Are you an experienced Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) looking for a different kind of practice environment? You’re looking in the right place.
What will you do?
As a valued member of our Home and Community Care team the Care Connector supports the Health Care Connect Program in providing patients with assistance navigating through a complex health care system. The Care Connector works collaboratively with patients and others in their support network to gather information to make a successful connection with an appropriate primary care provider based on the patient’s care needs. The incumbent will maintain contact with patients on the LHIN priority list to keep them informed about potential connections to a primary care provider. The Care Connector works closely with physicians and nurse practitioners to establish and maintain effective relationships in order to build and maintain an inventory of family health care professionals willing and able to accept new patients.
What must you have?
•Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) with current registration with the College of Nurses.
•Good knowledge of primary care services and other community resources in the LHIN, as well as the roles of health care professionals.
•Understanding of issues and priorities within the health care sector.
•In depth understanding of the LHIN’s business, related priorities and requirements for Patient Services as well as understanding of the relevant legislation.
•Effective planning, organizing and evaluation skills to manage multiple patients provide information reports and take corrective action as required.
•Ability to use MS Office applications.
•Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.
•Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset.
•Effective listening and strong facilitation skills to deliver information effectively in a variety of settings including one-on-one, team meetings, and presentations.
•Ability to engage in regular and frequent travel to meet with community groups, primary health care professionals and other health and social services is required.
•Regular attendance at work is required.
Who we are
Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) play a key role in Ontario’s health care system. Working in partnership with patients, families, providers and community organizations, LHINs ensure people have access to the health care they need — at home and in the community.
The Central LHIN is responsible for planning, funding and integrating health services as well as 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. This includes over $2 billion in funding to more than 90 health service providers such as hospitals, long-term care homes, community health centres, mental health and addiction service providers, and community support services.
All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are committed to a culture that values diversity and inclusion.
We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, and are committed to providing accommodation as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.