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Assistant to the Director of Nursing

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The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Center provides palliative care to terminally ill people of all ages in order to promote a dignified and serene end of life, completely free of charge. Each of the 12 individual rooms enjoys a view of the gardens and can accommodate more than 200 beneficiaries per year. Since its opening, more than 2,100 patients have experienced the end of their life there. The care provided seeks to relieve their suffering, without hastening or delaying death, in order to help them maintain the best possible quality of life. Health professionals, support staff and a team of volunteers have the mission of offering them, as well as their loved ones, the support they need.

Summary of the function 

The assistant director of care ensures that nursing care for people at the end of life reaches high quality standards, by creating an environment conducive to teaching, research and the development of clinical excellence.   In this context, he ensures that the team is constantly on the lookout for new client needs, new ways of providing care and new technologies available, taking evidence into account, and puts forward continuing education programs to meet the challenges of knowledge transfer.   In this capacity, he ensures that the patient, family and loved ones have access to a level of nursing care that meets their clinical needs, by monitoring and controlling the quality indicators of care and standards of practice carried out by the director of care.


Clinical role

  • Ensure a strong presence on the floor during all shifts, to ensure that the team provides palliative care in a consistent, compassionate and professional manner;

  • Advocate for effective communication between shifts, including participating in information transfer meetings between shifts, to ensure continuous updating of patient status and levels of care required;

  • Provide direct nursing care to patients and support families when needed or understaffed;

  • Act as a clinical expert and reference for the nursing and medical team;

  • Monitor best practices and share information with the team;

  • Keep up to date on innovative and best practices in palliative care and encourage their application;

  • Assist in planning and active participation in the clinical committee;

Administrative role

  • Participate in the coordination of nursing activities with services directly or indirectly related to patient care;

  • Ensure inventory levels are adequate

  • Encourage patients and their loved ones to identify risks and other interventions aimed at preventing accidents, illnesses or others;

  • Collaborate in the investigation during an incident or accident in collaboration with the DSI;

  • Update patient care statistics;

  • Responsible for the admissions coordination process and liaising with the multidisciplinary team as needed, in addition to transferring information to the care team; 

  • Act as a liaison with the community pharmacy in the event of specific needs

  • Contribute to determining the support needs of patients and their families and implement solutions (eg bereavement support, emotional support) in collaboration with the psychosocial coordinator;

  • Quickly manage dissatisfaction and/or complaints from patients or their family members and collaborate in the search for solutions within the limits of the responsibilities delegated to him by his immediate superior;

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of care programs applicable to the Palliative Care Home;

  • Assume responsibility for the operation and chairmanship of the clinical-administrative committee;

  • Coordinate the patient admission process;

  • Ensure that patient records are kept in accordance with applicable laws and policies;

  • Identify training needs and actions to meet them;

  • Assist with the recruitment of staff as needed;

  • Participate in establishing volunteer needs, training volunteers in clinical care and ensuring their effective integration into the team, in close collaboration with the Director of Volunteer Resources and Operations;

  • To be a model of the values of the House


  • Be a mobilizing player in your team and ensure its motivation;

  • Rally, stimulate and motivate staff to achieve objectives and respect the standards, policies, practices and values of the House;

  • Embody the commitment to service centered on the patient, their families, citizens and the public interest;

  • Adopt a collective approach and a team spirit with all professionals in order to provide the tools that support the achievement of quality standards of care;

  • Demonstrate assertiveness, listening, respect, trust and openness towards others;

  • Have an ease in ensuring clear, fluid, transparent and honest communications;

  • Have a good capacity for analysis and synthesis;

  • Encourage collaboration and promote positive change management; 

  • Have a capacity for introspection, confidence, self-control and manage stress well while maintaining a positive attitude;

  • Demonstrate a good sense of work planning and organization;

  • Demonstrate integrity, rigor and professionalism;

  • Ability to multi-task in a pressured environment;

  • Possess a great capacity for autonomy, initiative and flexibility;

  • Demonstrate strategic leadership;

  • Have a great concern and respect for confidentiality.


  • Have a college diploma in nursing, or; 

  • Possess a bachelor's degree in nursing or be in the process of obtaining it (an asset); 

  • Be a member of the OIIQ;

  • Phave nursing experience, minimum of 2 years in palliative care;

  • Master French, both orally and in writing;

  • Good knowledge of English

  • Good knowledge of the MS Office suite;

  • Have experience in managing staff within a nursing care organization and experience in managing volunteers (an asset).


  • Opportunity to work with a team that is respectful and focused on the mission / quality of patient care and services;

  • Opportunity to influence, build and grow;

  • Vacation: equivalent to 8% of accumulated working weeks after one year of service;

  • 3 days of sick leave and 2 personal days;

  • Health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance and long-term disability insurance which applies to all permanent employees holding a position after 1 month of service (for full-time employees full). Insurance is 50% paid by the employer;

  • Desjardins Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP);

  • Free parking;

  • Possibility to get hot meals at a modest cost in the dining room and coffee/tea/herbal tea offered free of charge at all times.


Please send your accompanied CV to the attention of Chantal Legault, Assistant General Manager at the following address:

Please click here to discover the detailed job description 

* Please do not call. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

*The masculine is used for the simple purpose of lightening the text. 

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