Position: Discharge Planner or Social Worker
File #: 2020-16677
Status: Full Time (1)
Department: Discharge Planning
Site: Mississauga Hospital (with cross site appointment)
Posted: March 24, 2020
Internal Deadline: March 31, 2020
Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community
When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community - patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan - quality, access and sustainability - anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients - inside and outside the hospital.
At THP, we are relentless in providing high quality, compassionate care to our communities and take great pride in fostering an inclusive and accessible environment and we are all accountable for contributing to a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing and promoting excellence in patient care though advancing patient and staff safety. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated to improve the health of the community, committed to excellence, quality and patient safety we would like you to join our Better Together team!
Under the leadership of the Manager, Discharge Planning, the Discharge Planner or Social Worker will work within a fast paced environment as a collaborative team member of an interdisciplinary team.
In addition to being one of the key points of contact for discharge planning to formulate, facilitate and coordinate discharge plans focused on the needs and goals of the patient and their family system they will also be responsible for:
Employing critical thinking and creative problem solving to facilitate all discharge planning, including complex discharge planning situations;
Providing in-depth discharged focused assessments, collaboratively creating the discharge plan with the team, the patient and their family and providing support, education and guidance through the implementation of the discharge plan;
Facilitating a timely transition to the community; identifying safety gaps/challenges and addressing all barriers using most appropriate resources in partnership with internal and external partners;
Assessing risk and need for psychosocial intervention;
Providing psychosocial assessments to identify the need for and subsequent provision of clinical social work services and/or referral to Social Work.
The primary goal of Discharge Planning services is to support and enable patients and families to make timely transitions through the hospital system. The Discharge Planner or Social Worker does all of this in an effort with the goal of providing an exceptional patient and family experience. The Discharge Planner or Social Worker understands the Flow and Capacity challenges of a hospital system and works to achieve that the patients are in the right place, at the right time, receiving the right care.
Masters degree in Social Work required and/or Bachelors degree in a Health discipline required (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy);
Current registration and membership with Regulated College;
2-5 years clinical experience in an acute care hospital setting;
Experience in Discharge planning is essential;
Demonstrated ability to conduct psychosocial assessments and counselling and/or demonstrated ability to assess risk and need for referral to Social Work for psychosocial assessment and intervention;
Demonstrated excellence in interview skills and ability;
Current knowledge of community resources and initiative to proactively search for new resources;
Experience with legislation that governs Public Hospitals (Public Hospitals Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Consent to Treatment Act, etc.);
Extensive knowledge on how to effectively serve an increasingly aging and diverse population with complex medical, functional, cognitive and psychosocial needs;
Comprehensive knowledge of the impact of social determinants of health on discharge planning, hospital LOS, Patient Flow and hospital system capacity;
Expert communication, collaboration, organizational and problem solving skills;
Ability to work independently as well as with an interdisciplinary team;
Demonstrated ability to set priorities;
Skilled working with a broad range of client groups and their significant supports.
Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.
To pursue this career opportunity, please visit our website: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca
Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage. To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.
We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.