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A great place to work - St. Raphael's

Working at St. Raphael’s offers an opportunity to achieve professional fulfilment in a work environment where our values of generosity, well-being and openness to others take on their true meaning.

Our approach is founded on building a rewarding professional environment that cares for our team’s quality of life, in the same way as they care for our patients and guests.

Current vacancies

Nurse

The incumbent will provide nursing care to patients at the end of life, with the understanding that the family and loved ones are part of the patient’s circle of care. In keeping with the vision, mission and philosophy of St. Raphael’s and in close collaboration with other members of a multidisciplinary team, the incumbent will demonstrate excellent communication skills and meet patients’ physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.


Job benefits

  • Healthy and human-oriented work environment founded on mutual trust and inerdisciplinary collaboration
  • Flexible work schedules (8 or 12 hour shifts)
  • Salary competitive with the health care system
  • Competitive offer for vacation and time off
  • Health, dental, life, travel and long-term disability insurance for all full-time permanent employees Employer pays 50% of all insurance
  • Voluntary retirement savings plan (RRSP+) from the FTQ’s Solidarity Fund. St. Raphael’s matches the employee contribution, up to a maximum of 2% of the employee’s annual salary for the first three years and 3% for subsequent years
  • Employee assistance program via Dialogue, a technology platform for telemedicine and other professional services
  • In-house continuing education program
  • Free parking
  • High-quality healthy meals at very reasonable prices
  • And free coffee/tea/herbal tea all day long!

 

Job description

Reporting to the Director of Nursing and in collaboration with St. Raphael’s, the incumbent will perform the following roles and responsibilities:

Teamwork:

  • Accurately document all nursing care provided, and professionally and concisely record patient communications to ensure clear sharing of information
  • Actively participate in the transfer of information during shift changes
  • Communicate honestly, openly and effectively with all team members to foster a cooperative work environment and a sense of trust
  • Demonstrate a constructive attitude that positively influences the work environment
  • Further St. Raphael’s mission by contributing to its promotion and development

 

Nursing:

  • Adhere to existing policies and procedures and utilize the resources appropriate for professional practice and patient care management
  • Assess patients’ condition and establish a therapeutic care plan based on patient history and symptoms
  • Utilize therapeutic communication to make the patient and family feel comfortable and welcome, offer support and provide information
  • Accurately and safely administer medications/treatments as prescribed
  • Educate patients and families by providing appropriate and accurate information that enables and supports their informed decision-making

 

Health and safety measures:

  • Immediately and accurately report and document patient incidents and accidents in accordance with St. Raphael’s policies
  • Promptly implement new standards of practice required to ensure the quality and safety of care at all times
  • Master the health and safety measures in place
  • Know the procedures for evacuation and/or calling the police/fire department in various emergency situations

 

Professional responsibilities:

  • Pursue continuing education and take responsibility for professional development
  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings, workshops, activities or in-house training organized by the management team
  • Share expertise with the rest of the team, when appropriate
  • Onboard, support, teach and coach staff who are new to palliative care
  • Participate in the mentoring and training of new staff and nursing interns, as requested


Requirements

  • Be a member in good standing of the OIIQ, hold a permit to practice or candidate status
  • Bachelor’s in nursing or degree from a nursing science establishment (CÉGEP)
  • Palliative care experience is an asset, any clinical experience will be considered
  • Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Certificate from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) an asset


Sought-after profile

  • Demonstration of empathy and compassion toward the sick and their relatives, but also toward coworkers
  • Spoken and written French and English
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Basic knowledge of and respect for the cultural/spiritual values, needs, beliefs and desires of each patient and their family
  • Excellent judgment, critical thinking, sense of responsibility and initiative


Additional Information

Position status: Full time or part time with rotating shifts OR on call
Start date: As soon as possible
Work location: Montréal

To apply for this job, please email your resume to: cv@maisonstraphael.org

Please note that only applicants being actively considered will be contacted.

Licensed Practical Nurse

The licensed practical nurse assistant will provide exceptional nursing care to patients at end of life according to professional best practices and in keeping with St. Raphael’s vision, mission and philosophy. S/he will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team and volunteers.

 

Job benefits:

  • Healthy and human-oriented work environment founded on mutual trust and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Flexible work schedules (8 or 12 hour shifts)
  • Salary competitive with the health care system
  • Competitive offer for vacation and time off
  • Health, dental, life, travel and long-term disability insurance for all full-time permanent employees Employer pays 50% of all insurance
  • Voluntary retirement savings plan (RRSP+) from the FTQ’s Solidarity Fund. St. Raphael’s matches the employee contribution, up to a maximum of 2% of the employee’s annual salary for the first three years and 3% for subsequent years
  • Employee assistance program via Dialogue, a technology platform for telemedicine and other professional services
  • In-house continuing education program
  • Free parking
  • High-quality healthy meals at very reasonable prices
  • And free coffee/tea/herbal tea all day long!

Key responsibilities according to industry standards and established procedures:

Nursing:

  • Contributes on an ongoing basis to assessing the biopsychosocial needs of patients and their families, participates with nurses in the development of the therapeutic nursing plan and reports observations to co-workers and, as needed, to the Director of Nursing
  • When necessary, refers patients to more specialized resources within St. Raphael’s
  • Adheres to existing policies and procedures and utilizes the resources appropriate for professional practice and patient care management
  • Provides the required nursing care according to patient needs
  • Ensures follow-up of prescribed medications and prescriptions, and applies rules for administration of non-prescribed medications
  • Ensures compliance with basic rules of asepsis, hygiene and safety to ensure patient safety and comfort
  • Keeps equipment and work instruments clean and in good repair

Communication with patients and their families:

  • Welcomes new patients, by reassuring them and facilitating their intake
  • Communicates on an ongoing basis with patients, provides appropriate explanations and information, and offers support
  • Maintains open communication with families while respecting confidentiality and encourages patient and family participation

Teamwork:

  • Documents the nursing care provided and patient communications, thoroughly and according to established standards
  • Communicates honestly and effectively with all staff and volunteers
  • Helps maintain good relations with St. Raphael’s external collaborators
  • Demonstrates a constructive attitude and positively contributes to a harmonious work environment

Health and safety measures:

  • Immediately and accurately reports and documents incidents and accidents in accordance with St. Raphael’s policies Contributes to the prevention of accidents
  • Is familiar with the health and safety measures in place (door lock system, safe disposal of hazardous waste, various emergency procedures, etc.) and follows them at all times.

Required education, experience and skills:

  • Member in good standing of the OIIAQ
  • Palliative care experience is an asset; any clinical experience will be considered
  • Ease in speaking and understanding French and English
  • Excellent judgment, critical thinking, sense of responsibility and initiative
  • Patient-centered approach and empathetic attitude towards patients and their loved ones
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team and excellent interpersonal communication skills

Additional Information

Position status: Full time or part time with rotating shifts OR on call
Start date: As soon as possible, with planned orientation period
Work location: Montréal

To apply for this job, please email your resume to: cv@maisonstraphael.org

Please note that only applicants being actively considered will be contacted.

Beneficiary Attendant

Shift: Day, evening, night
Hourly wage: Between $20.55 and $22.35

Summary of responsibilities:

Personal care workers cooperate with the care team (nurses and physician) to provide direct care to patients. They give follow-up care and execute the care plan. They provide personal care and assistance as well as ensuring patients’ comfort and safety. They help to maintain a clean, functional and safe work environment.

Personal care workers understand and adhere to care principles that are centred on patients and their families while ensuring respect for the individual and his/her dignity, sharing information, encouraging and fostering involvement in the provision of care and in decision-making and cooperating with patients, their families and service providers.

Join a dynamic team in a harmonious work environment!

We are offering 7/15 day/evening or night rotations.

Requirements:

At least 650 hours of beneficiary attendant training.

Up-to-date CPR/PDSB training.
Nursing or nursing aid program in progress. Must have completed PDSB training and at least one (1) year of academic training.

Ability to speak and understand French and English without difficulty.

What we offer:

– Competitive salary,

– Range of employment benefits,

– Work environment that prioritizes quality of care,

– Opportunity to join a dedicated multidisciplinary team that values knowledge sharing.

Interested persons should send their résumé to the:

Human Resources Department
MAISON ST-RAPHAËL
6005 Chemin Deacon
Montreal QC H3S 2P4

514 736-2001

Email: cv@maisonstraphael.org
Website: maisonstraphael.org/

Palliative Care Social Worker

Status: Permanent, 4 days per week
Starting date: October 1, 2021
Work location: Montréal

Job benefits

  • Healthy and human-oriented work environment founded on mutual trust and inerdisciplinary collaboration
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Competitive offer for vacation and time off
  • Salary competitive with the health care system
  • Health, dental, life, travel and long-term disability insurance for all full-time permanent employees Employer pays 50% of all insurance
  • Voluntary retirement savings plan (RRSP+) from the FTQ’s Solidarity Fund. St. Raphael’s matches the employee contribution, up to a maximum of 2% of the employee’s annual salary for the first three years and 3% for subsequent years
  • Employee assistance program via Dialogue, a technology platform for telemedicine and other professional services
  • In-house continuing education program
  • Free parking
  • High-quality healthy meals at very reasonable prices
  • And free coffee/tea/herbal tea all day long!

St. Raphael’s values: Generosity | Respect | Well-Being | Openness | Innovation

Description

The palliative care social worker will provide psychosocial support Day Centre and Home guests and patients and their loved ones, and be part of St. Raphael’s bereavement support service. They will attend interdisciplinary meetings with other members of the healthcare team and volunteers. They will also provide insight into the psychosocial effects incurable illness has on guests/patients and their loved ones. They will contribute to the teaching mission, including by supervising trainees and some research activities.

Key responsibilities

The palliative care social worker reports to the Director of Multidisciplinary Services. In collaboration with the Day Centre, Home and volunteer teams, the palliative care social worker will take on the following roles and responsibilities. They will:

  • Assess the psychosocial needs of the guests/patients and their loved ones, and support them in adjusting to an incurable illness and the many losses they face; drafts a care plan accordingly;
  • Uses a palliative approach centred on the guest/patient and their loved ones to allow them to discuss their experiences, concerns and expectations, as well as to shed light on particular difficulties;
  • Regularly evaluates care plans with guests/patients, their loved ones and the other members of the interdisciplinary team, to ensure and improve upon a high standard of care;
  • Discusses key ethical issues encountered in clinical practice and works with the guests/patients, their loved ones and the members of the interdisciplinary team to make clinical decisions that involve ethical issues;
  • Helps the guests/patients and their loved ones communicate and express their feelings;
  • Evaluates needs regarding the organization of daily life for guests/patients and their loved ones and assists in the reorganization of social, parental, marital, civic, etc. roles.
  • Supports guests/patients and their loved ones in finding and using the resources and support available in the community; coordinates services;
  • Supports guests/patient and their loved ones in making their own choices and in organizing their remaining time together;
  • Collaborates with guests/patients and their loved ones to identify care goals, including planning advance care and preparing paperwork;
  • Facilitates support groups for guests/patients and/or their loved ones;
  • Participates in the development of new services, including bereavement support services;
  • Brings a psychosocial perspective to the development and implementation of interdisciplinary and social work research and education initiatives; supervises social work students;
  • Participates on an ad hoc basis in the promotion and development of St. Raphael’s, as well as other duties as required.

Education and experience

  • Member in good standing of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ).
  • Bachelor’s in social work (a master’s will be considered to be an asset)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with a clientele at the end-of-life
  • Good knowledge of the health and social services network
  • Good knowledge of the laws that may influence the performance of their duties
  • Any other combination of academic training and relevant experience will be considered.

Skills and abilities required

  • Spoken and written French and English
  • Ability to work in a team and foster collaboration
  • Initiative and professional autonomy
  • Strong listening skills and ability to create meaningful connections
  • Ability to intervene in crises
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and teach

To apply for this job, please email your resume to: cv@maisonstraphael.org

Please note that only applicants being actively considered will be contacted.

Finance and Accounting Advisor (maternity leave replacement)

St. Raphael’s is a non-profit community organization that carries out its vocation by offering a 12-bed palliative care home and a day centre with multidisciplinary professional care and services—the first on the island of Montréal. We provide free, high-quality palliative and wellness care in one of Montréal’s most populated areas to people living with an incurable disease. With respect and compassion, we welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of their social condition, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious beliefs.

Job benefits

  • Healthy and human-oriented work environment founded on mutual trust and inerdisciplinary collaboration
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Competitive offer for vacation and time off
  • Salary competitive with the health care system
  • Health, dental, life, travel and long-term disability insurance for all full-time permanent employees Employer pays 50% of all insurance
  • Voluntary retirement savings plan (RRSP+) from the FTQ’s Solidarity Fund. St. Raphael’s matches the employee contribution, up to a maximum of 2% of the employee’s annual salary for the first three years and 3% for subsequent years
  • Employee assistance program via Dialogue, a technology platform for telemedicine and other professional services
  • In-house continuing education program
  • Free parking
  • High-quality healthy meals at very reasonable prices
  • And free coffee/tea/herbal tea all day long!

St. Raphael’s values: Generosity | Respect | Well-Being | Openness | Innovation

Main role: Reporting to executive management, the Finance and Accounting Advisor is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our finance, accounting and payroll activities.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee entries and make month-end entries
  • Follow up on accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements
  • Contribute to the various audit processes
  • Help develop and oversee the organization’s budget
  • Follow-up on cash flow
  • Prepare financial reports and analyses
  • Prepare and submit annual tax claims, employer returns and other relevant documentation
  • Manage grant program claims and reporting
  • Manage the payroll cycle (vacation, time sheets, taxable benefits, T4 and RL-1, payroll deductions) and its accounting transactions
  • Manage the group insurance plan and RRSP program
  • Perform financial analysis to support management decision-making processes
  • Follow up on donations and pledges, in collaboration with the philanthropy team
  • Carry out any other related tasks as requested by the executive management

Requirements

  • Accounting degree
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in accounting and payroll
  • Good spoken and written French and English
  • Good knowledge of the Office suite and mastery of Excel
  • Assets:
    • CPA title
    • Experience in a growing small business
    • Knowledge of the Quickbooks accounting system
    • Payroll processing compliance certification
    • Knowledge of ADP payroll system

Skills:

  • Team spirit
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail, meeting deadlines
  • Good adaptation to change and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to learn quickly, great autonomy
  • Organized and sense of responsibility
  • Professionalism, discretion and confidentiality

Job type: Full-time, maternity leave replacement

Salary: $60,000 to $70,000 per year

 

To apply for this job, please email your resume to: cv@maisonstraphael.org

Please note that only applicants being actively considered will be contacted.

A great place to volunteer

Both the palliative care home and the day centre rely on the extensive participation of dedicated volunteers to provide the highest quality care services for our patients and guests and their loved ones. We are always seeking volunteers who share our values and wish to support our mission.