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Organization Overview VON is Canada's largest, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. We are a national health organization and registered charity offering a wide range of community health care solutions that meet the needs of Canadians from coast to coast. VON is committed to continuous quality improvement and is accredited by the Accreditation Canada.
Req/Job ID 3757 - OX - CAS
Position Title Registered Practical Nurse (Sakura House)
Program/Department Sakura House Residential Hospice
Salary Per union contract
Job Summary Sakura House, located in Woodstock Ontario, is Oxford County's only residential hospice and is run by VON Oxford. It is an alternative care setting where skilled 24-hour end-of-life care is provided by a team of professionals with the assistance of professionally trained volunteers at no cost to patients or their families. The specialized palliative care provided at Sakura House focuses on living fully in comfort and dignity until the end of life. The successful candidate will provide excellent direct nursing care services to clients within the VON framework.
Responsibilities • Maintain accurate client clinical records
• Communicate with Case Managers as appropriate
• Participate as a full member of the health care team
• Provide leadership in own professional development
• Participate in CNO Reflective Practice
• Posses knowledge of VON policies and procedures
• Provide clinical leadership within district
• Willing and able to work flexible hours
  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care course completion
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification will be requested
  • 2 to 5 years clinical experience in hospice palliative care
  • Recent experience working in community based health care system is an asset
  • Excellent assessment, problem solving and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Current criminal background check will be requested


** Please note that CAPCE completion is a strong asset

Date Posted 11/19/2012
City Woodstock
Province Ontario [ON]
Compensation & Benefits Overview
VON Canada offers the following benefits:
·         Career advancement opportunities
·         Training and skills development
·         Flexible hours
·         Competitive compensation
·         Pension plan
·         Employee assistance program
·         Employee recognition programs
·         Work Perks employee discounts
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