To Be Determined
Health Sciences North (HSN)
Temiskaming Shores, ON

Posting #:

19-1221

Position:

To Be Determined

Status:

Permanent Full-Time

Program:

Regional Geriatric Program

Department:

Northeast Specialized Geriatric Centre (NESGC) & Regional Geriatric Clinics

Site:

Temiskaming

KEY FUNCTION:

Provide specialized assessment, treatment, and intervention for older adults with multiple complex health needs and provide resources for professionals and caregivers in the Temiskaming District.

REPORTING:

Under the general direction of the Clinical Manager, North East Specialized Geriatric Centre.

DUTIES:

  • Manage and coordinate the Geriatric Medicine clinics in New Liskeard and outreach clinics across Temiskaming.
  • Support partners in care and provide education and capacity building for health care providers regarding geriatrics.
  • Manage outreach clinic, support partners in care and provide education and capacity building for health care providers regarding geriatrics.
  • Administer and perform Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and treatment in line with the expectations outlined within the “A Competency Framework for Interprofessional Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment”.
  • Analyse and synthesize findings from in home geriatric assessment into a comprehensive clinical report identifying client’s priority needs and relevant treatment options designed to optimize their independence.
  • Provide intensive geriatric case management for the medically complex, high risk seniors living in the Temiskaming District.
  • Respond to urgent medical situations in patients’ homes due to the unknown nature of the patients status.
  • Assess condition changes and medication effects and relay relevant information to physicians.
  • Provide support and education to patients and their caregivers.
  • Review and prioritize all incoming referrals.
  • Create, implement, and deliver education to medical professionals, nurses, and physicians across the geriatric continuum of care.
  • Support the Geriatric Medicine Follow-up Clinic using the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment; present findings to physicians.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate speciality programs (e.g. bone health and continence).
  • Educate client and family in coping strategies, decision-making, and utilization of personal and community resources, and make referrals to community resources as required.
  • Collaborate with clients, families, interprofessional team members, and community partners throughout the therapy process and advocate to ensure client needs are met.
  • Complete joint interdisciplinary home visits as required.
  • Maintain relevant statistical information.
  • Develop and implement clinical procedures.
  • Provide/deliver educational programs/content offering mentorship through clinical expertise to students and through continuing education opportunities.
  • Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
  • Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
  • Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
  • Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
  • Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, or Social Work form an accredited University.
  • Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with a regulated college.
  • Successful completion of the Geriatric Assessor training course, Core Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Program, and the P.I.E.C.E.S. Training program are required.
  • Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working within a Specialized Geriatric Centre and completing assessment and treatment guided by the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health assessment, medications, and telemedicine procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health assessment tools (e.g. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Clock Drawing Test, Phonemic/Semantic Fluency, Trails Making Test, Kingston Standardized Cognitive Assessment (KSCA), Brain Network Activation (BNA), Geriatric Depression Scale, and Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of health concerns of First Nations People, in particular the aging populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking with the ability to apply ethical frameworks and choose the optimal assessment and treatment intervention.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mobilizing community health resources and enhancing continuum of care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of education curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Specialized Geriatric Centre community services and available resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively problem-solve, set priorities, and manage conflict.
  • Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
  • Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software, (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform with minimal supervision; to prioritize duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues with health care providers and patients.
  • Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the cognitive, emotional, and environmental demands of the job.
  • Flexible hours may be required for specific education activities.
  • Valid driver’s license with access to reliable vehicle is required.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally within Northern Ontario.

Selection Process:

Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal interview where required.

Shift:

Days

French Language Service Designation:

Bilingualism is Required. In accordance with the FLS Plan, if no bilingual candidates (both internal and external) meet the qualifications, unilingual candidates may be considered.

Salary:

TBD

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent