Instructor – Palliative Nurse Consultant Job in Calgary, AB at Alberta Health Services

Your Opportunity:
This position primarily provides consultation and support to patients, families and attending teams regarding the management of adult patients with complex palliative symptoms and/or issues related to their life limiting illness. The role also includes opportunities to provide education ‘just in time’, as part of a formal palliative education network within the PEOLC portfolio, and participate in education development activities through a variety of initiatives including committee work, quality improvement, systems leadership and others. Key Role Features: Strengthen and improve the quality of palliative and end of life care through clinical consultation, education, program development, quality improvement, evaluation and research. Provide expert palliative/end of life care nursing consultation for and with attending teams, and patients (and their families) receiving care in the acute care environment. Develop and maintain staff expertise in palliative/end of life care within attending teams, to strengthen palliative care competencies and knowledge and skill capacity. Facilitate advanced practice through education and consultation to the patient, families, and groups across the continuum of care. Collaborate with Palliative Care Consult Service Clinical Nurse Specialists, Palliative Care Physicians and the inter-professional attending team to address complex care challenges, identify system deficits and assist in facilitating implementation of solutions including associated QI/ Evaluation activities focused on building a ‘seamless’ continuum of care, improving access, and enhancing palliative and end of life care of patients across all sites and sectors.

As an Instructor, you will be an expert practitioner and key educator in support of both nursing staff and the multi-disciplinary clinical team. You will take a leadership role in the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of education for nursing staff including orientation, compulsory and continuing education, and clinical development. You will collaborate with management and internal partners to promote standards of clinical, educational and evidence informed practice. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

Classification: Instructor

Union: United Nurses of Alberta


Primary Location: Foothills Medical Centre

Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)

FTE: 1.00

Posting End Date: 08-MAR-2021

Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits

Date Available: 06-APR-2021

Temporary End Date: 31-JAN-2022

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Length of Shift in weeks: 4

Shifts per cycle: 19

Shift Pattern: Days

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday

Minimum Salary: $40.34

Maximum Salary: $54.11

Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated skills as an educator, innovator and change agent Demonstrated ability to engage and build collaborative relationships with staff, physicians, patients and families, leaders, learners, internal and external partners and ability to facilitate group processes Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills 3-5 years of clinical experience relevant to palliative care Adult education/teaching experience required with effective education development and evaluation competencies Demonstrated expertise in nursing practice Demonstrated ability to partner with colleagues, leaders and stakeholders to implement change Skilled in retrieval of evidence from a variety of credible sources with the proven ability to critique and translate to best practice. Must be familiar with Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Norms and Standards of Practice and Accreditation Canada Standards for Hospice, Palliative and End of Life Services. Computer literacy skills essential e.g. MS Office Suite Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities, multiple interruptions, and difficult conversations required – which may include emotionally stressed situations involving patients, family members and attending teams

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree (MN with palliative specialization). CNA – Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nursing certification (CHPCN ©). Experience working in a consultative role. Quality improvement methodology an asset e.g. AB Improvement Way, green belt certificate. Program development skills preferred with project management knowledge and experience an asset.

About the Company

Company: Alberta Health Services

Company Location:  Calgary, AB

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