As a Personal Support Worker (PSW), you are required to provide those needing assistance with daily personal care as they deal with the effects of aging, injury or illness. A PSW works under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse assisting patients with personal hygiene, meal preparation, household management and in dealing with various ongoing conditions. PSW's work very closely with patients often developing personal relationships, therefore your knowledge and abilities must frequently go beyond dexterity skills and emphasize on the value of your role and reflect true sensitivity and respect for each individual client.
Throughout the Personal Support Worker program students will focus mainly on caring for elderly patients. Topics such as abuse and safety, cognitive impairment, mental health issues and personal hygiene will be covered, along with the importance of interpersonal skills and respecting individuality of clients. Areas in childcare and assisting new mothers and newborns will also be taught. Robetech students have the advantage of working within our fully equipped simulated hospital room and practical nursery room. With equipments ranging from wheelchairs, hoya lifts and functioning hospital beds, students will have all the hands on practice needed to feel comfortable and confident when approaching their clinical practice and seeking employment after graduation.
Attending Robetech Institute was the definitive prologue of my second career!
– Colin E.