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Registered Nurse (RN) - Journey Home Hospice

Location: Toronto
Job Code: 15777
Employment Status: Casual
# of openings: 5

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Toronto shelters are often unable to provide planned palliative care deaths in their facilities and homeless individuals are likely to lack the family and social support networks that assist in providing care in the community. As a result, these individuals are dying on the street and in hospitals. Through the partnership with Hospice Toronto we have opened 4 bed cluster of residential hospice beds that opened in 2018 within a supportive housing facility as a transitional phase in the development of a 10-bed hospice scheduled to open December 2020. SE Health is looking for  Registered Nurses (RN) who has a passion for caring for others and is able to assist clients with activities of personal care, household management, and end of life support.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Admits clients to the nursing program including conducting a health interview and physical assessment
  • In collaboration with the client, develops, documents and obtains informed consent for a holistic client care plan
  • Triages client care needs according to scope of nursing practice, and arranges for RN or RPN care as indicated 
  • For assigned clients, provides and manages care, reviews and revises the client care plan to maintain it as current and evaluates the care plan effectiveness
  • Focuses care on identified health needs and promotes quality client care through ongoing assessment and evaluation of client and family responses to care
  • Consults with Clinical Lead / Director of Care regarding new clinical problems, unforeseen needs or when care plan is not achieving expected outcomes
  • Establishes and maintains a nurse-client therapeutic relationship that reflects knowledge of the boundary and ethical issues unique to community nursing and seeks support for problem-solving
  • Provides client information and acts as liaison between client and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to promote optimal client care and outcomes
  • Integrates health education and teaching into all aspects of care to promote client and family health and independence
  • Acts as a client advocate to promote the well-being of the client and family 
  • Identifies community resources relevant to the client’s health needs and goals, and facilitates client access to the resources
  • Identifies and reports quality and risk issues to management
  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and follows the organization’s clinical policies and procedures and medical directives.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and follows all relevant College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice
  • Functions in a capacity consistent with the core expectations of Community Health Nurses (CHN), as outlined within the Canadian CHN Standards of Practice 
  • Applies evidence-informed practice and maintains a current and evidence-informed clinical practice knowledge base through seminars, journal articles, conferences, workshops, electronic information sources, and membership in professional associations
  • Acts as preceptor to students and/or new staff nurses
  • Proactively identifies, promotes and seeks to improve client and staff safety as part of their every day work
  • Using appropriate communication tools, demonstrates professional communication at all times with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assumes the role of leader within the nursing and multidisciplinary team enhances client care by working in partnership with, and effectively supporting the Registered Practical Nurse, Personal Support Worker, or others through outreach, clinical discussion, collaborative care planning and teaching and delegation of client care
  • Completes and maintains clear and accurate documentation related to client care, adhering to confidentiality and privacy legislation, contract standards, and the documentation standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario and Saint Elizabeth Health Care
  • Protects the safety and accessibility of the clinical chart and ensures the chart is retained by Saint Elizabeth Health Care upon the client’s discharge
  • Participates in internal and external meetings regarding nursing practice and client care
  • Responds to individual client and family needs
  • Reports identified incidents and shares client care issues and concerns to the manager in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Ensures all services are provided in the most efficient manner, considering effective use of time and quality care to client
  • Works within the defined nursing care delivery model, including providing a schedule of availability and working with team members and the manager to ensure adequate nursing availability to meet client care needs
  • Records and processes data appropriately, accurately and completely
  • Submits client records, documentation and billing records accurately and within required timeframes
  • Participates in the Performance Appraisal and Learning & Development processes
  • All other reasonable duties as assigned

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A current and annual Registered Nurse Certificate of Competence issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent
  • A current CPR certificate is required
  • A willingness to obtain required Saint Elizabeth Health Care and/or external clinical specialty certifications is required
  • LEAP certification is an asset
  • Certificate in Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) Nurse or commitment to pursue is an asset
  • Ability to do shift work as per the needs of the hospice, flexible hours and on-call rotation
  • Clinical experience in hospice palliative care is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in working with palliative clients and their families
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary care processes, commitment to team work, and ability to collaborate effectively
  • Experience working with a wide variety of community service providers
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, make appropriate decisions, and accept responsibility for outcomes
  • Experience working with volunteers involved in many aspects of care is an asset
  • The ability to work independently in a highly self-directed manner is required
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict-management skills are required
  • Self-motivated, results oriented, personable, well organized, diplomatic, strong verbal and written communications skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Effective verbal and written communication and ability to provide clear direction
  • Strong computer and technology skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook); experience with electronic health records systems, databases etc.
  • A demonstrated appreciation for Quality Improvement processes is required
  • Positive approach to service and a demonstrated capacity for empathy
  • Adequate nursing availability to meet client care needs is required
  • Provision of Vulnerable Screening /Police Record check

About SE Health

SE Health (Saint Elizabeth Health Care) is a social enterprise applying our knowledge, vision and drive to forever impact how people live and age at home, today and into the future. As a not-for-profit organization with Canadian roots and 110 years of expertise, we bring quality excellence and innovation to home care, seniors’ lifestyle and family caregiving. Through our team of 9,000 Leaders of Impact, we deliver 20,000 care exchanges daily, totaling 50 million in the last decade alone.   In 2019 we were honoured to be rec ognized by Forbes as one of Canada's Best Employers. 

Saint Elizabeth is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at  hresources@saintelizabeth.com at your earliest convenience.

SE Health is monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic closely and following all public health directives, including recommendations from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, their families and our staff.





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