• Rapid Response Nurse

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2018 2:36 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Location
    CA-ON-Mississauga | CA-ON-Mississauga
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Temporary (Full-Time)
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Mississauga Halton LHIN
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    The Rapid Response Nursing (RRN) is responsible for ensuring effective transitions from acute to home care for the target population defined as complex/high risk/high utilization individuals, or complex patients as defined by the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) client care model. These patients are those with highest rates of readmission to hospital and medically complex children. The RRN ensures communication and linkage with primary care; and provides timely and effective rapid response home care. In this position, the RRN provides the first in-home nursing visit within 24 hours from hospital discharge for high needs seniors and children. During this visit, the RRN confirms the patient hospital discharge care plan, communicates the importance of primary care to avoid re-hospitalization, and performs medication reconciliation for the client.

    Competition #:    FY1819-159

    Start Date:             as soon as possible

    Reports to:            Manager, Home & Community Care

    Category:               Temporary Full-time (to July 2019)

    Primary assigned location:      2655 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga; with ability to travel within the Mississauga Halton Region


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Screens potential patients for program eligibility from referral information and based on specific program criteria
    • Once the patient is home, reviews the discharge care plan and confirms outstanding medical tests have been scheduled and transportation etc. is available
    • Completes a Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) and provides teaching and medication management as required in partnership with a pharmacist, ensures new prescriptions are filled and facilitates a medication reconciliation to confirm no drug interactions or contraindications
    • Reviews medication protocol with client and caregiver and answer any questions
    • Initiates contact with primary care physician and provides update on client acute care event and post-discharge regime
    • Recommends and facilitates, as appropriate, a one-week client follow-up visit with the primary care physician
    • Provides direct care to clients while collaborating with consultation with a Care Coordinator/Service Provider(s) if assigned.
    • Identifies clients requiring an accelerated assessment and home care services and works with the Care Coordinator to facilitate the home assessment visit
    • Informs and supports the Care Coordinator in developing the client’s care plan and ensuring a smooth transfer of the primary care physician and pharmacist to the ongoing care team
    • Answers any questions or concerns of the client and caregiver and provides contact phone numbers for support
    • Provides support to patient for up to 30 days from time of hospital discharge
    • Participates in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring standards for case management; this includes committee work and active participation and contribution to quality initiatives

     Qualifications include:

    • Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
    • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience as a Registered Nurse
    • Emergency/critical care, medicine/surgical, community nursing and rehab experience an asset
    • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
    • Working knowledge of the nursing process, the consultation process, program planning and crisis management
    • Solid knowledge of health care related legislations and practices
    • Knowledge of direct care/case management models used in community health care organizations
    • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, 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 in a discreet and sensitive manner
    • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
    • Ability to practice independently and interdependently
    • Criminal Reference Check and vulnerable sector screening required
    • Access to a reliable motor vehicle, valid Driver’s License with appropriate business class liability insurance is required
    • Proof of immunization against communicable diseases required
    • Ability to communicate in French or another language an asset


    To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing FY1819-159 via the link above. Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

     Mississauga Halton LHIN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace, committed to Employment Equity. We welcome diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Applicants need to make their accommodation needs known when contacted.To receive any Mississauga Halton LHIN document required by the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act (AODA) and its standards, or to receive any public document on our website in an alternate format, please contact our Communications Department at 905-855-9090 or 1-877-336-9090



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