Registered Nurse - Palliative Care

Work Area: 
Palliative Care Unit 10D
Base Site: 
St Paul's Hospital
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Nov 2, 2022 or return of incumbent
Job Category: 
Registered Nurse
Acute Care Hospital
0730-1930, 1930-0730

The Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital is a 12-bed unit that focuses on the acute care needs of individuals living with life-limiting illnesses. The unit is where complex pain and other symptoms can be investigated, diagnosed, and treated. The palliative care philosophy is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families and integrates psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care.

Reporting to the Operations Leader, the Staff Nurse, assesses, identifies, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care required to assist patients/residents in meeting their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs using an established framework for nursing practice. Develops, implements, evaluates and revises the plan of care. Incorporates individual and/or group teaching into the care plan and nursing interventions and/or makes referrals to other identified resources. Supports other nurses and health care professionals by collegially sharing information and demonstrating procedures. The Staff Nurse works within an interdisciplinary clinical framework in accordance with the CRNBC/CRPNBC Standards of Practice and consistent with the mission, vision and values and established protocols of Providence Health Care. 

Education and Experience:
Registered Nurse with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia or, in Residential Care and Mental Health a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia. 

Skills And Abilities: 
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures appropriate for the area of service. 
Ability to work as a member in an interdisciplinary team. 
Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills. 
Ability to deal with others effectively. 
Ability to role model conflict resolution strategies. 
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. 
Ability to prioritize and organize work. 
Ability to operate related equipment. 
Ability to teach and identify patient/resident learning needs. 
Ability to lead patient/family group sessions. 
Ability to provide clinical direction.