Job Posting 96963

Team Lead
Hospice Wellington
Southern Ontario
795 Scottsdale Drive Guelph ON N1G 3R8
closes in 13 days (Fri, 13 Oct)
full time  •  80,000 - 85,000


RN or RPN Full Time Team Lead Position


Starting Date: ASAP

Posting: #2023-14


Hospice Wellington Residence is seeking a skilled and dedicated Team Lead (RN or RPN designation) with a passion for care of the dying and superior team support skills.  Providing leadership and coordination, the Team Lead is one of two full time team leads that works with the staff, residents and families to ensure a place of comfort and expert care delivery. The Team Lead will work closely with the Director of Care to ensure quality and professional standards are met while engaging and supporting staff to be their best and have high satisfaction and passion in their careers.

Reporting to the Director of Care, the Team Lead provides support and leadership to the care team in the hospice including professional staff and volunteers. Responsibility for health and safety for all staff, residents and families during the shift is a commitment in this role. A dedication to ensuring communications for continuous, open, and responsive to residents and family which is always delivered in a compassionate and caring manner.

Hospice Wellington has a demonstrated passion for compassion for those facing a life-threatening disease, end of life, grief, and bereavement. The client and family are at the centre of all we do as we believe in a strengths-based approach. We also have a strong commitment to education and lifelong learning and to the best health and wellness of our team. The Team Lead is a vital and creative participant of our energetic organization who helps us meet the rapidly changing needs of our community across Wellington County.


  • Demonstrate a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in supporting residents/families in hospice palliative care. Be able to teach and develop comprehensive care plans for residents.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of standards of nursing practice through creation of a positive environment that nurtures education and team building.
  • Develop an education plan for the year with goals and outcomes. Deliver education as planned
  • Assist the DOC in the operation plan and developing and measuring risks for Hospice Wellington. Participating in the quality improvement strategies.
  • Share the on-call coverage with the second Team Lead and covering for DOC when on vacation
  • Participate in policy and procedure development
  • Play a key role in professional education relating to knowledge, skills and attitudes in palliative care and supportive care.
  • Participation in committee work as needed
  • Liaison with community partners, assessments of referrals for admissions, family meetings and care reviews
  • Attendance at meetings DOC not able to attend
  • Health and Safety Committee including Infection Control
  • Audit and review of documentation and clinical practices
  • Contribute and assist the DOC in maintaining and advancing the best possible care to palliative clients and families. Working with and developing new partnerships in the community. Other duties as discovered.


  • Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current membership with RNAO or WeRPN
  • Expert knowledge of current standards and best practice in hospice palliative care
  • Must have Fundamentals of Palliative Care and CAPCE
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated education and teaching skills guided by the principals of adult learning
  • Experience of at least 7- 10 years in hospice palliative care particularly in a community or hospice setting



  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices of hospice/palliative care and delivery
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer hardware and software, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Desire and ability to update knowledge and skills through various means including technology-based opportunities, courses, workshops and conferences
  • Flexible, open and non-judgmental
  • A team player with a high degree of personal and professional autonomy
  • A passionate commitment to excellence and ability to utilize and support team based continuous quality improvement techniques

COVID-19: Proof of full vaccination is required as well as the ability to continue to maintain compliance with vaccination policy.    

Vulnerable Sector Check: Requires current VSS

What We Offer:

  • A positive, supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Working within a collaborative environment of staff and volunteers who are dedicated to the mission and vision of Hospice Wellington
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Excellent Extended Health & Dental Benefits, Life Insurance and LTD
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid time off

As an equal opportunity employer, Hospice Wellington is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Accommodation is available during all aspects of the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please make your request known when contacted.


We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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