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Clinical Resource Nurse, Palliative Care

Clinical Resource Nurse, Palliative Care

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Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Resource Nurse, Palliative Care
Work Site:North Shore Community
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.5 FTE) till October 2018 
Start Date: As Soon As Possible 
Salary: $39.71 - $48.67 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 Monday to Friday with Sat/Sun/Stats off 
Reference#: 102938-mhs


Practices within the context of VCH community and the vision and values of Vancouver Coastal Health, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Standards, and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC) standards of Professional Practice, Code of Ethics. Uses specialized knowledge and skills to assist staff to plan, develop, implement and evaluate care, delivery and program services to palliative care clients and families. Supports the philosophy, vision and mission of the Home Hospice Palliative Care Program and the delivery of quality consistent care in an efficient and integrated model. Provides staff development and support relative to palliative care services offered in Vancouver Community through coaching, mentoring and leadership. In collaboration with the Home Hospice Palliative Care Team, acts as a clinical resource to all health disciplines and team members across the health units related to palliative care. In addition, provides clinical education services including orientation to clinical practice, resources, and services; individual and group learning assessments; developing, implementing, and evaluating clinical education programs and resources using specialized theory and knowledge of Home Care and Palliative/Hospice services as well as adult teaching and learning theories.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and five (5) years recent and successful experience in Palliative Care Nursing and Home Care Nursing or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in acute and community care.
  • Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
  • Current CNA Certification in Palliative Care.
  • Valid driver’s license and local travel requires the use of personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership and work direction Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work Demonstrated ability to deal with or guide others in resolution of conflict
  • Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking skills in the approach to patient & client care 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change and support staff through transition
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a project or initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive, creative learning environment and engage in continuous QI
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing related to palliative care clients and families. 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to staff priorities. 
  • Ability to mentor, coach, and provide feedback.
  • Ability to teach using knowledge of adult learning theories. Demonstrates ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. 
  • Demonstrates ability to deal with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively home care nurses, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and staff of outside agencies.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area. 
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system; 
  • Ability to operate related equipment

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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