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Geraldton District Hospital

Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (PRC)


Posted Jan 15PRC-1556184

Job Description

The Geraldton District Hospital has an immediate opening for one (1)PermanentPart-time Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (PRC).  This position provides consultation, assessment, coaching, training, mentoring and education, network building, and facilitates and supports an integrated system of care for behavioural clients and LTC residents as well as service providers.

PRCs support health professionals who care for seniors with complex physical, cognitive and mental health and addiction needs that have associated behaviours. This includes: staff and management and related health professionals to enhance their psychogeriatric knowledge and skill development. The PRC collaborates with other specialists, consultants, community teams and best practice coordinators to integrate supports and improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. The PRC brings forward extensive knowledge and experience in best practices related to the support of seniors with mental illness and dementias.

Position Qualifications:

A diploma and current registration in one of the following health professions: Nursing, Social Work, Rehabilitation Sciences or Psychology.

  • Current registration and in good standing with a professional college in Ontario 

  • 3 years working with older adults with mental health illness 

  • Knowledge of the Long Term Care Act and inspection process 

  • Knowledge of and experience in working within the P.I.E.C.E.S framework an asset 

  • Knowledge of and experience with Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) an asset 

  • Competence in the use of standard assessment tools


  • Knowledge, skills and experience in the assessment/care planning for older adults and the use of clinical assessment tools as they relate to:
    • complex physical health problems including pain, chronic disease management, delirium, metabolic disorders
    • cognitive function and impairment including dementia as well as other neurological disorders
    • mental health care problems including mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic disorders with a variety of underlying causes, longstanding mental health illness including personality disorders, schizophrenia etc.
    • Familiarity with the use of psychotropic medication and the ability to facilitate a learning discussion about the selection, detection and monitoring of psychotropic medication.
  • Familiarity with Quality Improvement, program development and program evaluation would be an asset.

  • Proficiency in the use of computing software such as Word, PowerPoint, Email and the Internet.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required.

This individual will work in a team environment in the Long-Term Care unit.  This position is directly responsible to the LTC Nurse Manager.

Geraldton District Hospital is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.

If there are no qualified applicants for the above-posted position, the Hospital may, at its discretion, train unqualified applicants.

Please submit your application with resume to the attention of: 

Keri Cloutier

LTC Nurse Manager



Contact Information

Geraldton District Hospital
Jo-Anne Nord