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Job Title:
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Posted Date:
5/20/2019
Closing Date:
5/28/2019
Functional Discipline:
Transition Management

Job Description

Non-Union

LAKERIDGE HEALTH

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST
GERIATRIC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (GEM)
FULL TIME
Current schedule is 12,and 8 hour shifts - Days/Evenings/Weekends (Subject to change)
CORPORATE TRANSITION MANAGEMENT
Lakeridge Health Oshawa/Coverage at all Lakeridge Health Sites

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
GEM nurses provide an expert clinical resource in hospital Emergency Departments. Their focus is on frail seniors who are at risk of suffering adverse events, loss of
independence and admission to hospital or long-term care. GEM nurses at Lakeridge Health are members of the Transition To Home Team and provide expert and targeted assessment and treatment services in the Emergency Department; they enhance linkage with hospital and community services and are advocates for the patients they serve. As well, in their role as geriatrics educators and capacity builders within the ED, the hospital and the community, GEM nurses help to build the system's capacity to ensure that patients at risk receive the right care in the right place, at the right time.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
* Master's degree in progress or completed;
* Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario;
* Competent to perform CPR at a Basic Cardiac Life Support level;
* Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication;
* Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and teaching skills;
* Advanced knowledge of the nursing process, the consultation process program planning,
research methodology and crisis management;
* Ability to function collaboratively within the interdisciplinary team;
* Proven analytical thinking and problem solving skills;
* Significant experience in Gerontological Nursing experience and education;
* Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Compassion, Innovation, Courage and Trust;
* Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety and
participation in regular in-service education in this area; and,
* Proven good attendance record with capabilities of maintaining this same standard.

SALARY: $45.017 - $53.441 per hour

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with Lakeridge Health's policies and procedures.

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.