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CLINICIAN for Geriatric Outreach Team (GOT) – Unionville Home Society

POSITION: Clinician for Geriatric Outreach Team (GOT)

STATUS:  Full-Time 12 Month Contract – Non-Union

***ONLY Registered Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists may apply***

ORGANIZATION

New Unionville Home Society (NUHS) is a not-for-profit charitable organization located in Unionville that has provided leadership in service to seniors since 1967. New Unionville Home Society and its affiliate corporations operate a long- term care home, seniors’ rental housing, a community center, an adult day program, geriatric outreach services and a life- lease building. The campus of care is a vibrant environment and our vision is to develop a progressive community where older adults thrive; aging well and living better.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Manager, Adult Day Program & Geriatric Outreach Services, the clinician performs as a member of a specialized inter-professional Geriatric Outreach Team, using advanced practice skills to provide comprehensive geriatric assessment, consultation and education services.

This position is presently fully remote, but otherwise requires a combination of in-office and remote work.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides telephone/virtual and/or in-home specialized geriatric assessment and follows up to referred clients living in the community
  • Maintains an awareness of community resources, and identifies gaps in community
  • Identifies and co-designs a plan of care for clients to improve their ability to manage well at home
  • Refers clients to other specialized services/linking with appropriate resources
  • Works in a manner to ensure safety to oneself, clients, colleagues and the work environment
  • Advocates for the client and families
  • Provides clinical support to Intake and Teletriage for referrals as required
  • Participates in Outreach Team conferences and business meetings
  • Due to the restrictions around COVID-19, assessments are conducted virtually via OTN/ telephone or in-home based on need

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Member in good standing with respective College
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, 2 of which must be in a geriatric related field
  • Community experience on in-home assessment, an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of and expertise in geriatric assessment
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills, with an ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to work effectively, both independently and within a group setting
  • Demonstrates ability to understand the needs of seniors with compassion and empathy
  • Computer proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Excellent writing skills and capacity/knowledge to learn and use virtual platforms like OTN
  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding in working with seniors/individuals of different cultures and socioeconomic status
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a car
  • Ability to adapt to new and uncertain environments within a home visit
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively in an inter-professional team environment, conveying a positive and professional attitude
  • Second language, an asset

Candidates should submit their resume to careers@uhs.on.ca. Closing date is June 27, 2021. Only candidates that are to be interviewed will be contacted. UHS is committed to diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Please notify careers@uhs.on.ca should you require accommodation for disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

Download the recruitment flyer here.


West Park Healthcare Centre is seeking a Geriatrician

Committed to the highest standards of care, West Park Healthcare Centre is a University of Toronto affiliated rehabilitation and complex continuing care Centre with 294 inpatient beds, and a 200 bed Long Term Care facility. The Centre provides a number of highly specialized provincial, regional and local programs, and has earned an international reputation for clinical excellence, research and education. In 2023, we will open our new 730,000 square foot world-class hospital facility, transform the 27-acre campus, and incorporate the best and latest in architectural design, emerging technologies and stunning therapeutic landscapes to help patients in their journey from crisis to hope.

Criteria:

  • Have a passion for leadership, research, clinical teaching and program development
  • Physician who are licensed to practice in Ontario, holding a Royal College Certification in Geriatric Medicine.

As an integral member of the team, the successful candidate(s) will lead the Centre’s Specialized Geriatric Services Program through the continued development and design of various services, in response to the increasing need of the communities we serve. He/she will also serve as a subject matter expert, and a representative on a number of external committees and regional tables.

Current program is multifaceted and includes: Inpatient consults across various rehab /CCC service units; including the Geriatric Re-activation and Low Tolerance units, Geriatric Inter-professional Clinic, Telemedicine Impact Plus program, and consults within the West Park Long-Term Care Centre, located on our campus. The successful candidate will work in a collegial interdisciplinary team-based care environment with, geriatric psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, recreational therapists and others.

  • Remuneration is via fee-for-service billing to
  • An Alternative Payment Plan is also available which complements specific aspects of our Geriatric
  • Additional revenue streams may be available for supervising learners/trainees.
  • Eligibility for academic appointment at the University of Toronto, is considered an asset
  • New graduates are welcome to apply.

To apply, please forward a letter of interest along with you curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Bikramjit Dhillon, Chief of Staff (c/o Alicia Dean, Manager Medical Affairs)

Email: Professional.StaffHR@westpark.org

Download the recruitment flyer here.