Advanced Care Planning Facilitator, Sydney, NS

Req ID: 11033 
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital 
Company: NSHA 
Department: 3000661 PASTORAL CARE – REG 
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly PT long-term (70% FTE) x 1.0 position(s) 
Union Status: Healthcare Unifor Hlthcare 
Posting Closing Date: 05-Dec-17 

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date. 

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia. 

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. 

Reporting to the both the Director of Spiritual Care (Eastern Zone-Cape Breton) and the Administrative Team Lead of the INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, the Advanced Care Planning Facilitation provides, either directly or through coordination of care with other professionals, psychosocial/spiritual support, and advanced care planning services to patients/families/caregivers living with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). 

The incumbent works with patients, families, and clinicians in both in-patient and out-patient settings, collaborates with team members in the development of individualized care plans along with the delivery, follow-up, and evaluation of care based on these plans, and provides sensitive, supportive care for INSPIRED team members as needed. As a quality assurance (QA) measure, evaluation of the INSPIRED program is an on-going process and therefore the incumbent will be expected to participate in team meetings and assist in the collection of QA data as required. 

•Master’s Degree with relevant theological, divinity or spiritual studies from a recognized institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. 
•Completion of at least 2 Basic Units and 2 Advanced Units of Clinical Pastoral Education in a health care setting 
•Two years’ clinical experience as a Spiritual Care Practitioner in an institutional setting 
•Valid certification as a Specialist in Spiritual Care by Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and/or working towards Educator/Supervisor certification 
•Current membership with Canadian Association for Spiritual Care 
•Experience working in the context of death and dying and/or palliative care considered an asset 
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills 
•Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
•Access to a car as regular travel is required for clinical visit. 
•Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred 
•Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment 

Hours of Work 
Temporary Part-Time (70%) Position; 52.5 Hours-Bi-Weekly; 
With an approximate start date of December 12, 2017 and an expected end date of March 31, 2018 (approximately 16 months). 
These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change. 

Salary Information 
$29.7115 – $38.83189 hourly 

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date. 

Successful external applicants will be required to submit a criminal record check and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment. 

This is a Healthcare Unifor Hlthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. 

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. 
Only online applications are accepted. 

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