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Rapid Response Nurse

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

The South West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) serves 60,000 people each year, across a vast region from Tobermory in the north to Long Point and Port Glasgow in the south. Our role is to get people the home and community care they need to stay well, heal at home and stay safely in their homes longer. We also help people transition through the system and to other living arrangements. We do it by working in partnership with patients, families, providers, community organizations, and others.


Rapid Response Nurse

 As part of a system wide initiative to strengthen connections across the health continuum, the South West CCAC is directly hiring a temporary full time Rapid Response Nurse with Stratford as the home office location. 

The Rapid Response Program is an initiative to the CCACs to ensure effective transitions from acute to home and community care for two target populations: medically complex children and adults.  This program will also ensure communication and linkage with primary care and provide timely and effective rapid response nursing in an individual's place of residence.

As a member of the Patient Care team, the Rapid Response Nurse will provide transitional support and care for patients from hospital to home, make connections with   primary care partners, and perform essential medication reconciliation activities – reducing the risk of patients being readmitted to hospital.

You will liaise with patients and their care team in reviewing discharge care plans, facilitating access to other health care practitioners/medical tests and assisting with medication protocols.  You will also initiate care connections with a range of health care partners to ensure patients and their caregivers are well supported in their home and community.



  • Registered Nurse in good standing with their regulatory body
  • Minimum of two (2) years of direct clinical experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
  • Knowledge of direct care/case management models used in community health care organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to communicate with patients', their families, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives
  • Well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Must have valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • Proficiency in French is an asset

To apply for this position, please visit  Application deadline is January 17, 2017.

We thank all applicants; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews please inform Human Resources. 

We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds.

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.