Universal Worker - Rideaucrest Home

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Job Title:
Universal Worker - Rideaucrest Home
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Residential Long Term Care
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Contract Duration :
Up to 12 months
Hours of Work:
Up to 40 hrs/wk
Date Posted:
September 11, 2020
Closing Date:
October 30, 2020

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

The Universal Worker is responsible for supporting infection control by screening staff and visitors and providing high-touch surface cleaning at Rideaucrest Home, a City-owned, non-profit long-term care facility.

Screen all persons entering and exiting Rideaucrest Home using a standardized screening tool (questionnaire and tympanic thermometer)

Ensure all visitors read and understand the Covid-19 screening questionnaire and complete sign-in sheet

Adhere to necessary policy and procedures related to wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Verify staff eligibility for entrance into the Home by verifying employment status with employee ID

Ensure all persons entering the Home follow proper precautionary measures and wear the correct protective apparel as required

Refer individuals to advanced screening if required

Complete high-touch surface area cleaning – tables, doorknobs, handles, light switches, alarm, button, elevators, keypads, sanitizing stations, stairway railings, washroom faucets, flush buttons, check hand sanitizing stations etc.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

Grade 12 diploma or equivalent education

6 months experience working in a customer service environment

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Willingness to wear protective apparel (mask, gloves and gowns)

Demonstrated strong communication, customer service and interpersonal skills

Thoroughness and attention to detail

Flexibility and adaptability

Problem solving and decision-making skills

Sound judgment and conflict management skills

Reliability and punctuality

Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively with a variety of people in a team environment

Availability to work a variety of shifts (day and evenings), 7 days per week

Proof of recent screening for Tuberculosis (TB)

Proof of immunity to communicable diseases

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector, at candidates’ expense.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers Your resumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.