Case Manager - Psychogeriatric Resource Team

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Job Number: J0519-0740
Job Title: Case Manager - Psychogeriatric Resource Team
Department: MH Psycho Geriatrics
Job Category: Clinical Professional/Allied Health
Hospital Location: Birchmount
Job Type: Full Time
Number Of Positions: 1
Union: OPSEU Local 575
Hours: Days
 



Company Biography:
Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada′s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America′s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at shn.ca

Position Overview:
The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultation Program (PRCP) in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) provides knowledge-to-practice (KTP) services to individuals in long-term care homes and community services agencies who are caring for:

• seniors suffering from behavioural disorders associated with a dementing illness and other mental and neurological illness′
• vulnerable adults who may be less than 65 years of age but whose cognitive and functional abilities are compromised by early onset dementia, developmental disability or acquired brain injury

The Case Manager will be an employee of Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and report to the Manager of Outpatient and Community Mental Health. The PRC will liaise with appropriate ‘in-house′ services and local psychogeriatric outreach and Behavioural Supports Ontario services. Also, the consultant will join a team of 11 other PRCs distributed across the region and report to both their host organization and the PRC Program in a distributed matrix reporting model.

While based at SHN, the consultant′s work will be focused in long-term care homes and community service agencies in an assigned catchment area. As well, the PRC will develop a needs based area of special interest and serve as a resource in this area(s) across the GTA.

The PRC will be required to provide services in accordance with the PRCP′s KTP framework leading to practice and workplace improvements within the serviced organizations and enhanced services integration. As well the PRC will optimize opportunities to collaborate with other PRCs, Behavioral Support Staff and others, demonstrate leadership in the care of the target population and participate in the program′s accountability initiatives. Each PRC is responsible to adjust her/his work schedule to meet the needs of their customers.


Company Vacancy/Request for Transfer:
The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

Requirements:
• Bachelor′s degree in a clinical-related discipline
• Current member of a regulated health profession
• At least two years′ experience in psychogeriatric services is preferred, otherwise significant experience in geriatrics, long-term or community-based seniors care is essential
• Demonstrated understanding of standard psychogeriatric assessment tools
• Knowledge and experience in adult education
• Proficiency in the use of computing software such as Word, Powerpoint, Email and the Internet
• Driver′s license and the ability to travel across the region and the GTA on a daily basis


Asset:
• The ability to converse in languages other than English
• Experience with standardized Behavioral Supports Ontario curricula such as P.I.E.C.E.S., U-First!, Gentle Persuasive Approach
• Knowledge/experience in the knowledge to practice process


Accommodation Statement:
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community′s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.