Now Hiring a Full Time Registered Palliative Care Nurse
The practice of nursing is the promotion of health and the assessment of, the provision of, care for, and the treatment of, health conditions by supportive, preventive, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitative means in order to attain or maintain optimal function. The nurse shall follow the 13 controlled acts as stated by the College of Nurses of Ontario. (Nursing Act, 1991)
The Registered Nurse (RN) shall, through the nursing process, determine and provide the professional care needed by the residents. She/he will assume a lead role in the interdisciplinary team providing supervision for the RPN, PSW, and the Hospice Volunteers. In addition the RN will liaise with the physician and other Health Care Workers to develop and maintain a client centered, goal oriented plan of care. The RN reports to the Executive Director and the Most Responsible Physician (MRP).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assesses for pain and symptom management on an ongoing basis, and administration of medications. Collaborates with the rest of the Care Team, in provision of resident care, and takes a lead role in team rounds and report.
- Recognizes, assesses and responds to resident health status changes in accordance with Hospice philosophy, and reports appropriately to the physician.
- Leads and participates actively in resident Care Planning. Seeks interdisciplinary consultation as appropriate, and as it relates to the resident. Consults with the resident, family members, and/or the substitute decision maker regarding needs, wishes, and preferences for care. Consults with LHIN Health & Community Care (H&CC) for additional services as required for resident’s care.
- Implements medical interventions such as: pharmacy services, medical supplies, and equipment as ordered by the physician. Provides leadership to RPNS, PSWs and volunteers, administer medication and treatments as required/ordered. Documents accurately and in a timely manner according to College of Nurses Standards. Assists with ordering supplies according to resident needs and in collaboration with the LHIN H&CC. Monitors and assumes responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy environment, and reporting any unsafe areas or situations to the Executive Director.