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South East Local Health Integration Network

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 networks established by the province to plan, manage, and fund the health care system at the local and regional level. Promoting integration and networking among our health care resources is already showing results. The South East region extends from Brighton on the west to Prescott and Cardinal on the east, north to Perth and Smith Falls, and back to Bancroft.

Position:  Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant

Region:  Frontenac & Kingston, Hastings


Palliative Care Nurse

If you’re a qualified Registered Nurse with front-line palliative care nursing experience, bring your skills and expertise to the role of Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant (RN) as part of the South East LHIN team.

As the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant, 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. Your experience as a Palliative Care Nurse will also enable you to act as a key community resource in the provision of high-quality, evidence-based palliative care services.

More specifically, as a Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant, you will:

  • Offer consultation to service providers in person, on-site, 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;
  • Identify and participate in ongoing professional development and staff education;
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

The Palliative Care Nurse we seek will have a profile that includes:

  • 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, 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;
  • Valid Ontario driver's licence and access to a reliable vehicle;
  • 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 long-term care (LTC) sectors.

Salary:  $37.28 - $44.21 per hour

Terms of Employment:  Permanent full-time

Deadline for Application:  Sunday, February 25, 2018

How to Apply:  

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, indicating Posting #82-2017 in the subject line, no later than February 25, 2018 to: 

For more information, please contact Amanda Worden, Recruitment Specialist, at 1-888-871-8868 ext. 5675.

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. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  The South East LHIN is an equal opportunity employer.

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Location:  Kingston, Belleville

Profession Type:  Nurses (NP, RN and RPN)

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