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.