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Registered Nurse (RN)

by St. Joseph's Hospice of London

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 16, 2022
St. Joseph's Hospice of London

Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN)
Full-time, Permanent

St. Joseph’s Hospice of London is a charitable organization that offers compassionate holistic care and support to people living with a palliative illness. Support is also extended to their family members and caregivers and to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Hospice programs and services are offered at no cost and are available irrespective of age, gender, religion, race, ethnicity or economic status.

St. Joseph’s Hospice is seeking a qualified Registered Nurses (RN) to provide primary care for the residents in our hospice residence. We are currently seeking an RN to work a variety of 12-hour shifts which includes days, nights, week-ends and holidays in a waterfall schedule.

Key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Assume the responsibility for all aspects of resident care in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Ontario College of Nurses Standards.
  • Be the Team Leader for the duration of her/his shift of duty.
  • Determine the division of patient load for the shift.
  • Plan the work load; schedule the breaks for the day in collaboration with the rest of the care team.
  • Participate in Resident Review (weekly) and be available to assist visiting Medical Direction.
  • Assist with any short notice staff replacements or calling in additional staff due to the acuity of care in the residence.
  • Perform and ensure regular assessment of pain and symptom management needs of residents and families.
  • Recognize, assess, and respond to resident health status changes in accordance with Hospice philosophy.
  • Summarize and report clinical and other situations with other team members including shift report.
  • Determine resident care requirements and establish a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Seek medical consultation and direction for plan of care and pain and symptom control.
  • Consult with the resident, family members and/or the substitute decision maker regarding needs, wishes and preferences for care.
  • Consult with the South West Community Care Access Centre Care Coordinator regarding additional services as required for the care plan. 
  • Implement and coordinate medical interventions such as medical orders, medications, supplies, and equipment.
  • Ensure communication to other service providers.
  • Administer medication and treatments as required/ordered.
  • Document accurately and in a timely manner according to the Ontario College of Nurses Standards and The St. Joseph’s Hospice’s policy.
  • Order and maintain medical supplies according to resident needs in collaboration with the CCAC Care Coordinator.
  • Monitor and assume responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
  • Identify and report unusual incidents in the delivery of care in the Hospice to the Director, Resident Care in a timely manner.
  • Delegate and /or teach skills and techniques to other staff and /or resident families in compliance with the RHPA. 
  • Review, evaluate and/or revise the Resident Care Plan daily.
  • Evaluate nursing and medical interventions.
  • Assure that all medication orders are checked by two nurses.
  • Assure the accuracy of the narcotic count by counting with another registered staff when nurses are coming on and when going off duty.
  • Confer with resident and family re: satisfaction with the plan of care.
  • Assist with the writing of clinical policies and procedures when asked.
  • Complete an annual evaluation of self-performance as required by the Ontario College of Nurses.
  • Check Medication Administration records daily to ensure accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Current certificate of registration, in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse; BSCN preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working in the provision of hospice palliative care, with expertise in pain and symptom management as it relates to palliative care
  • Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Certificate of Completion or commitment to obtain
  • CAPCE Certificate of Completion preferred or commitment to obtain
  • CNA Certification in Hospice Palliative Care or commitment to obtain
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Ability to function in a leadership role in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, assessment and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills consistent with the mission, vision and values of St. Joseph’s- Hospice of London
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis
  • Please note: Successful candidates must provide evidence of a fully immunized Covid-19 vaccination status prior to first day of work. 
St. Joseph’s Hospice is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application, interview or selection process, please contact Human Resources at (519) 438-2102 ext. 257 and we will endeavor to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.

If you are interested in this role, and have the qualifications identified, please submit your cover letter and resume via the link provided below:

We thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.