Job Title: Registered Nurse (Palliative Care Program)Work Site: Lions Gate Hospital – North ShoreStatus: Temporary Part Time (0.68 FTE) until approximately August 2019 or Return of IncumbentStart Date: As Soon As PossibleSalary: $33.56 – $44.06 per hourHours: 0730-1930/1930-0730Reference#: 107729-mhsJOB SUMMARY:Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) as well as within a Hospice Palliative care model and the vision and values of the organization. Provides assessment and nursing intervention by working independently and as a member of a interdisciplinary team to achieve quality end of life care for the patients/clients. Plans, delivers and evaluates the care needs of terminally ill patients/clients in a acute/hospice or place of discharge setting by means of assessing their needs and initiating referrals to other palliative care interdisciplinary team members or agencies where required. Assess patients/clients physiological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs. Provides support to patients/clients/families and care givers who are facing complex physical, emotional and practical difficulties arising from advanced progressive life-limiting illness. Promotes the hospice philosophy to live life and make every moment count. Demonstrates continuous improvement and best practice approach in Hospice Palliative Care. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Education & ExperienceCompletion of a recognized advanced program in Palliative Care nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience.Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).Knowledge & AbilitiesBroad knowledge of clinical best practice in both Acute Palliative and Hospice settings.Broad knowledge of the Palliative Benefits Program.Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/client/family centred model of care.The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.