Home Hospice North Lanark seeks a Program Coordinator

Are you an RN, APN, or Social Worker with a medical background? Would you like the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of those going through the final stages of life, the loved ones who care for them, and those who are going through grief and bereavement? Part-time work in a rural/small town community with a dedicated team appeals to you?

Home Hospice North Lanark (HHNL) is seeking a Program Coordinator. The position is permanent part-time, offering 50 hours every two weeks.

The role

The program coordinator acts as a role model for all those associated with the HHNL program. Reporting to the Program Management Committee and under the strategic direction of the Board of Directors, the Coordinator is responsible for the ongoing development of the program in accordance with recognized professional and service standards.

Responsibilities include overseeing our volunteer and bereavement programs and services, providing support to individuals and families living with a terminal or life-limiting illness in North Lanark. System navigation assistance is an essential component of the role.

The person

The individual has the skills, training and experience to collaborate with the multidisciplinary health care community to ensure that palliative support, based on evidence-based best practices, is provided to people with home and in all health care settings.

Commitment to the importance of palliative care and teamwork is essential. Confidentiality, integrity and respect are inherent key values. Community nursing/social work experience and strong knowledge of community resources preferred. Knowledge of bereavement support and group facilitation are strong assets.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse (Bachelor’s degree preferred) with training and four (4) years of experience in end-of-life care, OR
  • Undergraduate degree in health or social sciences, adult education or related discipline, preferably with a medical background.
  • Proven leadership, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Program management experience.

Terms

  • Willingness to participate in continuing education such as Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP).
  • Availability during summer months and holidays and flexibility to meet program needs.
  • Must have independent transportation.
  • Must complete Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) 35 hour training.

Are you the right person for this position?

“Hearing a family member say ‘We couldn’t have done this without you’…makes all the hard work worth it. This job is by no means easy, but being able to guide and support people through what is often the most difficult time in their lives is more than fulfilling. It makes what I do more than just a job.

Myla Weakland, RN, BSN, CHPN, palliative care nurse

Please send a letter of intent no later than February 4, 2022, along with an up-to-date resume to:

President, Home Hospice North Lanark

Box 787

Almonte, ON K0A 1A0

or by email at: [email protected]

Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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