In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Under the supervision of the Island Wide Manager, Palliative and End of Life Care (P&EOLC), and as a member of the multidisciplinary P&EOLC team. In collaboration with long-term care, Acute and Community teams the Palliative Care Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, teaching, and evaluating palliative and end of life care services provided to clients and patients and their caregivers/families.
Education, Training And Experience
Graduation from a recognized nursing program. Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant. Recognized post-basic education in palliative care. Three (3) years recent related experience, including two (2) years in a community setting for Palliative Care Coordinator positions based in community and two (2) years in an acute setting for Palliative Care Coordinator positions based in acute care.
Knowledge of health care programs and services relevant to palliative care in both the community and facility setting; program planning, development and evaluation; current trends in palliative care; and principles of adult teaching/learning; and Basic Life Support, Level C certificate, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid drivers license.
Skills And Abilities
Apply nursing process as required and described in BCCNP Standards of Nursing Practice
Demonstrate clinical competence
Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary HCC team, with other staff, and with clients/patients and their caregivers/families
Conflict and problem-solving skills
Utilize sound judgment, good observation and assessment skills, tact and empathy
Fact find, seek out information and/or resources
Intervene in crisis or difficult situations
Organize and prioritize care needs and delivery of care
Prioritize and organize work for self and others
Assess learning needs of designated staff and teach skills required
Maintain a commitment to continuing professional development as required by the employer
Foster and promote good public relations
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Deal with others effectively
Operate related equipment, including computers
Physically and emotionally carry out the duties of the position
Use personal vehicle