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Coordinator, Clinical & Transition Pathways-Mental Health & Addictions

St. Michael's Hospital - Unity Health Toronto

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 3, 2020.

Position Profile:

The mental health team are responsible for the smooth and safe transition of mental health and addictions patients throughout the patients’ acute care journey. The focus from admission to discharge is on ensuring seamless planning of care transitions to the patients’ next level of care.

The Coordinator is a results oriented key member of the interprofessional team with a focus on the provision of excellence throughout the patients’ acute care stay. You will liaise with internal and external partners to expedite information transfer to timely referrals, acceptance and admission to next level destination of care with the lens of readmission avoidance. The Coordinator leads and works toward a seamless and sustainable transition, while utilizing their knowledge and understanding of community resources, legislation as it relates to Alternative Level of Care (ALC), Substitute Decision Makers Act, Public Guardian and Trustee, Mental Health Act and the Public Hospitals Act to reduce patient length of stay and readmission.


  • Bachelor of Science degree or other Health Related Discipline (e.g.; Physiotherapy, Social Work) required; Master’s degree would be an asset
  • Evidence of certification under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with 3-5 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated involvement in Quality Improvement projects
  • Knowledge of the health care delivery system and community resources
  • Experience working with diverse patient populations, e.g., multicultural, homeless, palliative, acquired brain injury (ABI), mental health, geriatrics, pediatrics
  • Effective time management skills, with the ability to work independently and co-operatively in a fluid multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, assessment and decision-making skills Demonstrated ability in problem solving
  • Proven success in generating ideas for effective case management
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective teamwork among a group of multi-disciplinary professionals
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and coordinate various activities
  • Proficiency in the use of computers with proven experience in data interpretation and extraction of information
  • Ability to speak French or another second language an asset
  • Satisfactory attendance record