• Rapid Response Nurse

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 2:04 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Location
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Temporary (Full-Time)
    Job Industry
    Healthcare and Medical Services
    Central West LHIN
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    *this is a temporary full-time position with a end date of March 29, 2019*


    This program is designed to ensure effective transitions from acute to home care for two target populations: medically complex children and frail adults and seniors with complex needs and/or high risk characteristics e.g. congestive heart failure. To ensure communication and linkage with primary care; and provide timely and effective rapid response home care.



    The Rapid Response Nurse provides the first in-home nursing visit within 24 hours from hospital discharge for high needs seniors and children. During this visit, the nurse will confirm the patient hospital discharge care plan, communicate the importance of primary care to avoid re-hospitalization, and perform medication reconciliation for the client.



    • Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma) in god standing with the College of Nursing
    • Case Management Certificate is an asset
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience relevant experience as a Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma)
    • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professional
    • Emergency/critical care and community nursing experience an asset
    • Knowledge of direct care / case management models used in community health care organizations
    • Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
    • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning 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.
    • Effectively maintain a constant flow of verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization
    • Able to communicate with clients’, their families, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives
    • Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues


    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.


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