Rapid Response Nurse (Part-time)
The Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), a Crown Agency of the Province of Ontario, is responsible for planning, funding, integrating health services and delivering home and community care services for over 1.8 million people living in northern Toronto, parts of Etobicoke, York Region and South Simcoe County. The LHIN provides over $2 billion in funding to more than 90 health service providers, including hospitals, long-term care homes, community health centres, mental health and addiction service providers and community support services.
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Home and Community Care, your role is to ensure effective transitions from acute to home care for frail adults and seniors with complex needs and/or high risk characteristics, e.g. congestive heart failure. The Rapid Response Nurse provides the first in-home nursing visit within 24 hours from hospital discharge for high needs seniors. Your responsibilities include effective communication and linkage with primary care; timely and effective rapid response nursing care. During this visit, the nurse will confirm the patient hospital discharge care plan, perform a thorough nursing assessment and clinical interventions as required, communicate the importance of primary care to avoid re-hospitalization, and perform medication reconciliation for the client.
Scheduled hours and days require flexibility in order to meet the needs of the Central LHIN and its clients. Rapid response nurses rotate through a 24/7 schedule which includes on-call shifts. Initial area and/or schedule may change in order to facilitate the needs of the Central LHIN in accordance with the ONA Collective Agreement.Work may also be required in different locations across the Central LHIN.
As per the collective agreement.
This position's primary assigned site is Newmarket, Ontario, however there will be requirement for travel to other sites across the Central LHIN.
For more information on the Central LHIN, visit centrallhin.on.ca.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact so arrangements can be made.