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Registered Nurse - Full-Time

St. Joseph’s Hospice is a faith-based organization that provides quality of life at the end of life, offering compassionate holistic care and support to individuals living with a terminal illness. Support is extended to their family members and caregivers, and to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Hospice programs and services are at no cost to those we support and are available irrespective of age, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, or economic status.

Whether in the community, our Resource Centre, or our 10-suite residence, St. Joseph’s Hospice provides specialized programs and services with a person-centered approach. Individuals and families are intimately involved in creating their own plan of care which best addresses their unique needs. Our competent and committed Hospice staff and volunteers work together as a team with other community partners and service providers to provide full support and quality hospice palliative care.

St. Joseph’s Hospice is currently recruiting a Registered Nurse- full-time hours to work a variety of 12-hour shifts which includes days, nights, and weekends providing palliative and EOL care.


  • Work with the Care Team to develop, implement, assess and revise resident plan of care.
  • Integrate evidence of best practice into the daily provision of care.
  • Work in collaboration with RPN and PSW to provide palliative / EOL care to our residents, while providing support to the family.
  • Work with the ID team including physicians, coworkers, Spiritual Care Coordinator and Community Partners to provide exceptional Palliative/ EOL Care.
  • Work in a safe and healthy manner – following the Occupational Health and Safety Act and St. Joseph’s Hospice policies.
  • Perform responsibilities of role while honouring the Mission Vision and Values of St. Joseph’s Hospice both at the beside and with all other hospice employees and volunteers.
  • Perform ongoing pain and symptom assessment on an ongoing basis.
  • Assess, recognize and respond to changes in the residents’ health status.
  • Provides education and support to the resident and their family.
  • Ongoing professional development through goal development and identification at yearly performance reviews.
  • Provide orientation to new staff members.
  • Mentor students from Lambton College on placement.

Core Competencies

  • Provide care to the resident and their family.
  • Conveys a sense of personal comfort when facilitating discussion of issues related to death and dying.
  • Uses effective communication to facilitate discussions and understanding about issues related to goals of care, dying and death, decision making, diagnosis and prognosis.
  • Pain and symptom assessment /management knowledge and skills.
  • Identifies the multidimensional factors that influences “total pain”.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, manages and evaluates common and expected symptoms.
  • Anticipates, recognizes and responds to the signs and symptoms of imminent death.
  • Able to respond accordingly to both the resident and their family.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of loss, grief and bereavement by assisting the family in understanding the concept of loss and the process of grief and bereavement.
  • Education: provide relevant information to the uniqueness of the person and family.
  • Recognize others for their contribution to positive interdisciplinary team growth.
  • Participate and understand required need for ongoing risk management monitoring and implementation of solutions.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the organizational vision, is aligned with it and is able to convey it effectively.
  • Display effective communication and behaviours that support the mission, vision and values of St joseph’s Hospice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be open and responsive as a change agent.
  • Demonstrate caring attitude that is ingrained in daily interactions and communication with patients, family and interdisciplinary team members.
  • Support the practice environment to maximize the motivation of staff to build an effective, efficient, caring team.


  • Current registrant of the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care
  • CAPCE and or commitment to obtain within one year
  • The ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to service through punctuality and dependable attendance

St. Joseph’s Hospice is an equal opportunity employer, and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities.  If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application, interview or selection process, please contact Human Resources at (519) 337-0537 or kchartrand@sjhospice.ca and we will endeavor to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.

To further explore this opportunity, please submit your résumé with covering letter to the attention of:

Kelly Chartrand

Director of Residential Services

St. Joseph’s Hospice Resource Centre

475 Christina St. N.

Sarnia, Ontario

N7T 5W3


Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.