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Healthcare Certificate Program

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER (PSW) (NOC:3413)

Personal support workers play an essential role in the health care industry, working in private homes or health care facilities to help provide patients with care and comfort. Our program train students to work with other health care professionals to provide a number of services for the elderly, disabled and ill, to help them rehabilitate or simply live their lives in the most comfortable manner possible.

This one-year certificate program is created by National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) and designed to teach our students how to successfully provide care and assistance to clients with the intention of live satisfying lives in their communities and in institutions. The courses combine practical skills training with the communication, patient care and support techniques that professionals require in an industry that involves caring for the sick. During the course students will study physiology, anatomy and alterations to human mental and physical health, and complement this knowledge with patient care techniques, such as infection control, administering medication and much more. Students conduct lab work and have a clinical placement to practice their skills. Also, the student will lean techniques relating to specific patient types, such as those with cognitive disorders or those requiring palliative care. Conflict management and family communication skills are also part of the curriculum.



PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER (PSW) 


Personal support workers play an essential role in the health care industry, working in private homes or health care facilities to help provide patients with care and comfort. Our program train students to work with other health care professionals to provide a number of services for the elderly, disabled and ill, to help them rehabilitate or simply live their lives in the most comfortable manner possible.

This one-year certificate program is created by National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) and designed to teach our students how to successfully provide care and assistance to clients with the intention of live satisfying lives in their communities and in institutions. The courses combine practical skills training with the communication, patient care and support techniques that professionals require in an industry that involves caring for the sick. During the course students will study physiology, anatomy and alterations to human mental and physical health, and complement this knowledge with patient care techniques, such as infection control, administering medication and much more. Students conduct lab work and have a clinical placement to practice their skills. Also, the student will lean techniques relating to specific patient types, such as those with cognitive disorders or those requiring palliative care. Conflict management and family communication skills are also part of the curriculum.

Course Outline

- PSW Foundations
- Safety and Mobility
- Assisting with Personal Hygiene
- Abuse and Neglect
- Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
- Care Planning, Restorative Care, Documentation, Working in the Community
- Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
- Assisting the Dying Person
- Assisting with Medications
- Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
- Health Conditions
- Clinical Placement (Community)
- Clinical Placement (Facility)

Duration of the course is 32 weeks
Timing: Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Prerequisite: Medical certificate, Police check.

Canadian Technology College issues a Certificate after completion of the course

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Your Career as Personal support worker

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Health care aide
  • Hospital attendant
  • Long term care aide
  • Nurse aide
  • Nursing attendant
  • Orderly
  • Patient care aide
  • Patient service associate
  • Personal care attendant - medical
  • Psychiatric aide
  • Resident care aide - medical

Job opportunities

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Canada and especially in Ontario.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
• Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
• A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
• There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Most employees in this occupation work in nursing and residential care facilities with a small proportion working in hospitals. Population growth and the ageing population are expected to generate job opportunities for nurse’s aides, orderlies and patient services associates in the coming years. Demand for this occupation could increase as efforts are made to increase the capacity of long-term care homes; leverage retirement homes and supportive housing providers to reduce hospital stays; and implement strategies to address dementia and palliative care.
However, the latest 2019 provincial budget spelled out a decrease in hospital infrastructure expenditures for 2019/20, falling by more than 10%, while the provincial health sector as a whole will see a 2.2% increase in funding, lower than the 4.9% increase from the previous year. While the operating funding of public hospitals is expected to increase in 2019/20, it is expected to increase by 1.3% over the year, compared to a growth of 6.3% the previous year.
In addition, the Ontario health sector as a whole will see significant changes in the medium-term. A process will be launched to consolidate 14 regionally based Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) that manage various aspects of employment for health practitioners in Ontario, and six provincial agencies, including eHealth Ontario and Cancer Care Ontario, into one single provincial health agency known as Ontario Health. As well, the provincial government has announced plans to reorganize health care providers into various coordinated teams focusing on patients and specific local needs in a new type of unit called Ontario Health Teams, with each Team to fall under a new funding structure.

Salary

  • Canada – CA$46,603 - CA$70,934 per year

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