At this time, the South West Local Health Integration Network is seeking two (2) permanent full time Palliative Nurse Liaisons to support our Grey-Bruce Palliative Care Outreach Team.
As a valued member of the Home and Community Care portfolio, the Palliative Nurse Liaison:
• Is a Registered Nurse (RN, BScN) in good standing with their regulatory body.
• Has Advanced Palliative Certification (such as CAPCE, CNA Palliative certification or equivalent).
• Can easily build and sustain therapeutic relationships.
• Demonstrates the integral qualities of excellent “customer service” when providing patient care.
• Uses their superior assessment skills and sound clinical judgement with a patient-centred approach.
• Has exceptional communication and organizational skills.
• Is a natural motivator, leader, and advocate;
• Practices and upholds the values of accountability and “thinking outside the box”.
If you possess the above credentials, skills, and values, we want to hear from you!
What Can I Expect To Do?
The Palliative Nurse Liaison supports:
• Effective transitions from acute to home care for complex palliative patients.
• Communication and linkage with primary and secondary level care team.
• Health promotion, palliative assessment, care provision, and management of pain/symptoms for patients receiving palliative care in the community.
• Patients receiving palliative care in the community to maintain dignity and allow patients to die comfortably, with all care needs met in their preferred location.
The Palliative Nurse Liaison provides in-home nursing visits for complex palliative patients within 2-3 (working) days of referral to the Palliative Care Outreach Team. During the initial visit (which may be in collaboration with other members of the professional care team), the Nurse Liaison: completes a head-to-toe palliative assessment; completes a medication reconciliation; addresses any urgent concerns with appropriate members of the care team; and provides any urgent medical intervention as required to improve/maintain the patients comfort.
The Nurse Liaison is also responsible for ongoing communication/support for patients and their families as well as acting in a liaising role between the patient and the professional care team (including Care Coordinators, Community Nurses, Palliative Care Outreach Team members, family physicians/NPs, and others as required). The Nurse Liaison participates in and demonstrates an understanding of quality, risk and client safety principles and practices, following all safe practices and procedures to support a safe client and working environment and is required to follow the CNO Standards of Practice at all times.
Location: These positions are located within Grey and Bruce counties, particularly the LHIN’s Hanover and Owen Sound locations.
How Do I Qualify?
• Registered Nurse (RN, BScN) in good standing with their regulatory body.
• Advanced Palliative certification required (CAPCE, CNA Palliative certification or equivalent).
• Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience as a Registered Nurse.
• Minimum two (2) years’ relevant experience with the provision of palliative care.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals.
• Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices.
• Knowledge of direct care/care coordination models used in community health care organizations.
• Knowledge of South West LHIN and Palliative Care Outreach Team priorities, policies, practices and service standards.
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
• Effective organizational and planning skills.
• Basic proficiency with computerized information systems.
• Effectively maintain a constant flow of verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization.
• Able to efficiently and clearly communicate with patients’, their families, members of the interdisciplinary care team, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives.
• Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
• Effective planning, organizing and evaluation skills to manage multiple clients, provide information reports and take corrective action as required.
• Proficiency in a second language, particularly French.
• An ambassador of workplace culture.