We are currently recruiting for COVID-19 Tester/Rapid Response Nurse (RRN) function (multiple positions)Competition #: FY2021-100Date Posted: February 26, 2021 Date Closed: March 5, 2021Start Date: as soon as possibleReports to: Manager, Proffessional Practice, COVID-19 Testing LeadJob Rate: CUPE Salary Band 5: $39.05 – $45.44 per hourCategory: Temporary Full-time (approx. 3 months with possibility to extend)Team: Central Region COVID – Assessment TeamSchedule: Days, evenings and weekends (8 hour shifts within the hours of operation 8:00 am to 8:00pm pm)Location & Details: Employees will be assigned to work primarily within their home LHIN geography.Some travel may be required to support work across the Central Region. Employees can indicate their preference to work outside their current home geography, similarly to perform Testing and Rapid Response Nurse (RRN) function. Training will be provided and current pay rate will continue to apply. Final selection will be based on balancing pressures related to patient flow and Home nd Community Care recovery priorities related to COVID19 realities POSITION OUTLINE:Ontario is working with its partners in the health care system, implementing a robust plan to prevent, monitor for, detect and, if needed, isolate any cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Accessible Testing and RRN education are vital elements of the plan. Central Region will be supporting Testing and assessment and RRN education activities with a dedicated team covering the central region”s geography across the continuum. The team will consist of approximately 100 Testers and RRNs responsible for ensuring effective transitions from acute to home care for the target population defined as complex/high risk/high utilization individuals or complex patients defined by the MHLHIN patient care model. The assignment will focus on Testing and supporting the RRN team with direct patient care/nursing in the community when necessary. The RRN provides the first in-home nursing visit within 24 hours from hospital discharge from hight needs seniors and children. During this visit, the RRN confirms the patient hospital discharge care plan, communicates the importance of primary care to avoid re-hospitalization, and performs medication reconciliation for the patient. In preparation for COVID-19 Wave Two, Ontario”s Ministry of Health is actively exploring the development of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Clinics that will be designated to support Ontarians who are experiencing influenza-like symptoms and require medical intervention and symptom management. The Tester and RRN role may be required to support this work by providing COVID-19 testing in home and clinic settings, education and conducting patient assessments. QUALIFIFCATIONSRequire Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma), in good standing with the College of NursingCommunity nursing experience an assetMinimum of 5 (five) years of relevant experience as a Registered Nurse Emergency/critical care and community nursing experience an assetAdvanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skillsEffective interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to assess and communicate Knowledge of community organizations and resourcesKnowledge of direct care / case management models used in community health care organizationsEffective organizational and planning skillsBasic proficiency with computerized information systemsFrench language is an assetMust be able to practice independently and interdependentlyMust have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicleInternal applicants – All qualified internal applicants interested in this position are requested to forward a completed Internal Opportunity Application Form and resume, quoting Competition # FY2021-100 in the email subject line to email@example.comMississauga Halton LHIN 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. Applicants need to make their accommodation needs known when contacted.