The Champlain Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) mandate is to ensure health services are well-organized, appropriately funded, and meet the health needs of the 1.3 million residents who call this region home.
We work with and fund roughly 120 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs in hospitals, community support services, mental health and addiction services, community health centres, and long-term care homes. The Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services.
The MAiD Navigator is the primary contact for Medical Assistance in Dying requests, inquiries, system navigation and patient education. They facilitate and coordinate the implementation of best practices for the MAiD program and collaborates with related committees, physicians, other members of the Champlain Regional Medical Assistance in Dying Network.
Education and Experience:
- Process referrals and complete initial intake with the patient and/or family to determine their needs and wishes
- Coordinate/schedule specialized assessments with a variety of health care professionals (i.e. physicians, social workers, speech-language pathologists, spiritual care, etc) based on patients’ needs. • Work with patients, families and other healthcare organizations to coordinate/schedule MAID procedures either in-hospital or in the community
- Provide guidance and education to patients and staff under very challenging circumstances
- Ensure that documentation is completed in accordance with policy and legislation
- Communicate with various departments at The Ottawa Hospital and multiple other external medical organizations
- Connect with external providers to retrieve or redirect referrals and/or reports
- Communicate and send documentation to the coroner’s office
- Educate patients, families’ health care providers about MAID either by phone, e-mail or in person
- Prepare educational presentations and provide in-service education to hospital staff
- Attend and lead debriefs and pre-briefs with the MAID team and other health care providers involved
- Create educational materials and resources for patients, families and providers
- Coordinates, advises and implements special projects related to quality improvement with respect to MAID
- Participate in the MAID Internal Resource Group
- Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma) with a current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Related professional nursing experience which is normally attained over a period of two years
- Palliative care experience that includes advance care planning, goals of care and end of life care planning
- Professional experience in health care should include linkage with other community health agencies, needs assessment, care coordination and/or discharge planning
- Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Hospice Palliative Care is an asset
- LEAP training is an asset
- Experience working with oncology patients and/or experience providing MAiD expertise are assets
Skills and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of Bill C-14, provincial legislation, and procedures for MAID
- Knowledge of medical diagnoses and prognoses, symptom management, end-of-life care and cognitive/psychiatric disorders
- Knowledge of Champlain region Hospice and palliative care organizations and partners
- Working knowledge of computer software (email, internet) and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
- Effective planning, organizing, and evaluation skills to manage multiple patients, provide information reports, and take corrective action as required
- Ability to accurately complete required documentation, reports, forms, and recommendations
- Verbal and written communication skills to establish and maintain a wide range of partners (doctors, nurses, social workers, etc.) within the healthcare and Hospice community
- Ability to manage difficult conversations /situations such as advance care planning, goals of care, end-of-life and hospice care, and medical assistance in dying, in a healthy and effective manner
- Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the last six months
- A valid Ontario Driver’s License (or equivalent) and access to a motor vehicle are required
Wages are in accordance with the collective agreement between Champlain LHIN and OPSEU and starting salaries range from $39.22/hr. - $41.89/hr.
Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
This position is temporary until approximately February, 2022
Please note that selection will be in accordance with Article 12.02 of the Collective Agreement (Selection).
All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Champlain LHIN welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in any aspects of the selection process.