CLASSIFICATION: Nurse Practitioner - Community Geriatrics
CATEGORY: Regular Part-time (0.8 FTE)
UNION: CUPE Local 966
DEPARTMENT: Home and Community Care Support Services
RESPONSIBLE TO: BSO Director, Home and Community Care Support Services
HOURS OF WORK: Days, evenings and weekends
As an integral member of the Behaviour Supports Network, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) – Behaviour Support Community Resource (BSCR) NP, will provide direct care to complex behavioural patients (shared care) and contribute to the development of a behavioural care plan.
The BSCRNP will function in a specialty role providing behavioural support expertise to older adults presenting with, or at risk for, responsive behaviours/ personal expressions that may be associated with (BPSD) Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, Dementia, complex mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions.
The BSCRNP will provide direct care to patients and clinical oversight to the regional Behaviour Support Community Resource (BSCR) Nurses. The BSCR-NP will facilitate care connections with providers across the health care sectors for older patients requiring behavioural supports in the community. Working collaboratively across the health care system, including home care, primary care physicians, specialized geriatric services, acute care and community services, the BSCR-NP will provide expert clinical behavioural leadership to support seamless, integrated care delivery. The BSCR-NP will have the opportunity to engage in all domains of advanced practice nursing, including mentoring and professional development through coaching for care coordinators, service providers, nursing and physician colleagues, and participating in educational initiatives to advance evidence-based practice in behavioural care. This position will support program development, attendance/ educational presentation at Behavioural Support Network Meetings, care conferencing and committee involvement.
The BSCR-NP will engage in health promotion, treatment and management of health conditions. In addition, the BSCR-NP will perform other duties as assigned within their legislated scope of practice including, but not limited to, diagnosing, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and prescribing pharmaceuticals.
The position is a Regular Part-time role working four days per week (equivalent to 0.8 FTE). Based on operational needs the successful candidate may at times be required to work full-time hours (5 days per week).
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES include:
Expert Clinical Practice
Who we are
Home and Community Care Support Services plays a key role in Ontario’s health care system. Working in partnership with patients, families, providers and community organizations, Home and Community Care Support Services ensures people have access to the health care they need — at home and in the community.
A mosaic of geographic and cultural diversity, and home to 922,000+ residents, Home and Community Care Support Services Central West plans, integrates, funds and monitors the local health care system for the regions of Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin, Malton, North Etobicoke and West Woodbridge. Our focus is on creating a better experience for patients and those who care for them.
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.
We are governed by the requirements of the French Language Services Act and, therefore, encourage applications from bilingual candidates.