- The key points of support for this individual will be the addictions and mental health outreach services team in each subRegion and Waterloo Wellington LHIN Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners.
- This individual will link with existing structures including HealthLinks, addictions and mental health outreach services/SOS, Connectivity Tables, CHC programs, shelter and outreach services etc. to support the identification of homeless and vulnerably housed individuals in Area 1 (Wellington and Guelph, FTE 0.4) or Area 2 (Waterloo Region, FTE 0.6) who would benefit from a palliative approach to care.
- Contribute to care planning based on the individuals needs and wishes that supports delivery of the required care in the individuals chosen setting
- Sharing this plan with care team members
- Education and Mentoring of shelter and community outreach workers regarding best practices, a palliative approach to care, identification of the need for a palliative approach to care and how to refer for hospice palliative care support. Additionally, this individual may support awareness amongst workers to recognize compassion fatigue in themselves and resources/support available to manage the stresses of working within a palliative setting
- Program design, Evaluation and Metrics - This individual will collect data to support measurement of described project outcomes
- Support care for target population in acute care, ED and ambulatory care settings as per care plan
- Support and/or provide bridge care between settings including supported discharges and care transitions from ED/acute care vis a vis coordinated, comprehensive care planning
- Provide and or connect the individual with comprehensive hospice palliative care including clinical care, psychosocial, spiritual etc.
- Apply a harm reduction approach
- Advocate for the required resources
- Identify systemic gaps and barriers to care
- Link with secondary hospice palliative care providers when required
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- This role will require an experienced Nurse Practitioner with an unrestricted license or a Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Preferred 5+ with experience in pain management and /or palliative care
- Skills, knowledge and judgment required to prescribe controlled substances as required
- Proven ability to work independently / self-directed as well as part of an interdisciplinary care team
- Proven leadership capabilities and success working with community resources and services, combined with an understanding of the roles of health professionals, support workers, and programs related to community health and social services are required competencies.
- Computer literacy and demonstrated ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary team setting with the ability to promote effective working relationships is essential.
- Travel throughout the Guelph/Wellington regions will be required.
- With appropriate notice, this position may be assigned other shifts or work locations.
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If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements to Human Resources (e-mail: email@example.com). We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.
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