HNHB Local Health Integration Network

  • Temporary Full Time Care Coordinator - Hamilton General Hospital

    Competition Number
    U.18/19.59
    Branch
    Hamilton
    Site
    HAMILTON - Hamilton General Hospital
    Position Group
    ONA
    Type
    Temporary
    Closing Date
    9/23/2018
    Length of Term
    18 months (to March 2020)
    Hours of Work
    8:30am - 7:30pm on a 2-week schedule. Week One: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday. Week Two: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday.
    Wage
    ONA: $39.69 - $46.20 per hour
  • Position Summary

    Reporting to the Manager of Patient Care, Care Coordinators are responsible for assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing and reviewing patient's care needs and services provided by the LHIN following Ministry of Health legislation and HNHB LHIN policies and procedures. Care Coordinators are also responsible for providing information and/or referring patients to alternative community resources.

     

    There are two functional areas within Care Coordination: Community and Access. Within the Community Care Coordination are specialty teams to address some of the unique service needs in our service area. Access refers to the Intake Care Coordination functions performed through our hospitals, community intake and after hours Care Coordinators.

    Core Duties - Responsibilities

    Identification and Engagement:

    • To respond to inquiries and requests for service in accordance with the patient's care needs, identified risk factors, and urgency for services;
    • To provide the patient with information about legislation, Local Health Integration Network, client rights and responsibilities, and services available.
    • To problem-solve inquires and issues with the patient's needs and service provider’s need.
    • To obtain consent for the gathering and sharing of patient information.

     Patient Assessment:

    • To determine eligibility and assess for Local Health Integration Network services;
    • To determine capability and assess for placement into long term care facilities;
    • To counsel patient and family regarding the placement process; to understand the crisis component of urgent placement needs;
    • To plan for discharge;
    • To respect the patient's privacy, autonomy, ethnic, spiritual, linguistic, familial and cultural differences.

    Client Safety

    • Promotes client safety in alignment with the Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Directions of the HNHB LHIN.
    • Works within the basic principles of client safety by doing the right thing for the right client, using the right method at the right time.
    • Adheres to HNHB LHIN's client safety policies and procedures.

    Accessing Resources and Linking:

    • To assist patients to access alternative community resources by providing appropriate information and referral.

     Service Planning:

    •  To develop a service plan that reflects the patient's assessed needs.

     Goal Setting:

    • To establish goals in collaboration with the patient to ensure goals reflect the patient's desired outcomes, within the resource parameters of the Local Health Integration Network.

    Service Implementation and Coordination:

    • To implement a coordinated service plan that reflects the patient's needs and goals for service.

     Monitoring and Reassessment:

    • To monitor progress towards established goal;
    • To reassess referral to appropriate team;
    • To reassess for ongoing eligibility and continuing needs for service; to discharge services when appropriate;
    • To link patient to other community services.

     Resource Management:

    • To authorize the appropriate LHIN services to ensure the effective and efficient utilization of resources.

     Fiscal Accountability:

    • To order, allocate, and authorize services and manage expenditures within the Service Planning and Ordering Guidelines (units of service);
    • To negotiate visits frequency with patient and service providers and problem solve discrepancies regarding billing with service providers.

     Evaluation:

    • To evaluate patient satisfaction with services, and to identify opportunities to improve the delivery of Local Health Integration Network services;
    • To identify trends that will impact LHIN resources;
    • To complete service feedback forms.

    Documentation:

    • To maintain professional and LHIN documentation in accordance with professional documentation standards including the completion of appropriate forms;
    • To maintain accurate electronic client files.

     Community Relations:

    • To interpret the Local Health Integration Network services to patients, families, community groups, and other health/social services providers through presentations and panel participation;
    • To develop partnerships with others in the community.

     

    Other Related Tasks:

    • Collaborates with team members regarding work flow coverage 
    • Precepts and mentors staff.  Acts as a resource to other staff to assist in orientation, implementing change, and problem solving.
    • Assists with projects and new initiatives as they relate to position.
    • Participates on committees.
    • Promotes Best Practices and helps define best practices.
    • Promotes and supports research initiatives.
    • Participates in relevant educational opportunities.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    • A University Degree. An equivalent of education and experience may be considered
    • Practitioner in one of the following health disciplines: nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medical social work, dietetics, or speech-language pathology
    • Maintain membership in a Regulated Health Professional College

     

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum two years recent experience in community health or a related field
    • Knowledge of community resources
    • Experience in acute care setting an asset for Access and Acute Teams
    • Experience related to paediatrics is an asset for the Paediatric/School Team
    • Experience related to palliative care and palliative care courses is an asset for the Palliative Team

    Skills & Abilities

    • Assessment skills
    • Problem-solving and decision making skills
    • Interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Negotiation skills
    • Multi-tasking skills
    • Accessing community resources
    • Team Building
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
    • Collaboration with Internal and External stakeholders
    • Organization, goal setting, planning, coordination and evaluation skills
    • Computer experience and keyboarding skills on a lap top and desk top computers
    • Flexibility during transition

    Other

    • Valid driver’s license
    • Access to a motor vehicle – mandatory for community Care Coordination
    • Driving to and from patient visits specific to community teams
    • Satisfactory Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search

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