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Full-Time Rapid Response Nurse - SARNIA

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:


Reporting to the Patient Services Manager, the Rapid Response Nurse will provide timely and effective hands-on in-home support and ensure communication and linkage with primary care as patients' transition home from hospital.

As an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, the Rapid Response Nurse will ensure effective transitions from acute care settings to home for two primary target populations with the expected outcome of reducing re-hospitalizations and/or ER visits:  medically complex children and frail adults and seniors with complex needs and/or high risk characteristics, e.g., congestive heart failure.  The Rapid Response Nurse provides the first in-home nursing visit within 24 hours from hospital discharge for these identified populations.  During this visit, the nurse will confirm the patient hospital discharge care plan and assess any other needs, communicate with primary care to avoid re-hospitalization, and perform medication reconciliation for the client. As this post-acute initiative becomes further developed there will be opportunity to use technological and/or telemedicine techniques to further meet these patients' needs. Other duties may be assigned in order to meet the meet the needs of the organization.

STARTING DATE:              As soon as possible

POSITION STATUS:          Full-Time

HOURS OF WORK:           7.5 hours/tour (rotating between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – 5 days/week - Monday to Friday, (i.e., alternating between a week of days and a week of evenings).  Individuals will also rotate weekends and be required to work 3 weekends out of 6 in a 6 week schedule.  Weekends are scheduled 8:30am – 4:30pm

SALARY RANGE:             Commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement


  • A Baccalaureate degree from a recognized university in a health-related field such as Nursing (and/or a combination of nursing education, training and experience)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience as a Registered Nurse with recent clinical experience considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
  • Working knowledge of the nursing process, the consultation process, program planning and crisis management
  • Emergency/critical care and community nursing experience an asset
  • CNA certification in an area of specialty:  GNC (C) or CNCCP (C) an asset
  • Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
  • Knowledge of direct care/case management models used in community health care organizations to support system navigation and hospital avoidance
  • Superior clinical assessment skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective organizational and planning skills
  • Basic proficiency with computerized information systems
  • French language is an asset
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver's License and access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate with clients', their families, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives
  • Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues
  • Must be able to operate a computer


Human Resources

Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre

5415 Tecumseh Rd. East, 2nd Floor

Windsor ON N8T 1C5

                                         FAX:  (519) 258-7354                                         

The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre coordinates in-home services for individuals residing within the communities of Chatham/Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and Windsor/Essex

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.                                                                

About the CCAC

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.