Come work as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist - Case Manager with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Relocation Assistance may be available.
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join the Home Health team at the Three Bridges Community Centre in Vancouver, BC, working as a Case Manager. Apply today to join our team!
As a Case Manager with VCH you will:
- Work without general supervision in a team based environment to provide case management service to a select population of clients and families experiencing brittle support systems, family conflict, social, cognitive and/or physical functioning decline, and/or mood and behaviour issues.
- Conduct assessments that considers psychological factors and the surrounding social environment on physical and mental wellness and their ability to function in home and community care.
- Provide individual and family/caregiver support, make recommendations about care, maintain client records, and attend interdisciplinary clinical/case conferences.
- Identify applicable community resources for clients, contributes to the effectiveness and development of community resources and planning with clients for care and support in accordance with their health needs.
- Provide continuity of care across the continuum by liaising with team members, develop/evaluate care plans and coordinating, implement clinical interventions, evaluate client outcomes based on client goals for care, coordinate ongoing care and supporting transition.
- Consult, confer, and collaborate with multidisciplinary team members, physicians, educational resources and other health care professionals to achieve excellence in client-centred care and education.
ABOUT HOME HEALTH PROGRAMS:
Home Health programs provide a range of health care and support services to people living in the community who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.
THE CLIENT POPULATION:
Home Health clients typically have on-going health issues and/or complex personal and/or social issues, requiring care planning and coordination of appropriate resources. Clients include frail elderly, younger clients with disabilities, and adults with chronic illnesses requiring supports to maintain/promote independence. Three Bridges serves the Downtown, West End, Coal Harbour, Yaletown and Fairview Slopes areas.
Education & Experience
- Current full registration with either the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) or the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC).
- Two (2) years’ recent experience working with geriatric clients and/or adults with chronic illness in rehabilitation or community settings, or acute settings or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) or the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
- Local area travel requires the use of personal vehicle. Valid BC Driver’s License.Knowledge & Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply case management principles.
- Broad knowledge of case management and practice within a client and family centred care model for clients with complex health care needs.
- Broad knowledge of relevant legislation that governs care for vulnerable adults such as adult guardianship act, mental health act and admissions to care facilities act.
- Demonstrated ability to apply systems theory to practice in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy assessment and intervention.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct assessments of physical, cognitive, psychological, social, functional and environmental factors.
- Demonstrated ability to apply a psychosocial approach to identify influences on physical and mental wellness and ability to function in home and community.
- Demonstrated an understanding of Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care.
- Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety
- Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safe care in a variety of settings and with diverse populations
- Demonstrated ability to utilize conflict resolution and therapeutic communication.
- Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based practice related to care of clients needing supportive case management.
- Comprehensive knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in client care.
- Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
- Demonstrates ability to problem solve using sound judgement in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of client care.
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction to the supporting clinical team
- Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, coach and facilitate clients and families.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement project action plans and accomplish objectives.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families, and staff of outside agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict resolutions.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in collaboration with others.
- Demonstrated skill in the use of supplies and materials utilized in the provision of community based care service.
- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.
As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
- Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
- Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
- Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
- Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.
We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Apply on the VCH website.