Bso Lead (Full-Time - Temp) – Wyndham Manor

April 21 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Health, Medical, Nursing
Oakville, ON

BSO LEAD (Full-Time - Temp) – Wyndham Manor

Candidates are invited to apply for the full-time position of BSO Lead at our Wyndham Manor, a 128-bed long-term care facility, located in Oakville, Ontario.


  • Lead for the Responsive Behaviours Program
  • Coordinates the BSO interdisciplinary team meetings and rounds working collaboratively with social work, pharmacy and physicians
  • Participates actively with the Professional Advisory Committee, Medical Advisory Committee, Quality Committee and other teams as required
  • Through demonstrated knowledge of best practices for dementia, delirium, depression and other mental health issues and their effect on clients, families and caregivers, coordinates training and support for all staff, residents, families and volunteers in managing responsive behaviours
  • Completes all required reports and statistics as required for the home, CELHIN and MOHLTC
  • Contributes to the completion of annual quality protocols and program evaluations
  • Sets goals, creates action plans and ensures follow up is completed in all areas concerned to mood and behaviours
  • Completes analysis, creates and presents detailed reports on quality indicators and medication use using PCC, Analytics and other software as required
  • Oversees the completion of all documentation related to behaviours, DOS monitoring, assessments
  • Respects and preserves the privacy, confidentiality and security of health care information at all times
  • Monitor MDS indicators, outcome scores and RUG scores to inform program planning and evaluation
  • Understands how the MDS assessment integrates with existing clinical tools and provides leadership in streamlining these processes


  • Currently registered as an RPN in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificates
  • Extensive knowledge of P.I.E.C.E.S.TM, Gentle Persuasive Approach, U-First!, Montessori
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge and skill working with individuals with various types of dementia, delirium, mental health, addictions, other neurological conditions and those who experience an acute behavioural change
  • Demonstrated person and caregiver focused care and supported by best evidence-based clinical practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to the goals and principles of the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) program
  • Strong physical and behavioural assessment skills for evaluating dementias, cognitive impairments, depressions, and deliriums, mental health and addictions
  • Excellent critical thinking skills for the early detection, intervention, and prevention of responsive behaviours
  • Good understanding of non-pharmacological and therapeutic behavioural approaches
  • Good understanding of pharmacological agents, and their interactions, that are used to manage conditions that have behavioural components along the disease continuum
  • Demonstrated trouble-shooting and problem-solving approach relative to behavioural exacerbations
  • Knowledge of and commitment to knowledge exchange as a means of continuous quality improvement, education and capacity building in the individual, team, organization, and system
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment to change management
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member through collaboration, respect and effective communication skills in interacting with residents, family members and other members of inter-professional teams, including community partners
  • Demonstrates leadership in applying strategies to catalyze, foster and enhance collaboration and communication
  • Experience and knowledge in analyzing data from assessments, Abbey Pain Scale, Dementia Observation System (DOS), Cornell Depression Scale, etc.
  • 3-5 years experience in long-term care
  • Canadian certificate in Gerontology considered an asset
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Long-Term Care Homes Act and Regulations and other legislation that is relevant
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

CLOSING DATE: May 7, 2021

Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence to the attention of:

Name: Karla Da Silva

Title: Director of Care


We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In Ontario, Extendicare, Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodation needs must be provided in advance. To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting.

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