St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) is seeking a Transition Planner for our Medicine Program. Focusing on delivering an exceptional patient experience and creating seamless transitions of care through the health care continuum, this role will be responsible for assessing the discharge and transition needs of patients and their families, as well as discharge planning, education, and community referral for patients in the Medicine Program. The Transition Planner is a program-based position, reporting to the Director, Interprofessional Practice.
Bachelor’s degree in a health-related discipline.
Registration in good standing with relevant professional college or regulatory body in Ontario.
Demonstrated recent discharge planning experience required.
Working knowledge of community resources, particularly long-term care facilities, complex continuing care facilities, rehabilitation and palliative care facilities/services.
Demonstrated experience in dealing with the geriatric population and general medicine patients.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate with patients/families and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in discharge planning, conflict resolution and creative problem solving.
Excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritise multiple competing workload demands.
Ability to work co-operatively and constructively with other team members and develop effective partnerships with community agencies/facilities.
Satisfactory attendance record.