Registered Nurse (Geriatric Resource Nurse)

  • St. Joseph's Health Care London
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time

Job Description

The Registered Nurse, with the Geriatric Resource Nurse Outreach Program, will be part of an exciting team that supports patients and family caregivers by providing comprehensive geriatric assessment for frail seniors in the community. The Geriatric Resource Nurse Outreach program supports frail seniors across the South West LHIN. The successful applicant for this position will provide care in the St. Thomas/Elgin area; assessing frail seniors in their home environments.

Essential Qualifications

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Current R.N. certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Valid CPR certificate
  • Previous relevant inpatient or community based experience (examples: medical/surgical, rehab, Outreach)
  • Two years recent experience in geriatric assessment (Including Geriatric Medicine and/or Geriatric Psychiatry)
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to prioritize in situations of varying degrees of complexity
  • Ability to function as an independent practitioner and a highly effective team member
  • Ability to gather medical and social history and clinical data to inform care planning and clinical decision making
  • Fundamental understanding of physiological and biopsychosocial mechanisms of the aging processes, age-related changes to function, and the impact of frailty
  • Ability to conduct accurate analysis of assessment findings and clinical information and to integrate assessment findings across geriatric assessment domains, such as falls/mobility, polypharmacy, continence, pain, cognition, and mood
  • Demonstrated expertise in treatment, education, goal setting, and future planning with older adults and their identified support network
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to engage community partners, patients and families in coordinated care planning for community-dwelling frail seniors
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Exceptional computer skills
  • Exceptional conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use best practice and research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Experience with Cerner and Clinical Connect
  • Knowledge of registration and scheduling
  • CGN(C) CAN Gerontological Certified

Job Category

Registered Nurse

City

London, Ontario