We are currently recruiting a Care Coordinator for our Palliative TeamCompetition #: FY1718-210Date Posted: February 14, 2018 Date Closed: Until FilledStart Date: May 2018Reports to: Manager, Regional Programs – PalliativeJob Rate: CUPE Salary Band 5: $37.29 – $43.39 per hourCategory: Temporary Full-time (1 year)Team: PalliativePrimary assigned location: 2655 North Sheridan Way, MississaugaPOSITION OUTLINE:The Mississauga Halton CCAC has an exciting opportunity for a Care Coordinator to join the Palliative Team during a time of strategic focus on palliative care within the Mississauga Halton LHIN region and across the province. Transformation of Palliative Care is a strategic initiative for Mississauga Halton CCAC, and we are seeking passionate, collaborative and creative professionals to join our team. We are seeking an excellent communicator, critical thinker, lifelong learner and problem solver.The Palliative Care Coordinator competencies include: clinical expertise in palliative care, patient and family-centred, ethical decision-making, collaboration with a variety of different stakeholders, and demonstrated leadership with inter-professional teams, including providers within the circle of care for individual patients and caregivers, and among the community with partners and colleagues. Experience in medication management and/or medication reconciliation and familiarity with medical diagnoses and disease trajectories are critical skillsets that will be a focus of recruitment.Responsible for:Providing care coordination to patients with palliative needs, supporting patients with palliative needs to remain at home and in community through stable, transitional phases, and end of life. Development of individualized, collaborative care plans and care conferencing Facilitating communication and collaboration between the inter-professional care team for each patientHome visits and telephone communication with patients and caregivers; liaison with primary care providers and members of a patients circle of care. Assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing and reviewing patient needs and services Providing information to patients and referrals to alternate community resourcesResponding to inquiries and request for care in accordance with the patient’s needs; identifies risk factors and urgency for careQUALIFICATIONS:A registered health or social work professional including:registered nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, or social worker.A member in good standing with their applicable regulatory body below:College of Nurses of OntarioCollege of Physiotherapists of OntarioCollege of Occupational Therapists of OntarioCollege of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of OntarioOntario College of Social Workers and Social Services WorkersA University degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Minimum two years recent experience in community health or a related field (acute, hospice, home and community care settings). If allied health professional, relevant clinical medical experience required.Palliative experience preferred.Knowledge of community resources and demonstrated ability to collaborate and establish/strengthen care teamsKnowledge and experience in Care Coordination, including clinical strength in assessment, care planning, system navigation, health outcomes monitoring, direct support (i.e., self-management principles), collaboration with key system partners Demonstrated skill and experience in providing care in a manner that is culturally responsive and effective with individuals from various backgrounds and diversity. Computer literacy and keyboarding skills requiredValid driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicleInsurance that includes driving for business purposes and minimum liability of $1,000,000.Ability to communicate in French or other languages an asset. To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing FY1718-210 via the following link www.lhinjobs.ca or visit the Mississauga Halton LHIN Career Opportunity page at lhinjobs.ca Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.Mississauga Halton CCAC is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace, committed to Employment Equity. We welcome diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 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