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Transplant Resource Specialist - TFT - TGH - Toronto, Ontario

Transplant Resource Specialist

Job Posting #: 924717
Site: Toronto General Hospital

Department: Allied Health, Transplant (patient population may change depending on department needs)
Reports to: Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $27.82 - $34.77 per hour
Status: Temporary Full Time ( End date March 2025 )

Re-Posted Date: February 01, 2024
Closing Date: Until Filled

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. 

Position Summary

As an integral member of the Social Work team, the Transplant Resource Specialist helps patients, families, and support persons access resources for listing and for pre/post-transplant.

Duties

  • Providing assistance to patients/families/support persons and hospital staff on a consultation basis regarding transplant related resources and other community resources (e.g. Trillium Drug Program, Accommodation, Transportation, etc.)
  • Assisting with application forms and letter writing (e.g. TDP, Expedite, MORRR, ODSP, EI, CPP-D, Wheeltrans, Immigration Visa, Housing, etc.)
  • Staff education and updating resources used by staff and patients/families/support persons
  • Acting as a liaison between the hospital and community agencies; assisting staff with program planning projects (e.g. developing education materials and group teaching).

Qualifications

  • Social Service Worker Diploma
  • Current Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • 3 years relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of Community and Government Resources (e.g. income replacement, drug coverage, transportation)
  • Community health experience
  • Experience with acute care preferred
  • Teaching experience
  • Familiarity with principles of Adult Education
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)

Why join UHN?

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP https://hoopp.com/)
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.  Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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