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Personal Support Worker/BSO Assistant, Job Offer in Halton Hills, Ontario

Job description

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Work in collaboration with the RPN BSO Lead to identify triggers and supports the development of behaviour care plans and approaches to providing care to residents requiring behavioural support as well as their families
  • Work actively with clients, family and staff to implement care plans for older adults presenting with a risk for responsive behaviours that may be associated with dementia, complex mental health, substance use, brain injury, and/or other neurological conditions.
  • With the RPN BSO Lead, mentors coaches and collaborates with long-term care staff “in the moment” to minimize and/or mitigate client behavioural responses
  • Together, with the RPN BSO Lead, facilitates (weekly and as needed), client behavioural rounds in collaboration with clinical team members as required
  • Completes, monitors and updates client “Who Am I” profiles
  • As a clinical expert and resource, provides sound clinical knowledge and skills, and comprehensive client/family centered health care service
  • Collaborate with the BSO team, Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Team, Psychogeriatric Resource consultants and mobile behaviour support resources (i.e. PRCs, NP Stat, System Navigator, Community Support Worker, etc.), primary and acute care to provide holistic, wrap around care. 
  • Attend all necessary care conference meetings related to residents with responsive behaviours
  • Aid in the implementation and coordination of the comprehensive transition plan to support the transition of a new or returning residents with responsive behaviours into the home
  • Aid in the transition of long-term care residents with responsive behaviours (new or existing) between community, hospital and neighbouring long-term care homes (LTCHs).
  • Provide coaching on the implementation of behaviour care plans and guide appropriate care plan transitions
  • Identify and flag residents who require additional attention
  • Identify staff who would benefit from additional education around managing behaviours
  • Document all findings and interventions in a clear and concise manner in the client’s clinical record.
  • Advocate for and, protect the individual rights of, residents/clients
  • Maintain a current knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, mental health and addictions and neurological conditions. Upgrade skills as require
  • Contribute to the Behavioural Support community of practice
  • Provide expert clinical assistance to neighbouring LTCH’s.
  • Hours of work will include weekends and evenings as required 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Training in Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA), U-FIRST, P.I.E.C.E.S., Montessori, DementiAbility are an asset
  • Minimum (3-5) year experience with clients in long-term care or residents in a long-term care home setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill working with older adults presenting with or at risk for responsive behaviours that may be associated with dementia, complex mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions
  • Ability to approach highly sensitive issues with professionalism and tact
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel and online learning utilities including ability to use electronic communication devices preferred 
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