Job Posting 70683

Palliative Nurse Consultant
Hospice of Waterloo Region
Southern Ontario, Waterloo
closes in 5 days (Thu, 13 May)
full time - term / contract



(1 yr mat leave contract)

HPC Consultation Services provides case based consultation, education and mentoring for health care providers (HCP); assists HCPs in the application of the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care, assessment tools and best practice guidelines; helps build capacity within front line HCPs in the delivery of palliative care; offers consultation to HCPs in person (as allowed by Public Health status), by telephone, through e-mail and/or video conferencing regarding care, e.g., assessment and management of pain and other symptoms; and links providers with specialized hospice palliative care resources.    


The Palliative Nurse Consultant applies expertise in palliative pain and symptom management in providing case consultation, education, mentorship and linkages to evidence informed resources.   The Nurse Consultant will collaborate, develop and maintain effective working relationships within the long term care (LTC) homes, hospices, Home & Community Care Support Services (H&CC), Ontario Health Teams, contracted agencies, acute care facilities, primary care providers and community support agencies.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Canadian Nurses’ Association Certification in Hospice Palliative Care (CHPCN(C))
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years experience practicing in palliative care


  • Advanced assessment and clinical reasoning skills
  • Excellent communication skills including providing detailed explanations and interpretation with courtesy, tact, and diplomacy
  • Detailed understanding of the health care system including H&CC Support Services, Ontario Health Teams, acute care hospitals, LTC, primary care and community support services
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement complex cross-functional projects
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and environments
  • Ability to manage time constraints, conflicting demands and quality pressures
  • Committed to continuous professional development
  • Self-motivated, organized and compassionate


Clinical Consultation and Education

  • Act in a clinical consultant role concerning palliative care and symptom management to health care providers at all levels across the continuum of care
  • Serve as a mentor to inspire, develop, motivate and coach front line staff and leaders to deliver a palliative approach to care
  • Contribute to building program capacity including strategies for developing and maintaining key relationships, developing regional resources and enabling access to program resources
  • Participate in and/ or facilitate community nursing provider palliative rounds
  • Contribute content for use by the program
  • Promote and use best practice clinical guidelines in teaching and training
  • Develop and collect program and organizational metrics to support reporting to internal and external partners

External Relationship Management

  • Develop and cultivate rapport to build and foster trust and credibility with partners and the wider community
  • Support the Program Director with the planning and execution of strategic initiatives
  • Participate at local, regional and provincial levels on relevant committees or projects at the discretion of the Program Director

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