Supportive Care Nurse

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Evergreen Hospice
  • Case Management
  • Education: Teaching / Training
  • Healthcare: Nursing
Part Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Markham
  • Ontario - York Region - Markham
Experienced (Non-manager)$32,500 - 35,0002019-06-262019-07-31

The Supportive Care Nurse visits in the home, completes assessments,  ensures that appropriate care plans are developed and implemented as per accreditation requirements. He/she is responsible for the coordination of the of caregiver services, provides support and education to volunteers; represents the hospice to health care agencies and the public. The Supportive Care Coordinator provides public and professional education to groups re hospice role and palliative care.

Direct Client Service

  • Interprets the role of hospice to client/family and community
  • Ensures that prompt assessments are accomplished, recorded and communicated
  • Liaises with hospice volunteers and staff, family, physician, hospitals community agencies

as necessary to ensure appropriate coordinated services are in place

  • Provides regular follow-up to client/family/volunteer/staff as per accreditation requirements
  • Advocates for client/family with health care professionals and community agencies
  • Assists with and informs the hospice team of transitions to and from hospital as required
  • Arranges for family/volunteer/staff conferences as requested
  • Provides timely information to volunteers and staff on client/family needs

Program Development and Evaluation

  • Works with Executive Director and Board Client Service Committee to evaluate and further develop programs and services
  • In concert with hospice volunteers and staff, identifies community needs and

plans community information and support activities

  • Works with hospital(s) and other community agencies to optimize resources
  • Fosters a team approach to ensure optimal, holistic care for client/family/volunteers


  • Works with Coordinator of Volunteers to orient new volunteers and provides on-going educational opportunities
  • Provides formal and informal educational services to community agencies, institutions, churches and the general public
  • Contributes to relevant educational materials for clients, caregivers and volunteers.            


  • Registered nurse with current Ontario registration with 3-5 years community experience
  • Relevant hospice/palliative care experience preferred
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and experience with group facilitation
  • Strong interpersonal skills to support team building. Ability to foster effective collaboration among members of the Evergreen team.
  • Ability to support communication and effective working practices among members of the interdisciplinary teams supporting Evergreen’s clients.
  • Ability to model effective responses to conflict and crisis situations. Able to act effectively and hopefully in situations of sadness.
  • Valid drivers license and a vehicle required; computer literate – Micosoft office suite and willing to learn hospice specific client database and online technology
  • Strong self-motivation balanced with the ability and desire to achieve team goals
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt to change
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to the goals and objectives of Evergreen Hospice.
  • Ability to recognize, validate and support diversity in our approach to client and our community

Please apply by June 25, 2019 to