Community Care Coordinator

Vancouver Island Health Authority - Courtenay, BC (30+ days ago)

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In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Working independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Community Care Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, teaching, supervising, implementing, providing and evaluating Community Care including home support, home care nursing, and case management, for patients/clients and their caregivers/families in the designated Mt. Waddington area, including the supervision of staff

Education, Training And Experience

Graduation from a recognized nursing program. Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant. Five (5) years recent related experience, including two (2) years in a supervisory role. Recognised post basic education related to gerontology, geriatric care and community care nursing. Knowledge of and experience working with related legislation. Knowledge of the skills, policies and procedures for Community Care Services; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Basic Life Support, Level C certificate. Valid BC drivers license.

Skills And Abilities
Apply nursing process as required and described in BCCNP Standards of Nursing Practice.
Demonstrate clinical competence with the delivery of community care services
Provide leadership, supervision, selection and staff evaluation
Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, with other staff, and with patients/clients and their caregivers/families
Demonstrate conflict resolution, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Utilise sound judgement, good observation and assessment skills, tact and empathy
Fact-find and seek out information and/or resources
Intervene in crisis or difficult situations
Organise and prioritise service needs and delivery of service
Prioritise and organise work for self and others
Assess learning needs of designated staff and teach skills required
Maintain a commitment to continuing professional development as required by the employer
Foster and promote good public relations
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Deal with others effectively
Promote positive change
Operate related equipment, including computers
Physically and emotionally able to carry out the duties of the position
Use personal vehicle