**1 temporary full time**
The Behavioural Support Central West project was created to enhance services for elderly people with complex behaviours due to dementia, mental health or other neurological conditions. By investing in local initiatives, this project provides services and support to seniors at home, in Long-Term Care or wherever they live.
This phase of the project will focus on increasing support as Behavioural Support designated patients move throughout the trajectory of the treatment in all possible settings. The project RN will ensure that the team in each environment is supported as transitions occur.
The LHIN RN is responsible for: providing essential health related advice and support to healthcare providers to support Behavioural Support designated patient transitions. This role will also link the receiving team with resources and stakeholders to ensure successful transitions.
Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma)
Case Management Certificate and P.I.E.C.E.S training is an asset
GPA ( Gentle Persuasive Approach) essential
Crisis Prevention Intervention Training an asset
CNA certification in Geriatrics preferred
Current CPR certification
Minimum of two (2) years of experience relevant experience as a Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma) focused on providing or coordinating care for adults in a mental health setting and/or specialized geriatrics unit with experience in dementia care
Specialized skills in assessment of delirium, dementia and mental health. Knowledge of multiple best practices in these areas
Ability to assist staff and family members in a person centred approach to develop and implement behavioural care strategies/approaches and to monitor patients responses over time
Ability to provide written consultation notes and review with the Geriatric Psychiatrist, Geriatrician, or others as appropriate
Ability to participate in joint practice partnership with Mental Health and Geriatrics in the assessment of referred older adult patients who have complex medical, mental health and behavioural issues;
Ability to provide ongoing patient follow-up and evaluation of responsive behaviours
Ability to design and educate frontline clinical staff in best practices for responsive behaviours
Ability to facilitate transfer of knowledge into practice and enhance staff's ability to manage responsive behaviours and care plan interventions through role modeling, coaching, mentoring, non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches
Ability to provide liaison between external partners such as long-term care homes, community referral programs including primary care physician, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants, LHIN, Behavioural Support Units (BSU), Geriatric Psychiatry at William Osler Health Centre in and outpatient programs as appropriate, and internal partners including GEM (Geriatric Emergency Nurses).
Ability to work collaboratively to ensure patient flow to programs
Advanced assessment, diagnostic reasoning, decision making and problem solving skills
Must be able to practice independently and interdependently
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
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 LHIN’s mission and values.
Who We Are:
A mosaic of geographic and cultural diversity and home to over 922,000 local residents, the Central West LHIN plans, integrates, funds and monitors the local health care system for the regions of Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin, Malton, North Etobicoke and West Woodbridge. Through the recently passed Patients First Act, LHINs are also now responsible for the delivery of home and community care services and primary care planning, resulting in a better experience for both patients and those who care for them.
Employees at the Central West LHIN enjoy a competitive compensation package, which includes a comprehensive benefit plan. We are committed to creating a work environment that fosters continuous learning at all levels of our organization, including ongoing internal learning opportunities, formal training events and conferences.
How to Apply:
If you are career minded and an ambitious person seeking a chance to be part of a team that’s truly making a difference in the lives of others, please apply on-line at http://lhinjobs.ca/.
We are 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 bilingual candidates. Posting available in French upon request.