Behavioral Consultant [E294]

Behavioral Consultant [E294]

02 Feb
Health Careers in Sask
Prince Albert

02 Feb

Health Careers in Sask

Prince Albert

RHA Job Number:GO-00619139

Number of Vacancies:1

Profession:Registered Nurse


Employer:SHA (Saskatoon)


Hours to International Airport:0.0

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Facility Name:Royal University Hospital

Department:Continuing Care Program Development

Employment Type:Temporary

Employment Term:Full Time

Posting Date:January 29, 2021

Closing Date:February 8, 2021 21:30

Hours of Work:In a 3 week rotation: 14 shifts of 8.00 hours

Rate of Pay: $39.230 to $48.920 (6 step range)

Union Name:SUN

Job Description

With reporting responsibility to the Manager of Continuing Care the Behavioural Consultant is responsible for assisting with the provision of consultative services for residents with responsive behaviours across the Continuing Care portfolio including longterm care (LTC) homes in Saskatchewan Health Authority - Saskatoon. The incumbent provides behavioural interventions and care plans that are designed to meet the needs of clients with behavioural and/or psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), acquired brain injury (ABI), developmental challenges, and other mental illness. The incumbent provides consultation services by phone or in person for residents and patients of Continuing Care.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

- Current registration in good standing with Saskatchewan Registered Nursing Association (SRNA)

- Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing


The incumbent must have a minimum of three years of related nursing experience (i.e. ABI, mental health, geriatrics), as well as three years experience working in a long term care setting within the last five years working with responsive behaviours. The requirement is for direct recent clinical experience and demonstrated expertise in care delivery to residents with responsive behaviours. Experience with program planning, proposal writing is an asset Experience in quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Ability to work independently

- Understand the nursing process and principals of adult learning

- Ability to apply research to nursing practice

- Presentation and public speaking abilities

- Knowledge of policy and procedure development and quality assurance initiatives

- Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment

- Excellent analytical, judgment and decision-making skills

- Demonstrates a consultative collaborative approach with nursing and medical staff

- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skill

- Demonstrated skill in teaching

- Demonstrated ability to implement change

- Ability to work autonomously and independently within a team environment

- The incumbent must have a strong clinical knowledge of mental health diagnosis's, dementia, acquired brain injuries, and other medical conditions related to the residents who live in LTC homes and in completing cognitive screening.

- A strong theoretical grounding in the provision of a comprehensive range of services to long term care residents in the management of responsive behaviours.

- Working knowledge of, and ability to use, databases and spreadsheets.

- Knowledge of policy and procedure development and quality assurance initiatives.

- A commitment to ongoing education to remain current in the area of behaviour management.

- Consultation skills and ability to interact with internal and external clients (including family, care team members, and leadership in the home).

- Ability to manage and work effectively in a team environment.

Other Information

- Field hours

Additional Information

Expected Start Date: February 16, 2021

Expected Up To Date: February 16, 2022

FTE®: 1.00

Working in Canada

Candidates are required to be legally entitled to work in Canada to apply on this position.

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