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We are currently recruiting for the following positions at hospice staff team.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please note that, due to our location in Inglewood, it is necessary to have your own transportation.

For more information click on the position description below.

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

About Bethell Hospice

Bethell Hospice is a non-profit organization, located in the beautiful village of Inglewood, in the Town of Caledon, that provides exceptional and accessible hospice palliative care services to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses. Our person-centered approach to care fosters dignity, respect and comfort for our clients and their loved ones in the Caledon, Brampton, Dufferin County and West Woodbridge regions of Ontario. Bethell Hospice provides both exceptional end of life care in their 10-bed residential hospice, as well as community programs that include in-home palliative, bereavement and grief counselling for children and adults. At Bethell Hospice our services and community programs are provided at no cost.

Our Mission

To provide excellent, person-centered, palliative care through partnerships with our community

Our Vision

Leaders in building a community that enables quality living and dying

Our Values

Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, Excellence, Teamwork, Courage, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Overall Summary of Duties:

As a member of a trans-disciplinary team, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides direct nursing care to clients of Bethell House based on the organization’s values and according to established policies and procedures including: assessing all domains of issues – physical, disease management, psychological, spiritual psychosocial practical, end of life and loss, grief needs, information sharing and decision making, planning, documenting and implementing care plans, evaluating effectiveness of care plans and making recommendations for changes where necessary.

The RPN will be assigned duties and responsibilities in line with the scope of practice determined by the College of Nurses of Ontario for this position.

As a member of an interdisciplinary team, this position will work collaboratively with the clients, their families and all other team members towards the achievement of identified palliative care goals and the optimizing quality of life as defined by the resident/client.

Benefits of Becoming a Bethell Team Member

Our employees enjoy competitive wages and flexible scheduling, in addition to working in a highly collaborative and supportive work environment. Support for staff to increase their knowledge, skill and judgement in relation to palliative care competencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIMARY DUTIES

Client and Family Care

  • participates in all aspects of client care with in a team environment
  • assesses, shares the information, and then plans, implements and evaluates nursing care of assigned clients with team input; identifies actual or potential challenges in addition to strengths of the client and family
  • collects information from a variety of sources using skills of observation, communication and physical assessment to enable the provision of appropriate nursing care
  • communicates and consults with members of the trans-disciplinary care team regarding client and family care, recognizes deviations from predicted client responses and consults appropriately with the trans-disciplinary care team participates in trans-disciplinary team meetings, including family conferences
  • advocates to protect and promote the client and family rights to autonomy, respect, privacy, dignity, and access to information
  • elicits client’s needs, wishes and preferences regarding care, responsible to coordinate the development of a plan of care along with the client and those that care for them,
  • documents timely and accurate reports of relevant observations including client and family teaching and evaluation of nursing care
  • provides support to the RN, PSW and the volunteers, assumes other related duties as assigned

Quality Assurance

  • participates in continuous quality improvement and program evaluation activities
  • identifies self-learning needs and attends educational programs to maintain and enhance clinical competency

Risk Management

  • assists in maintaining a safe environment for clients and families, employees and volunteers by adhering to established safety and emergency practices as well as policies and procedures of the hospice and by following the regulation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Maintains competencies as outlined by the Bethell Hospice leadership team

Education Required

  • currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
  • completed Fundamentals in Palliative Care or Equivalent
  • certified in Hospice Palliative Care Nursing (Canada) (CHPCHN(C)) or willingness to pursue CHPCHN(C) or completion of Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE)
  • current B.C.L.S. certification

Knowledge and Experience

  • minimum of one year related work experience in hospice palliative care
  • knowledgeable about, and committed to, the hospice philosophy of care knowledgeable about, and committed to, equity, diversity and inclusivity

Hours of Work:

  • 12-hour shifts (7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.)
  • Available to work weekends, nights, days and holidays

Working Conditions:

  • Comfortable with a number of different stances: stand, bend, squat, kneel and reach
  • Requirement to safely lift 10 kilograms
  • Able to safely assist clients with standing, walking, sitting and positioning in bed
  • Comfortable with discussions relating to end of life care

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bethell Hospice offers reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes, in accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are contacted by Bethell regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bethell is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply including persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), aboriginal (Indigenous) persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation.

Reference ID: RN-CAS

Job Type: Casual

Benefits:

  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
Bethell has implemented strict COVID-19 protocols, training and PPE to protect the safety our our team members, volunteers, residents, and family members.

Experience:

  • registered practical nurse: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)

Licence:

  • Nursing (Required)

 

Casual Personal Support Workers (PSW)

About Bethell Hospice

Bethell Hospice is a non-profit organization, located in the scenic village of Inglewood, in the Town of Caledon.   Bethell provides exceptional and accessible hospice palliative care services to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses in the Caledon, Brampton, Dufferin County and West Woodbridge regions of Ontario.

Our person-centric approach to care fosters dignity, respect and comfort for our clients and their loved ones.  Bethell has a ten (10) bed residential hospice and provides programs which include in-home palliative support, bereavement and grief counselling, psycho-social spiritual care and community support for both children and adults.  All of our services and programs are provided at no cost to clients.

About the Role

Bethell Hospice is seeking dedicated and accomplished professional Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) for its residential hospice, located in Caledon, Ontario. Successful applicants will report to the Clinical Lead and will work a schedule to backfill vacant 8 or 12 hour shifts (evenings, nights, weekends and holidays), as needed.

Personal Support Workers work in a multidisciplinary environment, alongside other clinical staff.  Successful applicants will provide client care, assistance and support in the daily living activities of our residents.

We require employees who have graduated from an accredited Personal Support Worker Program, has a current C.P.R. certificate, with Palliative Care Certification and/or experience as an asset.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduated from an accredited PSW certificate program
  • Ability to work in a professional and respectful manner independently, as well as with direction within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in palliative care and or hospital experience preferred

 
SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledgeable and committed to the hospice care philosophy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with residents, families and fellow employees
  • Familiar with the use of computers in particular, Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change
  • An ongoing interest to enhance palliative knowledge and skills
  • Ability to lift twenty-three (23) kilograms and assist clients with standing, walking, sitting and positioning in bed
  • Excellent organizational skills, to handle multiple and conflicting priorities

 
A vulnerable sector police check will be required prior to hiring

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Lisa Ward, HR Manager, at lward@bethellhospice.org with the subject “PSW”.

Bethell Hospice offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes, in accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are contacted by Bethell regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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