Registered Nurse

Toronto, Ontario, ca
Company: Baycrest
Category: Nursing
Published on 2021-02-04 18:10:34

Palliative Care Unit on 6 West Hospital has an opportunity for a


75 Bi-weekly Hours – Day-Night, including alternate weekends (Shifts may be subject to change)

ONA Wage Rate: $33.56 – 48.05

The Palliative Care Unit (6 West) provides 24-hour pain and symptom control combined with emotional and spiritual support to patients with late or end-stage malignant and non-malignant disease in need of palliative care. We offer a 31 bed unit with beds reserved for both short-term palliative applicants with a 90 day or less prognosis and long-stay palliative applicants.

Responsibilities include but are

not limited to:

  • Provides sound clinical knowledge and assessment skills, acts as clinical expert and resource and provides comprehensive, quality client/family centred health care services from admission, through transfers and discharge
  • Plans for, delivers and evaluates nursing interventions, including medications, as well as treatments which fall within the RN’s scope of practice
  • Provides client-centered care within interdisciplinary care team to meet the personal care, activation, recreation and spiritual needs of clients
  • Participates actively in the teaching programs for nurses and nursing students
  • Qualifications include but are

    not limited to:

  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (‘BCLS’) certificate, Level C - Automated External Device (‘AED’) is required
  • Current registration, in good standing, from the College of Nurses of Ontario (‘CNO’) is required
  • BScN preferred
  • Knowledge of Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Standard of Care an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to take professional accountability for leading, organizing, providing and delegating care activities for clients and families
  • Previous experience in palliative care preferred
  • Psychogeriatric experience, i.e. mental health assessment and intervention and working with responsive behaviours preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • Basic computer skills – Meditech, Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
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