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Healthcare Facilitator (RPN) - DeafBlind Ontario Services

Oct 18, 2019
Newmarket, Ontario

Newmarket, Ontario

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The Healthcare Facilitator makes a difference everyday in the lives of people with deafblindness. At DeafBlind Ontario Services, an individualized approach empowers each person we support to achieve as much independence as possible.

 

WHO WE ARE

We believe in endless possibilities.

Founded in 1989, DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals with deafblindness increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. With programs across the province, our services extend into a wide range of communities in Ontario.

 

YOU ARE

  • Passionate - you embrace challenges and opportunities with energy and enthusiasm;
  • Collaborative - you are willing to learn and teach, because together we are better;
  • Resilient - you learn, persevere, and grow from setbacks and challenges;
  • Lifelong Learner - you are willing to be trained and committed to ongoing learning;
  • You believe that one person can make a difference.

 

YOUR ROLE

  • Assesses the health care program needs of the organization and facilitates the health care service model the across the province.
  • Consults and collaborates with multi-disciplinary program team members to ensure a coordinated health plan is implemented to meet the needs of the client with deafblindness.
  • Provides medication training to employees and reviews/updates curriculum when necessary. 
  • In collaboration with the multi-disciplinary program team members develops and monitors a health promotion program to improve attitudes towards physical activities and satisfaction with life including public health information on preventive vaccination services, disease prevention and general health maintenance.
  • Conducts scheduled audits and medication reconciliation activities.  Monitors locations for medication errors and related medication mentoring for employees and supports required.
  • Collaborates with community service providers, such as social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and family health teams etc. Provides liaison supports with complex medical/health related appointments in
    conjunction with the team.
  • Delegates nursing care: trains and monitors employees to provide special aspects of support, such as gastrostomy tube meals, blood glucose monitoring, clean intermittent catheterization, oral suctioning and other controlled acts, including monitoring and coordinating the number direct of employees trained on a Controlled Act Medications and other trainings  related to the client in
    each location.
  • Regularly liaises/communicates proactively and constructively with various members of multi-disciplinary program team.
  • Develops and enhances health focused trainings
  • Participates in varying internal committees and task groups
  • Coordinates and oversees organizational pharmacy contacts  
  • Builds external relationships as assigned by the Manager of Client Services & Specialized Training including but not limited to, client organizations such as; the LHIN, CCAC, Ministries of Health and community health, social and service agencies. 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
  • Proficiency and experience in pharmacology and medication administration
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Travel throughout Ontario.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to be depended upon to plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently.
  • French is considered an asset.

 

OUR CULTURE

  • Create and provide unique opportunities for growth, extensive training for new employees, and ongoing learning;
  • Celebrate and recognize our valued employees through an Employee Recognition Program;
  • Motivate and encourage one-another, as well as the people we support, to achieve our goals and dreams;
  • Believe that compensation is more than paid wages. We offer our team members an employer sponsored Group RRSP, a comprehensive benefits plan, as well as competitive vacation time and personal emergency leave.

 

Make a difference in the life of someone with deafblindness. Discover the difference it will make in you.

Start your career with DeafBlind Ontario Services today.

 

DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. To receive this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the HR Generalist.

Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

If interested, please apply directly on the Careers site: https://deafblindontario.com/careers/

 

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