MICs Behavioural Response Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer is seeking

MICs Behavioural Response Specialist

(Temporary Full-time / Maternity Leave)

Bingham Memorial Hospital


Anson General Hospital

Iroquois Falls

Lady Minto Hospital


The MICs Group of Health Services is looking to fill a position of temporary full-time Clinical Behavioural Response Specialist (CBRS). The purpose of the position is to improve the quality of life for older adults who have responsive behaviours arising from mental health issues, substance use, dementia, delirium and other neurological disorders, as well as improving the lives of their care partners.  Reporting to the Executive Lead of Long-Term Care and in collaboration with the Cochrane District Behavioural Supports of Ontario (BSO) Lead, the CBRS oversees the MICs Group of Health Services’ BSO Team consisting of a Recreational Therapist and Personal Support Workers, as well as with the Timmins Seniors’ Mental Health (SMH) nurses.

  • Current unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Masters in Nursing, minimum Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Must have at least two years current experience as a Registered Nurse in Long-Term Care, relevant clinical experience working with older adults experiencing mental health, dementia, substance use and other neurological disorders

  • Demonstrated knowledge and evidence-based best practice in dementia, delirium, mental health issues and their effects on person, families and caregivers

  • Demonstrated clinical and leadership skills to promote, facilitate and integrate behavioural support principles and practice among care partners in LTCHs and community settings

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in English and French

  • Commitment to quality improvement and change initiatives

  • Proven organizational and time management skills and the ability to take initiative and work autonomously

  • Capacity for both self-direction and collaboration within the context of an interdisciplinary team

  • Proven interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills

  • Flexibility and ability to function effectively under changing demands including hours of work

  • Excellent attendance record, punctuality and availability

  • Demonstrated ongoing professional growth and development

  • Experience working in a managerial or supervisory capacity preferred

  • Knowledge of consent and capacity issues and legislation involving this population (i.e. Public Guardian Trustee, Substitute Decision Maker Act, Health Care Consent ACT, Mental Health Act, LTC ACT, PHIPA)

  • Canadian certificate in Gerontology (CNA certification) or willingness to obtain, Training in P.I.E.C.E.S.™, Gentle Persuasive Approach, Montessori Methods, Recovery Approach, Psychiatric Nursing Certificate (an asset), BLS, First Aid Certification (an asset)

  • Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

  • Valid class G Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

  • Disciplinary and attendance records will be considered in appropriate circumstances

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Computer Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience with OTN (Telemedicine)

Applications in writing to:   resumes@micsgroup.com

Closing Date: october 16, 2019

The MICs Group of Health Services is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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