to the implementation of the plan of care. The HCA work under delegation of a nurse or other regulated health care provider; and works to their own knowledge, skills and abilities including how to report outcomes and escalate safety concerns.


• Education: Completed a PSW Program that meets the appropriate standards established by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
• Must be or in the process of being registered with the Ontario Personal Support Worker Registry
• Behavioral management (CPI) training
• Valid Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
• Ability to lift over 60 lbs. on a constant basis
• Ability to handle occasional to moderate exertion (i.e. constant standing, walking, climbing, reaching and frequent movement) on an occasional to frequent basis


Posted Date: November 19, 2020      Closing Date: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have maintained satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.University Health Network thanks all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.