Registered Nurse - Tower 6 Palliative Care Unit

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Job Number: J1019-0951
Job Title: Registered Nurse - Tower 6 Palliative Care Unit
Department: Tower 6 - PCU
Job Category: Nursing
Hospital Location: General/Birchmount
Job Type: Part Time
Number Of Positions: 1
Union: ONA Local 111
Hours: Days, Nights

Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at

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Reporting to the Manager, you will be responsible for providing excellent care to a diverse patient population on the Palliative Care unit. You will be part of a busy 24 bed acute medicine/oncology unit with 18 beds allocated for patients who have chosen a palliative approach to care. Your team focuses on providing specialist pain and symptom management, empathetic, dignified patient/family centered palliative and end-of-life care and high quality acute nursing care. On this unit, there is a staff mix of both RNs and RPNs.


• Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Current BCLS
• Recent Palliative Care experience (within the last 3 years)
• Demonstrated expertise in pain and symptom management
• Excellent physical assessment skills, critical thinking and professional judgment
• Experience with management of central venous catheters and venous access devices
• Demonstrated critical thinking and nursing assessment skills for medically complex patient/family populations
• Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment that focuses on family centered care
• Ability to effectively apply Principles of Adult Learning for patients and families to actively facilitate treatment and education
• Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues and volunteers and other members of the community and public
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to SHN′s comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety and participation in regular in-service in this area
• Demonstrates values consistent with SHN's Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.
• Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards
• Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
• Excellent work performance and attendance record


• BScN
• Evidence of successful completion of palliative care coursework: Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care, CAPCE, DeSouza Palliative Care courses, etc.
• Member of RNAO
• Ability to speak another language

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.