Health Care Facilitator

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The Community Networks of Specialized Care – Central East requires a full time Health Care Facilitator (HCF). Adhering to the mandate of the provincial Community Networks of Specialized Care and Community Networks of Specialized Care - Central East, the Health Care Facilitator, under the direction of the Network Manager, will be responsible to provide direct services for people as part of the capacity building and the bridging within and between systems.  The overall target population for people requiring health care facilitation is for adults with developmental disabilities who meet the High Support and Complex Care Needs (HSCCN) definition.  If required, the Health Care Facilitator’s role can also support those who do not meet the definition. 

The CNSC mechanism for HCF involvement is intended to support adults with developmental disabilities deemed eligible for Developmental Services by the Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) application process and who have been identified with High Support and Complex Care Needs (HSCCN)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide system support that gains access for people to the primary health care system
  • Develop access protocols and training with Family Health Teams, Community Care Access Centres, Community Health Centres, hospital emergency department and other organizations which have involvement with either delivery of or referral to primary care providers
  • Create linkages so that supports are in place for people to receive the best possible health care
  • Identify gaps in accessing primary health care, long term care and mental health systems and develop strategies to navigate or fills those gaps
  • Educate and increase the capacity of other systems (e.g. justice system) with respect to the health care needs of people with developmental disabilities
  • Educate and increase the capacity of developmental, health, and mental health service providers with respect to the health care needs of people with developmental disabilities
  • Facilitate access to primary health care and specialized care providers in the community for people with developmental disabilities
  • Facilitate referrals and linkages to appropriate medical resources and social services
  • Educate providers in the implementation of appropriate care and treatment plans for people experiencing difficulties accessing appropriate medical supports and services
  • Provide advice to agencies to support the development of their own network of health care services
  • Identify specialized training needs and recommendations of training sources from community generic supports and, if not available, strategize to find possible sources
  • Provide selective training to network partners and community agencies consistent with strategic goals of the Community Networks of Specialized Care – Central East

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, an associate’s degree in nursing, or have graduated from an accredited and approved nursing program.
  • In addition, a license is required and may be obtained from graduating an approved nursing program and the candidate maintains professional membership in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience in developmental disability and/or adult mental health services.
  • Working knowledge of logic model, bio psycho social model.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability and have a familiarity with how to access support and services available to adults with developmental disabilities and HSCCN.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills related to developmental disabilities, mental health, family work, and systems issues.
  • Demonstrates the ability to deal congenially with a variety of people effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Organizational skills and demonstrates the ability to handle and respect confidential information with tact and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrates the ability in adherence to people’s rights and an understanding of people’s ability to direct care and their confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications and automated record keeping.
  • A valid province of Ontario’s driver’s license and access to a reliable and insured automobile for transportation to be used in the course of employment as travel across Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge and Durham Region is required.

If you are interested and qualified for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Vanessa Dorion, Human Resources Advisor at vdorion@clhmidland.on.ca