Care Coordinator - Continuing Care
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Sydney, NS
Req ID: 36683
Location: Eastern Zone, Health Park
Company: NSHA
Department: 60071137 CC Case Mgmt Intake CBRH
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT short-term (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 02-Jul-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Manager, Continuing Care, the Care Coordinator is responsible for the intake, assessment, service planning and implementation, on going case management, evaluation and appropriate discharge planning of clients within the Continuing Care Program. The Care Coordinator is accountable to administer these functions within the Continuing Care policy, standards and guidelines.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Nutritional studies plus five (5) years directly related experience
  • or a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Nutrition plus three (3) years directly related experience
  • or a Diploma in Registered Nursing plus a Diploma in Public Health Nursing plus five (5) years directly related experience
  • or Diploma in Registered Nursing plus Diploma in Home Care Nursing (Continuing Care Certificate) plus five (5) years directly related experience
  • or Diploma in Registered Nursing plus nine (9) years directly related experience
  • Up to date applicable licensure and NS Registration
  • Must have experience across the continuum of care and knowledge of the Continuing Care Program and other community resources.
  • Excellent assessment, interviewing and negotiation skills essential. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Effective time management and problem solving skills.
  • Must have the proven ability to diffuse difficult and complex situations and be able to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead case conferences.
  • Effective public speaking/presentation skills.
  • Must have the ability to assess and recognize deficits in normal functioning and be able to encourage self care and independence amongst client groups.
  • Familiarity with computers is essential and knowledge of WordPerfect, E-Mail and keyboarding is an asset.
  • A valid drivers licence is required and access to a reliable vehicle may be required.
Hours of Work
Short Assignment Full-time Position; 70 hours bi-weekly

With an anticipated start date of July 8, 2019 and an expected end date of January 8, 2020 (approx. 6 months)

These dates are anticipated and are subject to change

Salary Information
$37.6934 - $42.9151 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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