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St Joseph's Health Care London

Building on more than 130 years of care and compassion, today’s St. Joseph’s continues to make a difference in health care with distinct roles in acute and ambulatory care, specialized care of the elderly, long-term care, mental health care and rehabilitation services. With more than 10 locations, St. Joseph’s offers health care professionals both the opportunity to specialize and to attain a variety of experiences in leading programs across a spectrum of services.

Position:  Registered Nurse, Geriatric Resource Nurse

Region:  London and Middlesex

Description:  The Registered Nurse, with the Geriatric Resource Nurse Outreach Program, will be part of an exciting team that supports patients and family caregivers by providing comprehensive geriatric assessment for frail seniors in the community. The Geriatric Resource Nurse Outreach program supports frail seniors across the South West LHIN. The successful applicant for this position will provide care in the St. Thomas/Elgin area; assessing frail seniors in their home environments.



  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Current R.N. certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Valid CPR certificate
  • Previous relevant inpatient or community based experience (examples: medical/surgical, rehab, Outreach)
  • Two years recent experience in geriatric assessment (Including Geriatric Medicine and/or Geriatric Psychiatry)
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to prioritize in situations of varying degrees of complexity
  • Ability to function as an independent practitioner and a highly effective team member
  • Ability to gather medical and social history and clinical data to inform care planning and clinical decision making
  • Fundamental understanding of physiological and biopsychosocial mechanisms of the aging processes, age-related changes to function, and the impact of frailty
  • Ability to conduct accurate analysis of assessment findings and clinical information and to integrate assessment findings across geriatric assessment domains, such as falls/mobility, polypharmacy, continence, pain, cognition, and mood
  • Demonstrated expertise in treatment, education, goal setting, and future planning with older adults and their identified support network
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to engage community partners, patients and families in coordinated care planning for community-dwelling frail seniors
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Exceptional computer skills
  • Exceptional conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use best practice and research


  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Experience with Cerner and Clinical Connect
  • Knowledge of registration and scheduling
  • CGN(C) CAN Gerontological Certified

Salary:  To be negotiated

Terms of Employment:  Full-time

Deadline for Application:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How to Apply:  All applicants must apply to this position through our website at Please ensure you are applying to position posting # 39471.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Location:  GRN Oxford / Elgin scheduling unit

Profession Type:  Nurses (NP, RN and RPN)

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