The Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist (ILTCP- Integrated Long Term Care Palliative Program) will provide expert nursing care education for a specialized client population (adults > 65 years of age in acute care) in East Toronto Long Term Care Faciliti es (LTC). The Palliative CNS will be responsible for comprehensive palliative nursing care consultation and capacity building as established by the standards of nursing practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the standards of Palliative nursin g care of this hospital. The Palliative CNS will assess, plan, implement and evaluate the needs of the geriatric palliative patient in collaboration with the staff of Long Term Care. He/she will have a passion for excellent seniors' palliative end of li fe care and will play a lead role in the development of system change.
In addition, the role promotes excellence in nursing practice and serves as a role model and advocate for nurses by providing leadership and by acting as clinician, researcher, consultant and educator.
This Nursing Leader will have demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in leading projects relevant to advancing Palliative seniors' health in the long term care sector with a focus on establishing relationships with LTCH stakeholders.
- Registered Nurse with current Certificate of Registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario, BScN and Masters completed or in progress.
- Current BCLS mandatory.
- Project management courses.
- Trained OTN user education.
- Minimum 5 years relevant palliative clinical specialty-related experience in community and LTC homes.
- Experience working in an advanced clinical practice role preferred.
- Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of specialty area of practice (Palliative/Ge riatric).
- Advanced knowledge and skill with regard to patient safety, change leadership, project management and evaluation.
- Experience working with palliative older patients in the community.
- Excellent interpersonal, decision making and organiza tional skills required.
- Expert palliative symptom assessment skills required.
- Must be flexible and able to adapt to changing environments and travel between LTC homes and hospital.
- Computer literacy required/ use of excel spreadsheets for data c ollection.
- Able to work independently as well as work in a team environment.
- Committed to continuing education.
- Maintains competence relative to current practice; teaching and leadership potential an asset.
- Good work and attendance record req uired.
- Experience in palliative care patients including end stage dementia and end stage life issues.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
- All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.