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Care Coordinator – Continuing Care

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 27, 2021.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 109922 Location: Western Zone, Western Kings Memorial Health Centre Company: NSHA Department: CC Continuing Care Coordination VRH Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s) Union Status: Healthcare NSGEU Posting Closing Date: 28-Apr-21 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 The Care Coordinator is responsible for the Assessment, Care planning, Authorization of Services and the ongoing Care Management of clients referred to Continuing Care.

Care Coordinators help provide an array of services/programs offered by the Department of Health and Wellness to assist individuals and families cope with complicated acute or chronic health situations in the most effective way possible in the community.

They help clients identify their goals, unmet needs and resources from that assessment, the Care Coordinator and the client family together formulates a plan to meet those goals.

The Care Coordinator authorizes services, makes referrals/linkages to other professional and volunteer resources to assess and manage the client in the community for a long as possible.

Those working in the hospital facilitate discharge to return to the community.

Care Coordinators work in the Community and Hospitals and with clients in a LTC facility and are fiscally responsible for the care/services/equipment they authorize within available DHW policies and programs.

If necessary they explore other resources and facilities on exception on behalf of the client to obtain needed services.

They maintain ongoing communication with client, family, caregivers, care providers and health care teams.

The philosophy of the Care Coordinator is grounded in “Home First” maximizing available services and resources to support clients and families in the home/community along with ongoing reassessments and skilled case management Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Nutritional studies plus 3
– 5 years directly related experience
• Experience must include 2 years post professional degree; of non-Institutional community experience, in client’s homes and in a variety of neighborhoods and environments.

• 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’ license is required and access to a reliable vehicle may be required Hours of Work
• Permanent Full-time Position; 70 hours bi-weekly Salary Information $38.5066
– $43.8409 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.