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Part-time Clinical Assistant

at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener

Patient Care – Various Units/Departments            


Various shifts (Days/Evenings/Nights/Weekends)



Grand River Hospital is seeking applications for a Clinical Assistant who is committed to providing optimal patient care and is dedicated to GRH’s mission of Advancing Exceptional Care.  In this position, the incumbent may be required to work with COVID positive patients when assigned. 


The Clinical Assistant assists with patient care by:

  • providing assistance with personal care needs of patients including preventative skin care, hygiene, grooming and dressing, nutrition, use and care of adaptive aids/prosthesis; elimination and toileting.
  • assisting and attending to special needs of the patients,
  • escorting patients into diagnostic tests as needed,
  • collecting and monitoring patient information,
  • taking the patient’s height and weight and documenting the care given accordingly.
  • Assisting with appropriate levels of supervision of patients.
  • Maintaining the safety and comfort of patients by ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors and adhering to hospital infection control measures.



  •       Successful completion of an approved Health Care Aide Program or Personal Support Worker Diploma/Certification from a recognized program or completion of a 1st year Nursing Program (BScN or Practical Nurse) from an accredited college or university  
  • CPR certificate at the Heart Saver Level and Standard First Aid
  • Previous experience in assisting patients with basic personal care needed
  • Minimum of two years of related experience in a health care setting preferred
  • Experience with developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, dementia, mental health and complex behavioural needs is preferred. 
  • Responsible, energetic individual with above average ability to prioritize and organize in a busy environment
  • Knowledgeable regarding the scope of practice for various job categories
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary team, patients, families, and general public
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through with requests
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Capable of working independently and able to take direction
  • Knowledge of principles of medical asepsis and universal precautions
  • Demonstrated positive relationships with other health care

professionals and able to contribute to the development of an environment conducive to excellent patient care

  • Willing to work flexible hours



Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices.  We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community.  We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment.  Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).


Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.

How to Apply:

We look forward to receiving your application! Apply today at https://www.grhosp.on.ca/Careers/p2


If You Require Assistance in Applying, submit your resume by email to EmploymentOntario@regionofwaterloo.caPlease add “[Job Title] – [Company Name] – Attention: JD DM to the subject line as we have multiple employers and job postings.

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