Registered Nurse (RN) – Hospice Care Ottawa (April 30, 2024)

Who We Are:

Hospice Care Ottawa (HCO) is a community-based charitable organization whose mission is to accompany and support individuals, and their families, through their end-of-life journey by providing compassionate, high quality care. Hospice programs include day hospice, home support, family support, and residential hospice services. Hospice Care Ottawa delivers these services at three sites: May Court Hospice, Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice and La Maison de l’Est. HCO proudly recognizes and welcomes the diversity of our community and strives to be inclusive for all. HCO is looking for people to work in a supportive integrated environment who are committed to supporting the highest quality palliative care.

What You Will Be Doing:

As part of our inaugural Residence Care Team at Maison de l’Est, you will be working with an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and volunteers providing quality palliative and patient centred care to our hospice residents and their families/caregivers. As a bilingual Registered Practical Nurse your care will be in a primarily Francophone setting supporting a home-like, peaceful and culturally appropriate environment.

What We Offer:

  • A welcoming, friendly and supportive team of staff and volunteers
  • A workplace that focuses on employee well-being
  • Low patient load ensuring ability to provide compassionate care to our residents and their families/caregivers
  • Competitive compensation for a non-profit organization
  • Excellent group benefits plan (Extended Health, Dental, LTD and Life Insurance, RRSP)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional training opportunities
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • Free On-site parking, and convenient bus-route access

The Position and Schedule:

  • All shifts are 8 hours and are fully paid. Full time and part time positions available.

Your Qualifications:

  • Current Registration as an RN with the Ontario College of Nurses
  • Experience in hospice palliative and/or end-of life care
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate a patient-focused approach to care and ability to work with families/caregivers
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English – oral and written

In addition, having the following would be an asset:

  • LEAP Certification (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care) – or willingness to complete as an employment requirement

COVID-19: All employees and volunteers of Hospice Care Ottawa are required to provide proof of full vaccination and ability to continue to comply with our vaccination policy.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this role. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Hospice Care Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer welcoming application from individuals with diverse backgrounds. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please make your request known when contacted.

To Apply:

We look forward to receiving your application!

Interested candidates can apply directly online through this page, Please apply before April 30, 2024.

Applications will be considered on receipt and candidates may be contacted prior to the application deadline.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.