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Registered Nurse – HPC (0.6 FTE)(Temporary Part-time for up to 3 months)

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

Initial Assignment:    Hospice Palliative Care Team (Kitchener-Waterloo), Regular Day Shift.


The RN will cover the physician clinic days, responding to nursing calls, and providing patient care over the phone.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of palliative care experience in the community. 

Position Duties:  

  • Providing expert clinical service and consultation to the WW Integrated HPC Program, service providers, primary care physicians, clients and families
  • Providing advice and support via phone to clients, their families and other members of health care team
  • Assisting the physicians with clinic duties
  • Arranging diagnostics, blood work and contacting patients with information regarding tests
  • Negotiating roles and responsibilities amongst the client care team to limit duplication and disruption to the client and family
  • Incorporating evidence based palliative care/best practice guidelines; sharing this knowledge with health care team members and key stakeholders
  • Providing mentorship and role models critical thinking, problem solving and the use of evidence to guide decision making amongst the health care team
  • Other duties as assigned. 

  • BScN with a Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse, with palliative expertise and training, or equivalent
  • Completion of the 'fundamentals in palliative care' course; CHPCN(C) preferred. 
  • Minimum three to five years' experience in palliative care in a variety of care settings, with demonstrated palliative pain and symptom care experience
  • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
  • Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
  • Knowledge of direct care / case management models used in community health care organizations
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective organizational and planning skills
  • The ability to work independently in a highly organized manner is required. 
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer in a windows networked environment; basic proficiency with computerized information systems, including practice solutions
  • Effectively maintain verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization
  • Ability to communicate with clients', families, and other stakeholders in order to follow through with care plan directives
  • Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity; ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues
  • The ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is required.  

    This position may be required to provide relief at other CCAC locations or teams as needed and may be part of the on call rotation as per the provisions of the ONA collective agreement.  

    If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting posting #15/0/29 before 4:30 p.m. on April 22, 2015 to Human Resources (e-mail: We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.  


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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.