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Home Hospice North Lanark seeks program coordinator

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

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

The Role

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

Responsibilities include overseeing our Visiting Volunteer and Bereavement Programs and services, providing support for individuals and families living with a terminal or life-limiting illness within North Lanark. Providing assistance in navigating the system is an essential component of the role.

The Person

The individual has the skill, education and experience to collaborate with the multidisciplinary health care community to ensure that palliative support, founded on evidence-based best practices, is provided to individuals at home and across 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 a solid knowledge of community resources are preferred. Familiarity with grief support and group facilitation are important assets.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) with education and four (4) years experience in end of life care, OR
  • An undergraduate degree in health or social science, adult education or related discipline preferred, with a medical background.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Experience in program management.

Requirements

  • 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 the needs of the program.
  • Must have independent transportation.
  • Must complete the 35-hour Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) training.

Are you the right person for this position?

“Hearing a family member say ‘We couldn’t have done this without you’ … makes all of the hard work worth it. This profession isn’t easy by any means, but being able to guide and support people through what is often the most difficult time of their life is beyond fulfilling. It makes what I do more than just a job.”

Myla Weakland, RN, BSN, CHPN, Hospice Nurse

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

Chair, Home Hospice North Lanark

P.O. Box 787

Almonte, Ontario   K0A 1A0

or by email to:  chair@hhnl.ca

Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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