Are you an experienced registered nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, or certified social worker (MSW) looking for a different kind of practice environment? You’re looking in the right place.
As a valued member of our Home and Community Care team, you will facilitate the journey through Ontario’s health care system by assessing referred patients, determining their health care needs and eligibility, and ensuring they receive the services and care they need, where and when they need them.
Whether you are working in our office, in a local hospital or in the community, you will have the opportunity to impact lives in your community, enjoy a balanced lifestyle, and be part of a great team that makes care happen.
We are currently seeking full-time Care Coordinators to work at the hospital sites within our region.
What will you do?
- In collaboration with patients and their families, assess care needs, determine eligibility for services, and develop individual care and service plans
- Link patients with service providers
- Coordinate and monitor care plan delivery
- Establish a helping relationship with patients and their families
- Balance patient needs and choices with available resources, ensuring patients’ values and preferences are respected
What must you have?
- Membership, in good standing, with the applicable regulatory body:
- College of Nurses of Ontario
- College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
- College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
- College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario
- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
- BScN or diploma in Nursing, if applicable
- 2+ years of recent experience in community health or a related field
- Knowledge of the health care delivery system and community resources
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, assessment and decision-making skills
- Effective time management skills, with the ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multidisciplinary environment
- A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle
- Ability to use a computer in a Windows environment
What would give you the edge?
- Experience working with diverse patient groups, e.g., multicultural, homeless, palliative, acquired brain injury (ABI), mental health, geriatrics, pediatrics
- Ability to speak French or another second language
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.
Through a dedicated team of 400+ employees, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN provides care to almost 39,000 patients each year, including more than 5,800 children. Our work ranges from providing information and referral services, to supporting transitions between hospital, adult day programs, long-term care, and respite or convalescent care.
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.
Reporting to the Manager, Community and Population Health, the incumbent will be responsible for a combined role of Hospital Mental Health Care Coordination and Mental Health Nursing. Monday through Friday mornings, 8:30 to 12:00pm at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and 1:00pm to 4:30pm as a Community MHAN Nurse.
Hospital MH CC:
- Conducting eligibility and service needs assessments for clients referred to WWLHIN for in home or placement services;
- Developing, initiating and co-ordinating individualized care plans for eligible clients, and providing ongoing resource management and discharge planning as appropriate;
- Conducting alternate planning for non-eligible clients, and providing program interpretation/education to hospital and community agency staff, long term care facilities, physicians, clients and families;
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- MHAN Nurse:
- assisting school boards in recognizing and responding to student mental health and addiction issues
- providing services and support to students with mild to complex mental health and substance abuse issues
- developing plans for Patients with mental health and addiction needs including the transition of students back to school from hospitalization
- providing support or intervention for issues such as self-harm or treatment refusal.
- supporting students and/or parents access services such as family health and/or addictions agencies.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Knowledge and application of case management principles and practices acquired through membership in good standing, with the appropriate college as a Registered Nurse. Proven skills in the areas of case management, assessment, communication, interviewing, problem solving, interpersonal and leadership within a team based setting is required. Recent LHIN case management and experience and knowledge related to mental health issues required and certification in Mental Health Nursing (CPMHN(C)) or other Professional Mental Health certification is preferred. The ability to work independently in a highly organized manner is required. This position also requires proficiency in the use of a personal computer in a windows networked environment, using Word and database software. The ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is required. Fluency in French language preferred.
- direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth
- knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth
- solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
- advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
- ability to work independently
- effective interpersonal and communications skills
- proficiency in the use of a personal computer in a windows networked environment, using Word and database software
- must have valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
- ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is requiredThis position may be required to provide relief at other LHIN locations or teams as needed and may be part of the on call rotation as per the provisions of the ONA collective agreement.
WWLHIN strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com for assistance.