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Job Title:
GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT NURSE, FT

Posted Date:
2/14/2020
Closing Date:
2/20/2020
Functional Discipline:
GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT

Job Description
VACANCY DETAILS

VACANCY NUMBER: 0000018505SF

JOB TITLE: GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT NURSE, FT
STATUS: FULL TIME
DEPARTMENT: GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT
LOCATION: GREATER NIAGARA GENERAL SITE/MULTI-SITE
HOURS OF WORK: 75 HOURS PER PAY PERIOD

POSTING DATE: 14 February 2020
CLOSING DATE: 20 February 2020

UNION: ONTARIO NURSES' ASSOCIATION
WAGE RANGE: 35.510 TO 49.790

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
The Geriatric Assessment Nurse performs comprehensive geriatric assessments, including but not limited to: physical assessments, cognitive testing, dementia, delirium and depression screening, in order to develop treatment recommendations and/or plans for inpatients and outpatients. The nurse performs case management which consists of medication management and titration, laboratory and diagnostic testing follow-up, design and ongoing evaluation of behaviours and safety plans of care as well as timely communication with the inter-professional team to support the plan of care and patient flow priorities. Written reports, recommendations for referrals, family education and case management are essential to the role. In addition, patient education and knowledge of community resources, and strategies to prevent avoidable admissions is required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
o Current registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse Extended Class in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
o Canadian Nurses Association Gerontology Certification.
o Current Gentle Persuasive Approaches Certification.
o Minimum five (5) years recent RN experience in inpatient and outpatient geriatric assessment with a strong theory based conceptual background
o Current BCLS certification.
o Demonstrated knowledge and application of CNO Standards of Practice.
o Current geriatric knowledge including but not limited to geriatric syndromes, disease, pathophysiology, psychosocial treatment modalities, cognitive impairments.
o Experience with facilitating group / family meetings resulting in outcome resolution with effective and efficient use of health care resources.
o Excellent physical and psychological assessment skills.
o Current knowledge of community agencies, long term care, and other health resources within the community.
o Working knowledge of applicable Provincial legislation.
o Recent experience with patient transitions through the inpatient and outpatient services and the health care continuum.
o Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of nursing standards
o Integrates reflection, critical thinking, education and relevant practical experience in problem solving.
o Demonstrated initiative to participate in Continuing Education, Program Activities, Committees and In-services.
o Demonstrated leadership skills (leadership courses an asset).
o Demonstrated ability to triage priority referrals.
o Knowledge of Risk Management policies and procedures.
o Demonstrates initiative to participate in and promote continuous quality improvement.
o Excellent working knowledge of computers including proficiency working in Microsoft Office.
o Superior human relations skills with demonstrated skills in conflict resolution and innovative problem solving.
o Strong analytical, problem solving, organization, time management, and communication skills which allow for independent practice and the ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
o Consistent and regular attendance required.
o Proficient in both official languages (English & French) will be considered an asset.


Recruitment Specialist: Sarah Fisher
(905) 378-4642 Sarah

It is Niagara Health policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.


Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.