RN Palliative Care Coordinator - Prince Edward FHT

The Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) is seeking a full-time R.N. Palliative Care Coordinator (PCC) to join our progressive team serving the residents of Prince Edward County. The PEFHT provides a single point of access to health care services for all County residents.  Our interdisciplinary care team offers comprehensive patient-centred, primary health care including disease diagnosis, treatment and management, prevention and cure, rehabilitation, palliative care and community health promotion. As a member of the multidisciplinary team the PCC is responsible for coordinating the provision of palliative care services for patients and families rostered to the PEFHT. The PCC utilizes evidence-based practice and recognized national and provincial standards to ensure quality care. Working with community partners, the PCC strives to create a seamless transition for patients throughout the system. The RN – Palliative Care Coordinator:
  • Performs initial assessments (based on recognized model-CHPCA Square of Care Model) and continues to regularly engage in therapeutic encounters with the patients and families to assess ongoing needs.
  • In collaboration with the patient/family, identifies patient/family problems and establishes a plan of care.
  • Provides information and education to the patient and family to enable them to make ongoing, informed decisions regarding treatment choices, care options and symptom management.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of care at patient and program level.
  • Participates in team development by sharing knowledge of palliative care models and research among team members.
  • Communicates effectively with health care team members to create an effective cohesive team and seamless service to the community.
  • Works in collaboration with community partners to advance palliative care in Prince Edward County, e.g. through board or committee memberships.
  • Maintains practice standards of the Ontario College of Nurses.
  • BScN  (MScN an asset)
  • Current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario and membership with RNAO
  • Basic CPR certification
  • Current Ontario Driver's License
  • Demonstrated experience with palliative care.
  • Additional specialty certification preferred – Canadian Nurses Association Specialty Certification in Hospice Palliative Care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of health care facilities and community health services, social agencies etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, and within a brisk work setting.
  • Proficient with electronic medical records and standard office software.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@pefht.com.  Closing:  June 15, 2014