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Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

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.

Qualifications Required:

  • 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:
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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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.