As the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant (PPSMC), you will deliver consultation, case-based education and mentorship to service providers of palliative care in a variety of care settings throughout South-Eastern Ontario. You will help build capacity amongst front-line service providers in the delivery of palliative care, as well as collaborate with community partners in educational initiatives. You will act as a key community resource in the provision of high quality, evidence-based palliative care services.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate both passion and clinical expertise in the provision of palliative and interdisciplinary care.
- Offer consultation to service providers in person, onsite, by telephone, by videoconference or through email regarding care, e.g. assessment and management of pain and other symptoms;
- Link providers with specialized hospice palliative care resources;
- Assist service providers in the application of the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care, assessment tools and best practice guidelines;
- Provide case-based education and mentoring for service providers incorporating principles of adult learning;
- Collaborate with community partners in educational initiatives;
- Help build capacity amongst front line service providers in the delivery of palliative care;
- Participate on relevant committees and task forces of the Southeastern Palliative & End-of-Life Care Network;
- Contribute to data collection, quality improvement programs and program evaluation;
- Contribute to the development of policies and procedures;
- Identifies and participates in ongoing professional development and staff education;
- Performs other duties that may be assigned.
- Active registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario with a minimum Baccalaureate in Nursing, except in extraordinary circumstances;
- Masters prepared candidates preferred;
- CNA Certification in Hospice Palliative Care Nursing essential, or equivalent
- Membership with RNAO an asset;
- Minimum five years' experience in palliative care in a variety of care settings;
- Front line Palliative Care nursing experience essential;
- Vehicle and valid Ontario driver's license is required.
- Highly developed communication, organization, coordination and time management skills;
- Demonstrated knowledge of nurse's role in palliative care and commitment to interdisciplinary care;
- Demonstrated skills in problem solving and critical thinking;
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development;
- Computer proficiency;
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in mentorship and case-based education;
- Knowledge of community and LTC sectors
Position Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: $36.26 - $43.00 / hour, 70 hours bi-weekly. Inclusive of a comprehensive benefits package.
Office Location: Belleville
Reports to: Manager, Client Services, Palliative Care Programs
Deadline: March 27, 2017 at 12:00PM EST
Palliative Pain and Symptom Mgmt Consultant Position Description.pdf
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, indicating Posting #21-2017 in the subject line no later than March 27, 2017 at 12:00PM EST to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact Jessie Burns, Recruitment Specialist at 1-888-871-8868 ext. 5675 or visit
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources. The South East CCAC is an equal opportunity employer.
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