Registered Practical Nurse – Hospital to Home Program
If you are a Registered Practical Nurse seeking to make a difference in the Hospital to Home program, we want to hear from you! Bring your practical nursing experience and interest in supporting our patients within their homes to these casual role for the Central West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
The Central West Integrated Care Model (H2H) is a joint initiative of the Central West CCAC (CWCCAC), Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) and William Osler Health System (WOHC), working with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) and supported by the Central West Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN).
H2H is an innovative new model of care, built with feedback and collaboration from our patients, that is designed to enhance patient transitions from the hospital to the community. By decreasing clinical handoffs, giving patients a single point of contact, and reducing duplication, patients can transition from the hospital to home more seamlessly. H2H will initially support patients with cellulitis and/or urinary tract infections requiring short-term nursing interventions. H2H will later expand to support those with more complex needs following evaluation, feedback and experience with the initiative. The incumbent will work from one of three ER departments and/or in the patient’s home in the Central West community.
Reporting to the Patient Care Services Manager, you will be responsible and accountable for providing quality patient/family focused nursing care to a patient population with predictable outcomes. As part of the interdisciplinary health team, you will practice within your full scope to plan, organize and provide care to patients in accordance with the nursing philosophy and standards set by the Central West LHIN in collaboration with CW CCAC, WOHS, and HHCC and according to the standards of nursing practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario and within the Regulated Health Professionals Act legislation. Specifically, you will apply knowledge of nursing process, as it relates to scope of practice, to achieve identified patient goals when overall care needs are less complex, outcomes are predictable and risk of negative outcomes is low.
• Registered Practical Nurse diploma
• Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Case Management Certificate is an asset
• Current health care provider BCLS
• Physical assessment course preferred
• Minimum of two (2) years acute hospital relevant experience as a Registered Practical Nurse
• Working experience in an Emergency Department/Critical care and Community Nursing preferred
• Demonstrated knowledge, experience and ability to care for patients with the following:
• initiation and maintenance of IV therapy
• administration of medication above the drip chamber
• health assessment
• blood collection and blood product administration, normal and abnormal blood values
• blood glucose monitoring
• nasogastric tube
• wound management skills
• excellent infection control practices
• Appropriate lifting techniques
• Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professional
• Community nursing experience an asset
• Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
• Knowledge of direct care / case management models used in community health care organizations.
• Knowledge of CCAC priorities, policies, practices and service standards
• Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
• Must be able to practice independently and interdependently
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills including effectively maintaining a constant flow of verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization
• Able to communicate with patients’, their families, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives
• Effective organizational and planning skills
• Basic proficiency with computerized information systems
• French language is an asset
• Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Demonstrates commitment to the CCAC’s mission and values.
• Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues
LOCATION: The Central West CCAC has offices in Brampton, Etobicoke and Orangeville.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are seeking a chance to truly make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own, please apply on-line, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at 905 796-7057 (the use of this fax number is for recruitment purposes only).
The Central West Community Care Access Centre is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.
We are governed by the requirements of the French Language Services Act and therefore encourage applications from French speaking candidates.