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Registered Nurse, Behavioural Support Outreach
 
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CANADA; North York, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Healthcare Services and Wellness ; Nursing
Job Industry: Healthcare and Medical Services
Job Career Level: Entry Level , Experienced
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: Dec 6, 2012
 

Headquartered on a 22-acre campus in Ontario and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is the global leader in developing anproviding innovations in aging and brain health.

Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world's top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.

Baycrest is the global leader in developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health. Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world's top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.

Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is playing an important role in training and enlightening future professionals who will have the responsibility of caring for our aging population. Each year we provide students with practical on-site training in almost every health-care discipline.

The Baycrest Innovation Engine develops, evaluates and transfers new practices, knowledge and products from our health sciences platform to the division at Baycrest responsible for bringing products to market, and has a system-wide impact on care delivery, quality of life and health and wellness.

Baycrest, a world-class leader in innovation in aging, provides care through a unique continuum of care system ranging from wellness programs, residential housing and outpatient clinics to a 472-bed nursing home, and a 300 bed complex continuing care facility.



The Behaviour Support Outreach (‘BSO’) Team has a part-time opportunity for

REGISTERED NURSE

0.40 F.T.E. – 30 Hours Bi-weekly
Evenings & Weekends

Behavioural Support Outreach
As part of the Ontario Behaviour Supports System Project, Baycrest will be leading a Long-Term Care Behavioural Support Outreach Team supporting LTC residents presenting with responsive behaviours with a goal of assisting staff in stabilizing the behaviours. Working with other outreach staff member and staff from LTC homes, the RN will assist the LTC staff in understanding the behaviours, developing approaches to care individualized for each resident, and maintaining care plans for transitional residents. The Behavioural Support program has a number of part time opportunities for Registered Nurses who will provide care to clients requiring behavioural support and their families. The RN will travel to various Long-Term Care Homes in the Toronto Central LHIN and work collaboratively with the inter-professional team to provide collaborative and evidence-based care. 

Responsibilities include:
·         Providing care and behavioural support to individuals with various types of dementia, delirium, mental health, addictions, other neurological conditions and those who have experienced acute behavioural change, and their families.
·         Assisting staff in LTC Homes to understand and develop behaviour approaches to providing care to residents requiring behavioural support and their families.
·         Providing clinical assessment, care planning and intervention to clients including assessment of dementia, cognitive impairment and delirium, mental health and addictions, physical assessment skills and the techniques of behavioural approach and evaluation.
·         Working collaboratively with the interprofessional nursing team to ensure a supportive environment that enhances client care.
·         Evaluating treatment plans and recommend/implement changes to the care plan that reflects the client’s current health status and changing needs.
·         Ensuring the protection of client rights and act in an advocacy role for the resident/clients.

 

The successful candidates will have:

·         Current registration in good standing from the College of Nurses of Ontario (‘CNO’).

·         B.Sc. (Nursing) is preferred.
·         Certificate in Gerontology.
·         Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (‘BCLS’) is required.
·         Two (2) years recent related experience in a Long-Term Care and/or  Community support organization is preferred.
·         Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of working with individuals with various types of dementia, delirium, mental health, addictions, other neurological conditions, and those with acute behavioural change.
·         Enhanced knowledge of family and caregiver needs who are best-served by a behavioural support system.
·         Demonstrated knowledge of the Long-Term Care Home Act 2007 and regulations and other legislation.
·         Training in or knowledge of GPA, P.I.E.C.E.S. TM, U-First!, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
·         Recovery/Psychosocial rehabilitation approaches or willingness to receive training.
·         Sound understanding of and commitment to the principles of the Behavioural Supports Ontario project and the Action Plan for the LHIN.
·         Experience/ familiarity with RAI documentation including assessments, Resident Assessment Protocols (‘RAPS’) and care planning functions.
·         Demonstrated commitment to client focused care, supported by evidence-based clinical best practices.
·         Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in dementia, delirium, mental health issues and their effect on persons, families and caregivers.
·         Ability to protect individual’s rights and act in an advocacy role.
·         Demonstrated skill in assessment of dementia, cognitive impairment and delirium, mental health and addictions, physical assessment skills and the techniques of behavioural approach and evaluation.
·         Demonstrated excellent clinical-reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
·         Effective preventative and early detection skills, as well as strong assessment, intervention and care planning skills.
·         Ability to deliver non-pharmacological and pharmacological management approaches (pharmacology skills).
·         Commitment to quality improvement, continuous improvement, and the ability to facilitate knowledge transfer.
·         Experience with and a commitment to change management initiatives.
·         Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills.
·         Knowledge of cross-cultural issues and the values and beliefs that impact on behaviour.
·         A collaborative work style and the ability to work as a member of the team and interact effectively with clients, family members and other members of inter-professional care teams, including community and primary care team members.
·         Proficient  computer skills and the ability to work with Microsoft Office Software including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint  and the use electronic communication devices and software pertaining to risk management and RAI documentation.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume
quoting job posting number 12-0090 to postings@baycrest.org

Baycrest appreciates all applications to this position, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you!




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