The Transitional Care Workers will provide seniors and their caregivers with support to safely return and settle at home after a hospital stay through the Priority Assistance to Transition Home (PATH) program. The Transitional Care Workers will facilitate and support client independence by providing transitional services from hospital to home which reflects the unique needs of each client.
Provides support to client during hospital discharge process as required
Supports client during the transition from hospital to client’s home in accordance with established service plan
Completes basic errands as required, in accordance with established service plan.
Completes basic home management duties, in accordance with established service plan.
Completes risk analysis of home using standardized Risk Assessment tool
Facilitates client and caregiver engagement., i.e. providing applicable information on client related issues
Facilitates referrals to Community Support Services and discharge process as per program guidelines
Prepares nutritious meals as required
Safely and hygienically stores and handles food
Handles and stores hazardous products safely (WHMIS)
Maintains comfort and safety of client’s immediate environment
Identifies and reports any unsafe or hazardous equipment and situations to the Program Coordinator
Takes measures to ensure personal safety
Takes measures to protect the health and safety of clients
Observes and reports any concerns related to the client or their environment to the Program Coordinator
Validates individual’s communication
Seeks direction from Program Coordinator as appropriate
Reports activities and/or observations to Program Coordinator as appropriate
Perform other related duties as assigned and required; in consultation with the Program Coordinator
Maintenance of confidentiality of clients
Job description, subject to change.
The minimum qualifications for this position include Standard First Aid and CPR-C. Gerontology training an asset. Interpersonal skills typically gained through daily living skills. Bilingualism (English & French) is required.
Demonstrates Fundamental Abilities:
Participates as a member of the core/support team:
Follows care plan as identified by the appropriate funder agency
Does not exceed the boundary of the therapeutic/professional relationship
Acknowledges limitations: keeps within role and knowledge base
Demonstrates Acceptable Work Habits:
Able to manage stress
Interacts well with others
Maintains professional appearance
Maintains confidentiality of information about clients, caregiver/family and the Canadian Red Cross Society
Proven budgeting and project management skills including attention to detail and working with tight deadlines.
Previous Red Cross experience an advantage.
Proven analytical and problem solving skills.
Self starter and able to work in an environment with ambiguity.
Red Cross Health ERU training (to be provided if not already done).
Proven ability to be a supportive and productive team member.