Ontario’s health care system is evolving and, as part of Ontario Health, the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), in close partnership with Ontario Health Teams (OHTs), is on the forefront of helping to build a modern, technologically supported health care system that will enable integrated teams of health care professionals to deliver the best possible care for improved patient outcomes. By building high-performing integrated care delivery systems that provide seamless, fully coordinated care for patients, OHTs will help to achieve better outcomes for patients across the province. As an essential component of an integrated and sustainable health care system, this includes a strong and robust Home and Community Care sector. More than ever, your skills and experience are needed now and into the future, which is why we want you to join us in being part of the journey. We invite you to learn more about OHTs in our area by clicking here. The future of health care in Ontario is now. Join Ontario Health’s Mississauga Halton LHIN team and together, we will build a healthier community for all.
We are currently recruiting for Care Coordinators with a focus on COVID-19 Tester/IPAC Extender functions
Start Date: as soon as possible
Category: Temporary Full-time (approx. 3 months with possibility to extend)
Team: Central Region COVID - Assessment Team
Schedule: Days, evenings and weekends (hours of operation 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Location & Details: Employees will be assigned to work primarily within the Mississauga Halton LHIN geography. Some travel may be required to support work across the Central Region LHIN. Training will be provided.
Ontario is working with its partners in the health care system implementing a robust plan to prevent, monitor for, detect and, if needed, isolate any cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Accessible testing and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Auditing and education are key elements of the plan. Central Region will be supporting testing and assessment and IPAC auditing and education activities with a dedicated team covering the central region geography across the continuum.
The team will consist of approximately 100 Testers/IPAC Extenders who will conduct testing in congregate settings, assessment centers, schools, worksites and ad hoc pop-up assessment centres. The team will also provide health promotion and infection prevention education to a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to long-term care homes, retirement homes, congregate settings, physicians, patients, families and community partners. Specifically, the team will assess the various sites for IPAC-related issues, processes, gaps, and need for training of others in the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, and other IPAC-related topics and providing follow-up and ongoing IPAC support in consultation with Public Health. While the initial assignment will focused on the Testing and IPAC Extenders functions, individuals may revert to performing their primary home position functions when the volumes decline in the community.
In preparation for COVID-19 Wave Two, Ontario’s Ministry of Health is actively exploring the development of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Clinics that will be designated to support Ontarians who are experiencing influenza like symptoms and require medical intervention and symptom management. The Tester/IPAC Extender role may be required to support these clinics by providing testing, education and conducting patient assessments.
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.
All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.