Kensington Hospice is a division of Kensington Health, a large urban Health Centre operating in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood. The Hospice is a 10-bed residential program, soon to expand to 19 beds in total.
The Hospice has a strong partnership with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMCC,) providing education, research and Physicians services, as well as clinical leadership from the Department of Supportive Care at PMCC.
Kensington Hospice is seeking a Director of Clinical Services whose responsible for the practice, growth, and performance of hospice staff through the direct supervision of clinical supervisors, coordinators and other staff assigned. Responsible for all over site of Hospice operations, as well as program development and participation in other assigned projects of the organization. The Director participates in the direction and management of the hospice and is a liaison between administrative, direct care and support personnel.
Assumes the responsibility for the Hospice program, including development, program management and evaluation, continuous quality improvement activities and adherence to regulatory, and best practice as developed by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).
Directs the overall coordination of hospice and related services throughout the continuum of care delivery.
Provides hospice care through the evaluation and assessment of the health history, health promotion, diagnosing medical conditions and management of health problems by directing and developing the plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, coordinating and collaborating with patients, families and other healthcare practitioners.
Under the supervision of a physician, the nurse practitioner visits residents, completes physical assessments, performs face to face assessments and evaluates hospice eligibility in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team.
Location: Downtown Toronto.
Please submit resumes by 11:59 PM on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Kensington Health Centre thanks all applicants for their interest in advance however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Kensington Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. Candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests, skills demonstrations, etc. Kensington Health Centre is committed to providing reasonable accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
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