Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (PRC)

by Admin on August 20, 2013

in Employment Opportunities


Job ID: 51141
Job Views: 886
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
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Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 08-09-2013

Job Description
The Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) team consists of more than 2,000 staff members, 350 physicians and 600 volunteers. These dedicated individuals care for their patients in a newly constructed state-of-the-art hospital with a proud history in the community extending back over a century. With a 494-bed capacity, PRHC serves more than 300,000 people in four counties.

Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (PRC)
The hours of work for this part time position will include approximately 9 shifts per each 2 week pay period

The clinical Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (PRC) role provides consultation, capacity development, network building, and facilitates and supports an integrated system of care for clients and service providers. PRCs support those service providers working in community or LTC homes who care for seniors with complex physical, cognitive and mental health and addiction needs that have associated behaviours. This includes: staff and management in long-term care facilities, Access Centres and related health professionals in the community to enhance their psychogeriatric knowledge and skill development. The PRC collaborates with other specialists, consultants, community teams and best practice coordinators to integrate supports and improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. A PRC is from one of the regulated health professions (e.g. Social Work, Nursing etc.,) The PRC brings forward extensive knowledge and experience in best practices related to the support of seniors with mental illness and dementias.

Qualifications specific for this position include:

  • A University degree and current registration in a related regulated health care profession; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Training in Adult Education and experience in the facilitation of adult learning and the ability to create a dynamic learning environment.
  • Completion of the P.I.E.C.E.S. 16-Hr Educator Program delivered by the P.I.E.C.E.S. Consult Group and/or a designated P.I.E.C.E.S. Associate
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated expertise in working with older adults with mental health illness
  • Extensive knowledge, skills and experience in the assessment/care planning for older adults and the use of clinical assessment tools as they relate to:
    • complex physical health problems including pain, chronic disease management, delirium, metabolic disorders
    • cognitive function and impairment including dementia as well as other neurological disorders (additional familiarity with ABI and developmental disabilities co-occurring with a dementia is preferable)
    • mental health care problems including mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic disorders with a variety of underlying causes, longstanding mental health illness including personality disorders, schizophrenia
    • familiarity with the use of psychotropics and the ability to facilitate a learning discussion about the selection, detection and monitoring of the 5 classes of psychotropics
  • Three years recent experience in teaching/developing adult educational programs and capacity to act as a consultant, role model and teach in community client-centred care.
  • Familiarity with Quality Improvement, program development, evaluation and research methodology would be an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years health care experience working with complex older adults.

Must have a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, willingness and ability to travel throughout the NE Cluster and occasionally the rest of the of CELHIN.

Interested individuals should forward their resume or inquiries to:,
1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough, ON K9J 7C6
Phone: 705-743-2121 ext. 3064 Fax: 705-876-5015.

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