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Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

The North West Community Care Access Centre (NWCCAC) is one of fourteen CCACs in Ontario dedicated to supporting and enhancing the quality of life, independence, health and well-being of individuals in the community by offering a single point of access for community services and demonstrating leadership and excellence in community care.


One Full Time Position

Location:  KENORA

Competition #NW14-44

Position Description:

The Registered Nurse - Rapid Response focuses on the care during transition from acute care to home care for eligible complex/chronic adults.

Nature and Scope:

  • Provides the first in-home nursing visit within twenty-four (24) hours of hospital discharge for complex/chronic adults;
  • Confirms the client's hospital discharge plan;
  • Communicates the importance of primary care to avoid re-hospitalization;
  • Performs medication reconciliation for the client;
  • Reviews medication protocol with client and caregiver and answers any questions;
  • Initiates contact with the primary care provider and updates on the client's acute care event and post-discharge regime directly or through the CCAC Community Care Coordinator;
  • Provides disease specific self-management education to the client;
  • Provides direct care to clients and;
  • Refers to longer-term community programs through the Community Care Coordinator as required, once goals of Rapid Response program are met.


  • Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Relevant experience working as a Registered Nurse
  • Experience in service provision for the complex/chronic adult population
  • Ability to provide quality clinical service delivery in conjunction with clients and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with computers in a Windows environment (e.g. Microsoft Office and database programs)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks within tight timelines
  • Demonstrates a commitment to personal and client safety
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced written and oral proficiency in English
  • Excellent attendance is essential
  • Bilingual in French an asset

Also required:

  • Proof of registration with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Must have valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.  Travel will be required.

The NWCCAC serves a diverse population throughout Northwestern Ontario.  We welcome resumes from all qualified individuals – we particularly encourage applications from Francophones and First Nations persons.

We are designated as a French Language Services organization and encourage bilingual candidates to apply.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and detailed resume outlining their qualifications and experience quoting competition NW14-44 in confidence to:

Human Resources

North West Community Care Access Centre

961 Alloy Drive

Thunder Bay, ON  P7B  5Z8


Fax:  (807) 344-5639

Deadline for applications:    December 29, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

We thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.