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					Never stop learning, growing and changing. Accept a challenge with open arms. Seek opportunities to
expand and advance. Continue to be inspired. This is what it means to be part of the team at Queensway
Carleton Hospital. You can feel it the moment you walk through our doors. A team working together. An
environment of respect, guidance and support. A dedication to doing more, never settling and making a difference.
This is why you chose a development career in health care. Now it’s time to see how far you can go.



                                           Clinical Nurse Specialist – Palliative Care




                                                  RESPONSIBILITIES:
            To address and co-ordinate complex care challenges across a variety of settings through the roles of expert
             clinician, leader, educator, consultant and agent of change.
            To guide and develop interdisciplinary teams to achieve excellence in palliative care
            To develop a practice network across health care sectors to optimise patient care
             Demonstrate QCH values: accountability, innovation, respect

                                                        REQUIREMENTS:
            Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree or a health-related field
            Masters in Nursing or health-related field (applicants who do not hold a Masters degree will be considered
             for a modified version of this role to be called Nurse Specialist)
            Current certificate of competence from College of Nurses of Ontario
            Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and the Provincial/ Canadian Clinical Nurse
             Specialist Interest Group.
            Current certification in Hospice Palliative Care Nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association
            Minimum of 5 years recent and relevant clinical nursing experience
            2 years palliative care experience
            Excellent research, teaching and consulting skills, as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal,
             problem-solving, decision-making, facilitative and collaborative skills.
            Strong communication skills (oral and written)
            Effective application of nursing knowledge
            Good judgment
            Proven ability in independent and collaborative decision making
            Critical analysis skills
            Commitment to ongoing education related to position
            Current BCLS and emergency response training

                                                  DESIRABLE:
            Completion of courses related to nursing specialty
            Recent participation on Hospital committees and task teams
            Current certification in Oncology Nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association

                                                    GENERAL:
            The successful applicant will be responsible for his/her own professional development
            The successful applicant shall observe strict confidentiality of all patient and hospital-related
             information

Don’t wait to apply for this exceptional opportunity at Queensway Carleton Hospital.

At Queensway Carleton Hospital, we are doubling the size of our facility in order to meet the needs of the
continually growing Ottawa community. As we continue to move forward and expand, there’s a feeling of
excitement and momentum at Queensway Carleton Hospital – one that encourages lifelong learning and
achievement and creates the ideal growth environment for a highly valued development program.

If you have what we are looking for, please forward your résumé by December 9, 2010 to:
Queensway Carleton Hospital
3045 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8P4
Tel: 613-721-2000
Fax: (613) 721-7883
E-mail: careers@qch.on.ca

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

For more information, please visit our Web site: WWW.QCH.ON.CA

				
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