Registered Nurse, Complex Medical & Palliative Care 090-24

Toronto, ON, Canada
Complex Medical & Palliative Care (9 North)

Job Type: TEMPORARY PART TIME (approximately 6 months)

Are you seeking a Registered Nurse role that allows you to provide holistic and compassionate care to individuals facing intricate health challenges?

If so, a career in Complex Medical and Palliative Care may be the perfect fit for you. This opportunity not only enhances your expertise in managing complex medical conditions but also instills a profound understanding of the principles of palliative care. In this deeply meaningful role, you'll address not only the physical aspects of illness but also the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of your patients. 

Is this you?
You have a strong understanding of various medical conditions, treatment modalities, and are skilled in managing complex care plans. Your empathy and resilience will shine as you navigate complex health scenarios.

You value education and professional development. This unit features a competency-based palliative care orientation along with continuous professional development opportunities through Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. Additional on-site learning and training may include IV insertion training, IV Therapy, CADD pump, palliative sedation therapy, CVAD, complex and palliative wound care, code blue, end of life pain and symptom management.

You are altruistic. Enhancing quality of life is important in this role. From symptom management, to pain control, and overall comfort, the care you provide contributes to a better patient experience.

About This Team:
We are a 32-bed unit that provides palliative and specialized complex supportive care. Our team provides ongoing, comprehensive in-hospital care to patients with chronic, complex medical and nursing needs. With 8 dedicated beds for palliative care patients, our palliative program provides nurses with symptom management and communication skills development. We help patients adapt to changes resulting from their illness or diagnosis. We focus on quality of life and help patients transition to the most appropriate setting.

In this role you will:

  • Provide holistic, patient-centered care in collaboration with the patient, significant others and interprofessional team
  • Establish patient care plans based on bio-psychosocial and spiritual needs assessment and integrating other health professionals’ recommendations
  • Enhance your comprehensive health and physical assessment skills with multiple complex co-morbidities
  • Assess and manage care of patients with evolving acuity 
  • Utilize your full scope of practice 
  • Build meaningful therapeutic relationships with patients and families to optimize their health care journey
  • Have opportunities to support patients who seek Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
  • Utilize specialize skills and knowledge including tracheostomy, enteral feeding tube, ostomies, nephrostomy tubes, pain management and complex wound care
  • Perform other duties consistent with the job classification, as required

Job Requirements:
  • Current certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). Applicants in their final year or near completion will be considered
  • Recent completion of a physical assessment course
Skills and Knowledge
  • Superior assessment and clinical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including sound knowledge of oral and written English
  • Proven ability to make decisions and manage workload in a fast-paced work environment
  • Computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability in providing patient-focused care
  • Must have physical strength, flexibility and endurance required to perform the role, as determined by the needs of the position and based on assessment conducted by Occupational Health Services

If this sounds like you and you feel ready to build your career within complex medical and palliative care, apply now and let us know why you’d be a great addition to our team. ##HBHCareers

Sinai Health is a leading academic health science centre with a provincial, national and international reputation for discovering and delivering life-changing care. Since 2015, we have provided excellent and compassionate care in hospital, community and home. Comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and our system partner Circle of Care, we translate scientific breakthroughs, push boundaries for health solutions, and educates future clinical and scientific leaders.

Sinai Health is fully committed to a culture of belonging and an inclusive environment that attracts and retains a diverse workforce, at all levels of the organization, that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, and those from diverse backgrounds and experiences. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know through the Accommodation Phone Line at 416-586-4800, ext. 7050, or email


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