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.