Registered Nurse (RN) - Long-term Care / Palliative Care
Come work as a Registered Nurse in Long-term Care with Health Staffing!
Work Sites: Multiple
Status: Casual Part Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $44 - $55 per hour
Hours: 0700-1500/0700-1900/2300-0700Apply Now
- Reporting to the Manager of Clinical Practice.
- Consults, collaborates, assesses, plan, implement and evaluate resident care in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team.
- Work to achieve quality symptom management, goals of care conversations and end of life care independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team.
- Consults and collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary health care team about patient care.
- Collects patient information from a variety of sources using skills of observation, communication and physical assessment to enable the provision of appropriate nursing care; writes timely and accurate reports of relevant observations including patient and family teaching and evaluation of nursing care.
- Assess, consult, plan, implement, and evaluate care needs of clients who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness in acute, hospice or community settings.
- Utilize a patient-centered, culturally sensitive approach to evaluate actual or potential problems and/or strengths; plans and performs appropriate interventions and evaluates outcomes in an inter-disciplinary setting.
- Assess clients’ physiological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs.
- Acts as an advocate to protect and promote the patient's rights to autonomy, cultural competence, respect, privacy, dignity and access to information.
- Provide support to clients/families and caregivers who are facing physical, emotional and practical difficulties arising from advanced progressive life-threatening illness.
- Promote the palliative philosophy that improves the quality of life of clients and their families and relieves suffering.
- Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.
- Provide guidance and work direction to Care Aides and LPNs.
- Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Two (2) years’ recent Palliative Care experience and completion of related coursework is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to interact therapeutically with residents and their significant others.
- Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group - palliative patient populations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, pathophysiology and trajectory of disorder/disease related to common diagnosis/ and specific clinical situations related to area of practice (e.g. cancer, end stage cardiac, COPD, neurological disease such as ALS or MS, chronic renal disease, end stage liver disease, metabolic disorders, or HIV/AIDS, dementia, frailty).
- Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments and interventions related to common diagnosis and specific clinical situations relevant to palliative patient/client group i.e. lab value monitoring, symptom management, appropriate referrals, safe medication practices, bowel care, care of body after death.
- Demonstrated knowledge of approaches and systems in place (e.g. iPace, EPAIRS, etc.)
- Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment and maintains competency in working with Central venous access devices; Oxygen delivery equipment; Ostomy/wounds; chest tubes; other care related tubes, catheters, drains, suctions for patient population.
- Demonstrated ability to document client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit standards in a timely and accurate manner.
- Demonstrated skill in palliative symptom management (e.g. pain, dyspnea, nausea and vomiting, depression, constipation)
- Demonstrated skill in conducting goals of care conversations and in understanding the care goals and what is most important to the patient.
- Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to palliative patient/client group.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Health Staffing must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.