Description of employer
St. Raphael’s Palliative Care Home and Day Centre is a grassroots charitable organization with a dual vocation: a 12-bed palliative care home and the first palliative day centre on the Island of Montreal. We offer free, high-quality palliative care in one of the most densely populated areas of Montreal to people living with an incurable illness.
Type of position
Type(s) of employment
Full time, Part time
Type(s) of schedule
As soon as possible
The nurse delivers nursing care to patients at the end of life with an understanding that family and those closest to the patient are included within the circle of care. With an understanding of the vision, mission, and philosophy of St. Raphael’s, the nurse utilizes excellent communication skills to address the patient’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.
Description of the Role
Under the authority of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the home’s interdisciplinary team, the selected candidate will assume the following roles and responsibilities.
Nursing Care :
- Observes the policies and procedures and utilizes resources relevant to professional practice and the management of patient care;
- Assesses the patient’s condition and establishes a therapeutic plan of care relevant to the patient’s history and presenting symptoms;
- Uses therapeutic communication to make the patient and family feel comfortable and welcomed, offering support and providing information;
- Accurately and safely administers medications/treatments as prescribed using established protocols;
- Promotes patient/family learning with education interventions and provides appropriate and accurate information that allows and supports informed decision-making.
Teamwork and Communication :
- Accurately documents all nursing care given and ensures professional, concise charting regarding communication with patients;
- Communicates honestly, openly and effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team;
- Demonstrates a positive attitude that contributes to and influences the work environment in a positive way;
- Participates in the mentorship and training of nursing students when asked.
Safety and Security Measures :
- Accurately and promptly reports and documents adverse patient incidents according to the policy established by St. Raphael’s;
- Is familiar with the functioning of all the safety and security measures in place: fire/smoke alarms and use of fire extinguishers, water shutoff valves, door locking systems, security cameras, intercom system and safe disposal of hazardous wastes;
- Is aware of procedures to evacuate and/or call police/fire departments in various emergencies.
Professional Responsibilities :
- Engages in a process of continuous learning and is accountable for his/her own professional development;
- Participates in interdisciplinary rounds, workshops and in-services organized by the leadership team;
- Orients, supports, teaches and mentors new staff to palliative care practice.
Additional information :
Position status :
Full time and part-time positions available
Start date :
- Member in good standing of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec;
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing or education from a recognized school of nursing (Cegep);
- Previous experience in bedside nursing or in palliative care an asset;
- Hospice Palliative Care certification from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) an asset.
Background sought :
- Written and verbal communication skills in French and English;
- Ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team;
- Basic knowledge and respect of the unique cultural/spiritual values, needs, beliefs and wishes of each patient/family;
- Excellent assessment and critical thinking skills; is responsible, takes initiative and possesses sound judgment.
The use of the masculine gender in this text, as is customary, is intended merely to simplify its style and includes both women and men. We subscribe to an equal access program. Everyone is encouraged to apply. The acceptance of a job posting does not in any way constitute acknowledgment of the advertiser’s products and services, and does not reflect any endorsement by the OIIQ of such products and services or of the advertiser.