Specific Department and Program:
GEM / R&G
Number of positions required:
Sep 20, 2018
Rehab and Geriatrics – Geriatric Emergency Management
Part-time (must provide availability up to 0.6 FTE)
Monday to Sunday – 10:00 to 22:00 (Hours subject to change based on operational needs)
Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.
We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.
This is what you’ll be doing:
The Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Nurse is accountable to provide specialized geriatric focused nursing services in the Emergency Department. By providing specialized geriatric focused care in the ED, decline and loss of independence can often be prevented or postponed.
The GEM Nurse focuses his/her attention on seniors with complex medical, functional and/or psychosocial problems who are frail and most at risk of losing independence.
Reviews all available health records to develop an accurate and comprehensive history
Performs geriatric assessments, including physical/psychosocial assessments, within her/his scope
Collaborates with ED Physicians and Geriatricians in assessing and managing these cases
Refers to in or out patient Geriatric Services and liaises with CCAC and/or other care providers, and the Primary Care Physician
Provides follow up phone-calls to ensure plan is carried out/through
Works collaboratively with the Professional Practice Clinician Team to implement and promote revised/new policies and procedures
Participates in data collection and audits, as required
Is an active member and participant of the HHS Safer Elder Care Committee
Facilitates the ongoing professional development of staff related to frailty focused nursing care in the ED, in collaboration with the ED Team
This is what you’ll need to do it:
Halton Healthcare is seeking individuals who are competent in their chosen profession; patient/customer focused; team players; effective communicators; caring and respectful and are fiscally responsible.
Current Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required
Certificate in Gerontology preferred
CNA Specialty Certification in Gerontology preferred
Current BCLS certification required at time of hire
Minimum 3 years nursing experience, with knowledge in geriatrics required
Experience in developing policies and procedures
Membership in related professional associations required (ie. RNAO, Geriatric and Nursing Association membership etc)
Innovative, creative and professional role model
Ability to prioritize/organize multiple demands
Ability to work autonomously and as a team member with peers, Physicians, and Management Team
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position
Satisfactory employment and attendance record required
The ideal candidate is strong in patient centered care in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and should be ready to drive change and innovation. We require a person with good communication skills with a clear patient focus with the ability to manage execution and to foster teamwork and cooperation.
Salary : $32.66 to $46.76 per hour
September 20, 2018
Internal applications due by:
September 27, 2018
If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at
directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.
We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.
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Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. , We ask for everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.