HNHB Local Health Integration Network

  • Permanent Full Time Palliative Care Nurse Clinician

    Competition Number
    NIAGARA - Office
    Position Group
    Closing Date
    Length of Term
    Hours of Work
    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    ONA PCC/N: $40.78 - $47.44 per hour
  • Position Summary

    Working within a centralized community model, deliver clinical care and consultation to patients and families living in the community, and who require hospice palliative care. Providing mentoring and coaching to community nurses and advancing best practice in palliative care nursing, this position supports community capacity building along with other members of the community-based palliative care outreach team. This position is responsible for supporting the work of the team by helping patients navigate across clinical settings/transitions. This position contributes to a high functioning team through participation in education and research opportunities.

    Core Duties - Responsibilities

    Palliative Pain and Symptom Management:

    • Provide clinical care and consultation regarding complex palliative pain and symptom issues
    • Assist service providers in the application of the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care [1], assessment tools and best practice guidelines
    • Offer clinical consultation to LHIN care coordinators to assist in service planning to meet patient and caregiver care needs
    • Provide clinical consultation to care providers through a variety of ways e.g. assessment and management of pain and other symptoms
    • Provide case-based consultation, education and mentoring for care providers in a variety of community settings including: Community Nursing and Support Agencies, Hospices, Day Programs, Supportive Housing and other settings
    • Help build capacity amongst front line care providers in the delivery of hospice palliative care
    • Link care providers with specialized hospice palliative care resources
    • Collaborate with local community-based Palliative Care teams, providing linkages to resources, other organizations and supports.
    • Assists PCOT Navigator with triaging complex patients

    Community and Facility Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education:

    • Provide/coordinate education to front line health care providers
    • Support learners through ongoing coaching and mentoring
    • Incorporate principles of effective adult learning

    Patient Safety

    • Promote patient safety in alignment with the Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Directions of the HNHB LHIN
    • Work within the basic principles of patient safety by doing the right thing for the right patient, using the right method at the right time
    • Adhere to HNHB LHIN's patient safety policies and procedures

    Community Enabler/Capacity Building
    Fulfill a significant role within the Palliative Care community-based team by:

    • collaborating with team members and community care providers to identify hospice palliative care gaps, issues and potential solutions
    • supporting the implementation of service changes that provide solutions to the hospice palliative care gaps, issues and potential solutions
    • providing education, mentoring, case presentations and service information

    Impact and Contact with Others:

    • Collaborate with community partners in facilitating hospice palliative care
    • Mentor learners in a variety of care settings

    Other Related Activities

    • Contribute to data collection and quality improvement programs
    • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures

    [1] A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, March 2002



    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
    • Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Hospice Palliative Care or relevant specialty certification preferred
    • Current CPR – Basic Life Support


    • Minimum 3-5 years of recent related clinical nursing experience with expert knowledge in hospice palliative care. Experience in community nursing preferred.
    • Evidence of progressive leadership, mentoring and coaching experience and responsible positions within nursing

    Skills & Abilities

    • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, teamwork, organization, coordination and time management skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to interprofessional care
    • Demonstrated skill in problem solving and critical thinking
    • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development
    • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in facilitating interdisciplinary adult education
    • Proficiency in utilizing a laptop computer and various computer programs
    • Attention to quality: seeks to understand customer requirements and improve quality of service delivery
    • Change management: understands the purpose of change and adopts new approaches and practices in context of own work
    • Integrity: consistently promotes and demonstrates organization values and activities
    • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships


    • Valid Ontario Driver’s License, automobile insurance, and access to a vehicle required
    • Requires computer work to produce correspondence, presentations and reports
    • Work week is 35 hours per week


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