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Registered Nurse

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Lakeridge Health Oshawa

The Central East (CE) Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Acute Care Registered Nurse (RN) will provide support and expertise to patients and their care partners who are experiencing responsive behaviours related to dementia, mental health, addictions or neurodegenerative conditions. This role requires the BSO Acute Care RN to liaise with numerous resources within and external to the organization, including but not limited to the in-patient teams, Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) teams, Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Physicians, Nurses, family, Home and Community Care (HCC) and other practitioners involved in the Circle of Care. The goal of this role is to facilitate collaborative cross-sectoral relationships, help build capacity of teams to support patients living with responsive behaviours, and help support transitions and coordination in care for these complex patients. The BSO Acute Care RN will utilize knowledge and leadership by enabling others to develop expertise and confidence in their abilities.

Reporting directly to the respective GAIN Manager and indirectly to the Central East LHIN BSO Program Office:
*Will model compassionate, person-focused shared-care utilizing best practice principles and frameworks; including but not limited to: P.I.E.C.E.S, Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) in Dementia Care; Montessori-based Dementia Programming;
*Effective implementation of clinical standards of practice to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care of the patient receiving BSO support;
*Provide consultation, education and creative, enhanced problem solving to the care team (including family/ support system, formal and informal care providers), participating in care planning related to complex psychogeriatric issues;
*Build capacity of teams to conduct and document observations and behavioural monitoring of patient;
*Provide ongoing follow up, evaluation and adjustment to recommendations and strategies in order to further individualize BSO supports;
* Join regular huddles with their collaborating GAIN and in-patient teams;
*Practice in a culturally sensitive manner, understanding how values and beliefs may impact behaviour;
*Contribute to the care of and discharge planning for complex patients with responsive behaviours;
*Participate in applicable professional development, quality improvement and research opportunities as per the respective organization and via Central East BSO Program Office;
*Build on the expertise of the staff and other internal/external experts to improve the care of these patients, their smooth and timely transition to another care setting or home, and to ensure all information regarding proven strategies is transitioned to that setting;
*Assess learning needs and serve as a knowledge-to-practice facilitator and enhance team's ability to manage responsive behaviours and design care plan interventions through role modeling, coaching, and mentoring;
*Participate in regular data collection as per the organization and Central East BSO Program Office reporting requirements; and
*Identify opportunities for improvement and participate in quality initiatives through tests of change for areas where there are gaps.

*Unrestricted Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
*P.I.E.C.E.S., GPA, Montessori-based Dementia Programming training certifications or certified by March 31st 2019;
*Current CNA certification in Geriatrics preferred;
* Minimum of three years' recent experience in specialized geriatrics - assessing, treating and developing care plans for older adults with dementia, neurodegenerative conditions, mental health or addictions issues who exhibit responsive behaviours;
* well-developed clinical understanding of dementia and the ability to appreciate the unique impact of the disease (i.e. amnesia, agnosia, aphasia, altered perception etc.) on the person and their support system, and the ability to creatively intervene to support them;
*Proven leadership skills that foster engagement and strengths-based outcomes;
*Ability to provide written consultation and plan of care for identified behavioural presentations;
*Proven ability to prioritize and effectively manage a diverse caseload, utilizing exceptional time management skills; and
* Able to provide own transportation to travel to patient homes and other off site locations as required.

SALARY: $32.66 - $46.76 per hour


This position is open to all qualified ONA staff throughout Lakeridge Health.

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Hospital and the Ontario Nurses Association (RN Bargaining Unit Local 051).

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under Lakeridge Health's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.