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Registered Nurse
Palliative Care



Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, is a 326-bed community hospital that cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. State-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2010, contribute to Bluewater Health’s Mission: We create exemplary healthcare experiences for patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit www.bluewaterhealth.ca.

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Nursing is a self-regulated profession governed through the College. A nurse is responsible for practicing in accordance with the standards of the profession, and for keeping current and competent throughout his/her nursing career (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2009).


-Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required
-Palliative Care Fundamentals certification required
-CAPCE certification required
-LEAP certification required
-Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Certification in Hospice Palliative Care required
-BScN preferred

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution and prioritization skills to nursing duties required
-Basic proficiency in the use of computers required
-Current knowledge and experience with Palliative/End of Life Care required
-Experience with program development and evaluation required
-Five (5) years recent experience in Palliative Care nursing required
-Proven leadership skills as evident through involvement and participation in nursing committees and initiatives required
-Experience with Nursing Education/Instruction preferred
-Experience with electronic nursing documentation preferred

Principle Duties:

-Provide support and consultation to staff and physicians, in the management of patients with palliative and/ or end-of-life diagnosis
-Identify care planning and interdisciplinary team involvement in the care and management of patients with palliative and/ or end of life diagnosis
-Collaborate with community agencies and partners in patient transitions of care to community palliative services and hospice
-Collaborate with physicians, nurses, allied health and volunteers to ensure all patients throughout BWH have equal opportunity to access palliative care / services
-Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
-Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
-Acts as a coach, mentor, resource and positive role model for new staff and students
-Other related duties as assigned

Selection will be made on the basis of skill, ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 10.07 of the ONA Collective Agreement

We thank you in advance for your interest in Bluewater Health, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Bluewater Health policy, offers of employment to prospective employees are conditional upon the successful completion and disclosure of a Police Records/Vulnerable Sector Check.

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