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Full-Time Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Consultative Care Team – Chatham/Sarnia Site

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

POSTING # ESC 013/16

JOB TITLE:  Full-Time Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Consultative Care Team – Chatham/Sarnia Site                                  

LOCATION:  Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre; Travel for this position is required between all sites of the Erie St. Clair CCAC and there is the potential that the Nurse Practitioner will work out of Hospice sites one day per week. The home site will be Sarnia or Chatham. 

SUPERVISOR:  Patient Services Manager

Reporting to the Patient Services Manager, this position is responsible for the effective delivery of Nurse Practitioner services to Palliative Care Consultation Team's patients upon referral from Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre Care Coordinators and in accordance with professional college standards, Ministry guidelines and Erie St. Clair CCAC policies.  The objectives of the services delivered by the Nurse Practitioner are to diagnose, treat, evaluate, consult and manage complex pain and symptom and associated chronic disease management issues during the patient's palliative trajectory, in order to delay/prevent institutionalization and facilitate reintegration into the community. These services will be available across various care sectors as required including home, hospital, retirement homes and long term care. The Nurse Practitioner, as a member of the Palliative Care Consultation Team (PCCT), will work collaboratively with Hospice and be responsible for reviewing and completing assessments to assist in providing recommendations and consultative guidance to support challenging palliative symptom management and diagnoses. Work assignments will be based on the needs of the organization. Travel for this position is required between all sites of the Erie St. Clair CCAC bur primarily within Sarnia/Lambton and Chatham/Kent counties. There is the potential that the Nurse Practitioner will work out of Hospice sites one day per week


  • Manages the delivery of coordinated, quality care Palliative Consultation services
  • Delivers Palliative Consultation services for the CCAC
  • Implements and maintains service standards, monitors and reviews caseload statistics and indicators; monitors service levels to ensure effective resource allocation
  • Identifies critical service delivery issues and refines services for the patient population as needed
  • Participates in the development, and manages the implementation and evaluation of new service delivery issues
  • Ensures palliative services are provided in accordance with CCAC polices, relevant legislation, and professional disciplines
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with service providers to deliver quality patient care
  • Participates in events to promote CCAC objectives, activities, programs and services
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with professional organizations in designated specialty functions to ensure quality of care is current
  • Works effectively with superiors and colleagues to deliver effective and efficient patient service delivery
  • Acts as a key resource to all CCAC staff regarding the Palliative Consultative Care Team
  • Provides advice and guidance in managing difficult or unusual cases
  • Identifies program needs and provides input to ongoing planning
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses
  • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
  • Good knowledge of CCAC priorities, policies, practices and service standards
  • Good knowledge and understanding of legislation governing health care activities
  • Knowledge of direct care/care coordination models used in community health care organizations
  • Specialized education required in palliative pain and symptom management including a minimum of Fundamentals and CAPCE.  LEAP certification will be considered an asset. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to provide mentorship and maintain professional relationships
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and an oral/written proficiency with Canada's two official languages will be looked upon favourably
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver's License and access to a vehicle
  • Must be able to operate a computer

     Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our Nurse Practitioners are members of the Ontario Nurses Association. Experience working with diverse, multicultural client groups as well as homeless, palliative, acquired brain injury (ABI) and geriatrics is an asset.

    Priority consideration will be given to candidates who possess knowledge of Canada's two official languages.

    Qualified individuals are invited to apply by June 15, 2016, in writing to:

    Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre

    5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor

    Windsor ON N9T 1C5 

    Fax:  519 258 7354

    We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Please quote the posting number in the subject line of your e-mail: 


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Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.