Long Term Care Case Manager, Nurse
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) patient & staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the designated manager within Home and Community Care, the Long Term Care Case Manager, Nurse works as a member of an inter-professional health care team, is responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, reviewing and evaluating the care needs of clients and their caregivers/families requiring community based services; fosters and promotes continuity of care and co-operative partnerships by liaising with primary care physicians, long-term care homes, acute care hospitals and other programs/organizations involved in the provision of services; and may work in multiple settings such as Long-Term Care, assisted living, acute care and in the community.
Education, Training And Experience
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant.Three (3) years recent related experience in gerontology, including two years community health experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's license.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to apply nursing process as required and described in BCCNP Standards of Practice. Ability to demonstrate clinical competence including areas such as chronic disease management, health promotion and illness prevention. Ability to work effectively as part of a inter-professional health care team, with other staff, other programs/organizations, and with clients and their caregivers/families. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to resolve conflict, problem-solve and build consensus. Ability to utilize sound judgment, good observation and assessment skills, tact and empathy. Ability to fact find, seek out information and/or resources. Ability to intervene in crisis or difficult situation. Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of applicable legislation. Ability to organize and prioritize care needs and delivery of care. Ability to maintain a commitment to continuing professional development as required by the employer. Ability to foster and promote good public relations. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to deal with others effectively. Ability to operate related equipment, including computers and software. Physically and emotionally able to carry out the duties of the position Travel is a requirement of this position and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority.