Complex/Palliative Care Coordinator - Oxford County (Full Time)

South West LHIN - London, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

Are you an experienced registered nurse (BScN) looking for a different kind of practice environment? You’re looking in the right place.

At this time, the South West Local Health Integration Network is seeking two (2) Registered Nurses to work in our Oxford Complex Team supporting medically complex and palliative patients. These two (2) opportunities are temporary full time assignments with an approximate duration of 6 to 12 months. The successful candidates are welcome to be considered for casual employment following completion of the assignment.

As a valued member of the Home and Community Care portfolio, the Complex Care Coordinator:

Is a Registered Nurse (RN, BSCN);
Possesses exceptional communication and organizational skills;
Has a strong history of collaboration with community support service agencies in joint service planning;
Embraces change and demonstrates enthusiasm for working within new frameworks;
Uses their superior assessment skills and sound clinical judgement with a patient-centred approach;
Is a natural motivator, leader, and advocate;
Demonstrates a willingness to travel;
Practices and upholds the values of accountability and “thinking outside the box”.

If you possess the above credentials, skills, and values, we want to hear from you!

What Can I Expect To Do?

As a Care Coordinator in our Complex Team, you will:
Work in close collaboration with all system partners to provide a team approach to care for the Complex Palliative population.
Support patients with linkages to the broader health care system with the aim of maintaining the patient’s safety in their own home. Emphasis will be on preventing admission to hospitals or visits to ED and possibly delaying or avoiding admission to Long-Term Care.
Provide a RAI-HC assessment within one (1) week of a patient's discharge from ED or hospital and a minimum of every 90 days.
Have significant interaction with hospital partners and our LHIN hospital teams to support effective transition of patients from hospital to home.
Represent the LHIN on multidisciplinary committees and community agency working groups.

Location: This position is located within Oxford County. The LHIN has an office in Woodstock, Ontario.

How Do I Qualify?

A Registered Nurse (RN, BScN) who has membership in good standing with a regulatory body in Ontario.

Minimum of five (5) years’ related professional experience.
Comprehensive experience in needs assessment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
In-depth knowledge of chronic disease self-management and population-based health is required.
Sound knowledge of community resources and the long-term care system.
Active knowledge of privacy and other relevant legislation (e.g., the Long Term Care Act).
Effective planning, organization, and evaluation skills.
Superior communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills with high emotional intelligence.
Ability to embrace change.
Efficient computer literacy in patient health databases and Windows-based environment.
Demonstrated ability to balance fiscal responsibilities with patient needs.
The ability to travel throughout the specific county region is required.
Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
Must be comfortable working within a hospital environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency in a second language, particularly French.
CAPCE trained.
Proficiency with RAI-HC assessment tools.
An ambassador of workplace culture.

Who We Are:
Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) play a key role in Ontario’s health care system. Working in partnership with patients, families, providers and community organizations, LHINs ensure people have access to the health care they need — at home and in the community.

Committed to innovation and collaborative partnerships, the South West LHIN plans, coordinates and funds local health services, and delivers high-quality home and community care to patients and families, with a focus on improving population health, the patient experience, and value for money across the health care system. Our staff incorporate the best aspects of teamwork and continuous learning as they work with the local community to ensure the best health outcomes for everyone.

How To Apply:
Please visit to submit your resume and cover letter. Application deadline is November 21, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to volume of applications, we are not able to respond to general inquiries by phone or e-mail.

We are committed to a culture that values diversity and inclusion.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, and are committed to providing accommodation as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.