Nurse Practitioner - Community Geriatrics

Employer
Ontario's LHINs
Location
Brampton, Ontario
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Ontario's health care system is evolving and, as part of Ontario Health, the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) operating under the business name Home and Community Care Support Services Central West, in close partnership with Ontario Health Teams (OHTs), is on the forefront of helping to build a modern, technologically supported health care system that will enable integrated teams of health care professionals to deliver the best possible care for improved patient outcomes. By building high-performing integrated care delivery systems that provide seamless, fully coordinated care for patients, OHTs will help to achieve better outcomes for patients across the province. As an essential component of an integrated and sustainable health care system, this includes a strong and robust Home and Community Care sector.

More than ever, your skills and experience are needed now and into the future, which is why we want you to join us in being part of the journey. We invite you to learn more about OHTs in our area by clicking here. The future of health care in Ontario is now. Join Ontario Health's Home and Community Care Support Services Central West team and together, we will build a healthier community for all.

We are currently recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner - Community Geriatrics

Regular Part-time (0.8 FTE)

POSITION OUTLINE:

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, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class
  • Nurse Practitioner Program with BScN (Masters level degree in Nursing preferred)
  • Continuing education in behavioral management
  • Healthcare Provider level current
  • Ongoing annual recertification BCLS/BLS or CPR - BCLS/BLS for Healthcare Provider or CPR Healthcare Provider level current
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience preferably in a community setting and in Geriatric Care Nursing
  • Demonstrated experience with proven team building abilities and experience in advancing the clinical practice of multiple health disciplines.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in consultation and ethical decision making.
  • Demonstrated use of theory and evidence to advance clinical practice and outcomes.
  • Knowledge of community organizations and resources
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective organizational and planning skills
  • Basic proficiency with computerized information systems
  • French language is an asset
  • Must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle


Mileage will be reimbursed as per the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Policy and will be based on the designated normal place of work as established by the Department Manager.

Please note the primary assigned location for mileage purposes is 199 County Court Blvd.

Home and Community Care Support Services has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to start date.

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:

Home and Community Care Support Services (formerly LHINs) play 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 ensure 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.

How to Apply:

If you are career minded and an ambitious person seeking a chance to be part of a team that's truly making a difference in the lives of others, please apply online.

We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities 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. Posting available in French upon request.

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