Continuing Care Coordinator - Hospital/Community Float - #8997183
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Req ID: 144985
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Joseph Howe Centre
Department: CC Care Coordination CCDT 1
Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 1-Dec-22
Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.
Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.
About the Opportunity
The Care Coordinator is responsible for the assessment, care planning, authorization of services and the ongoing case management of clients referred to Continuing Care. Care coordinators help provide an array of services/programs offered by Nova Scotia Health Continuing Care and Department of Seniors and Long Term Care to assist individuals and families cope with complicated acute or chronic health situations in the most effective way possible in the community. Assist clients identify their goals, unmet needs and resources. Based on the assessment, the Care Coordinator assists the client/family to formulate a plan to meet those goals.
The care coordinator authorizes services, makes referrals/linkages to other professional and volunteer resources, to assess and support the client in the community for as long as possible. Facilitate discharge to return to the community as required.
Care Coordinators work in the community and hospital and with clients in a long term care facility and are fiscally responsible for the care/services/equipment they authorize within available Department of Health & Wellness policies and programs. If necessary, they explore other resources and facilitate an exception on behalf of the client to obtain needed services. They maintain ongoing communication with clients, family, caregivers, care providers and health care teams. The philosophy of the Care Coordinators is grounded in "Home First": maximizing available services and resources to support clients and families in the home/community along with ongoing reassessments and skilled care management.
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Nutritional Studies
- Current and ongoing registration (or eligibility for registration) with the applicable Nova Scotia Professional Regulatory body
- Minimum three (3) years' experience with the professional regulatory body
- Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in a community or long term care setting required
- Knowledge and/or experience in dedicated case management or discharge planning
- Competent with computer use, keyboarding and be able to conduct assessments using a laptop
- Knowledge of community agencies and resources
- Excellent assessment, interviewing and negotiation skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multidisciplinary situation
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize workload and manage time efficiently
- Valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle are required
- Competencies in other languages preferred; French an asset
Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.
- Long Assignment Full-time Position; 70 hours bi-weekly
- Approximately 12 months
Compensation and Incentives
$40.27 - $45.84 Hourly
Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.
Once You've Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.
Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.