Careers

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

Accounting Technician

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the selected candidate will monitor routine accounting transactions, prepare and monitor budgets, produce management reports and process payroll transactions. More specifically, the selected candidate will assume the following roles and responsibilities:

Finance:
  • Processes routine financial transactions for accounts receivable and payable services including billing, recording of payments and bank deposits, resolving outstanding balances, and processing invoices and cheque requests
  • Responds to general inquiries from patients, clients and suppliers
  • Processes donations (entry and production of tax receipts with DonorPerfect), expenses and other entries in the general ledger on a weekly basis
  • Processes monthly closing of ledger entries, reconciliation of accounts, analysis of bank statements and adjustment of discrepancies
  • Oversees the cash flow management system, including petty cash
  • Prepares monthly financial statements
  • Administers federal and provincial government reports, including for TDS, CNESST, GST and QST, as required
  • Produces cost-benefit analyses when required
  • Reviews and analyzes revenues, expenses and forecasts
Payroll:
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll for employees, including deductions, calculations for statutory holidays and sick days and issue of records of employment
  • Ensures the transfer of data to the Desjardins payroll system
  • Prepares annual payroll reports, and tax and instalment payment summaries
  • Processes vacation pay when due

Requirements

  • DCS in administration or accounting
  • At least five years’ experience in administration and accounting, preferably in the services sector
  • Familiarity with health and social services institutions would be an asset
  • General knowledge of tax laws applicable to payroll
  • Strong communications skills and team spirit
  • Communications skills in written and spoken English and French
  • Very familiar with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and common accounting software

Background sought

  • Discretion, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team and inspire teamwork
  • Professionalism and good organizational skills

Additional information

Position status
Full Time

Start date
April 2019

Workplace
Montreal

Applications

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

Palliative Care Physician

In accordance with the recognized palliative care guidelines and standards, the job holder will be responsible for providing medical support to patients, guests and their loved ones at the palliative care home and day centre as needed. The physician will participate in interdisciplinary meetings with other members of the care team and also participate in the organization’s teaching mission, including the supervision of medical trainees and some research activities.

Job description

Reporting to the Medical Director of the palliative care home and day centre, the job holder will assume the following roles and responsibilities:

Provides care to patients, guests and their loved ones
  • Participates in the selection of admission files based on defined criteria
  • Accompanies and supports patients and their loved ones
  • Assesses and relieves pain and symptoms associated with the progression of incurable diseases.
  • Assesses overall needs (medical, psychological, spiritual, social, etc.)
  • Communicates effectively with patients, guests and loved ones
  • Implements a personalized plan centred on the patient’s quality of life and wishes; re-assesses and makes adjustments as needed
  • Provides appropriate support to loved ones in their grieving process
  • Maintains a harmonious atmosphere for services and care given to end of life patients and their loved ones
  • Helps create and review existing health care protocols and procedures
  • Supports the Medical Director in all other requested duties
Interdisciplinary team and teaching
  • Collaborates in the development of tools needed to continually improve the quality of required medical services
  • Collaborates in the establishment of policies, programs and practice points to ensure compliance with best practices
  • Participates in the mentoring of medical students and trainees
  • Participates in medical meetings (medical act evaluation)
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings when on call
  • Participates, with other care team members, in national and international conventions, on behalf of the organization
  • Fosters and builds trust and collaborative relationships with the various care partners

Requirements

  • Permit to practice medicine issued by the Collège des médecins du Québec
  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience with end of life patients
  • Ability to forge excellent interpersonal relationships
  • Outstanding listening skills and ability to create meaningful discussions
  • Ability to share knowledge and teach
  • Ability to work collaboratively and bring people together
  • Capacity for introspection
  • Ability to analyze and summarize
  • Good knowledge of the laws likely to influence the performance of duties

Position status

Full time – Part time

Start date
September 2019

Workplace
Montreal

Applications

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

Palliative Care Physiotherapist

The job holder will be responsible for developing and implementing physiotherapy intervention plans aimed at maintaining the functional capacities of patients and guests at the palliative care home and day centre. The physiotherapist will work with patients and guests to develop their independence and autonomy in their daily activities to maintain the best possible quality of life.

Job description

Reporting to the day centre’s Clinical Care Coordinator, and in collaboration with the day centre’s interdisciplinary team and volunteers, the job holder will assume the following roles and responsibilities:

Provides care to patients, guests and their loved ones
  • Applies a palliative approach and provides support centred on the patient, guest and his/her loved ones
  • Recognizes the physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patients, guests and their loved ones
  • Is familiar with complex palliative care cases and other chronic diseases
  • Conducts physical and functional assessments (muscular strength, endurance, etc.) of patients and guests and promotes the maintenance of functional capacities
  • Develops and implements appropriate intervention plans for relieving pain and discomfort and managing oedema, while respecting the choices of patients, guests and their loved ones
  • Develops and implements therapeutic intervention plans aimed at maintaining mobility, autonomy and optimal performance of the respiratory function;
  • Promotes maintenance of quality of life and fatigue management
  • Continually assesses the effectiveness of interventions in terms of targeted objectives and results and makes the necessary adjustments
  • Participates in the prevention of sores, infections, ankylosis and related pain, mainly by providing advice
  • Participates in the prevention and management of risk of falls
  • Ensures the safety of the patients, guests and their loved ones
  • Facilitates the provision of care to the individual by caregivers
  • Offers informational and technical support to caregivers, to make homecare easier and safer for them
  • Contributes to the innovation, development and adaptation of pertinent clinical tools required for the standardization of rehabilitation care practices at the day centre
  • Promotes the acquisition of knowledge and the development of clinical skills among care team members and volunteers (e.g. safe movement of guests at risk for falls, proper use of walkers, maintenance of independence, etc.)
  • Provides motivational leadership to other team members to promote a collaborative spirit
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of ties with the community
Interdisciplinary team and teaching
  • Participates actively in interdisciplinary team meetings and decision-making
  • Collaborates effectively in maintaining a global, inter-professional file
  • Discusses major ethical issues encountered in clinical practice and collaborates in ethics-related clinical decision-making with patients, guests, their loved ones and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Helps develop education programs and awareness activities (walking groups, lymphoedema management, etc.)
  • Sets high practice standards, maintains up-do-date knowledge of palliative care, integrating it appropriately into their clinical practice
Equipment and materials
  • Is responsible for the safe use of materials intended for physiotherapy activities and reports any repairs to the day centre’s Clinical Care Coordinator
  • Identifies equipment and supply needs to ensure the availability of the physiotherapy service
  • Continuously ensures the safety and hygiene of equipment
  • Estimates, in collaboration with the day centre’s Clinical Care Coordinator, the budget needed to replace and repair equipment, and to acquire new items of equipment as required by the development of the physiotherapy program

Requirements

  • Member in good standing of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ)
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in physiotherapy
  • Minimum of three years of experience with patients in oncology and end of life
  • Any other combination of university education and relevant experience will be considered

Profile sought

  • Written and verbal communication skills in French and English
  • Sound clinical judgment
  • Importance given to health and safety and respect of confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively and bring people together
  • Initiative and professional autonomy
  • Ability to forge excellent interpersonal relationships
  • Outstanding listening skills and ability to create meaningful discussions
  • Ability to deal with crisis situations
  • Ability to share knowledge and teach

Additional information

Position status

Part time – 21.75 hours a week

Start date
Late August 2019

Workplace
Montreal

Applications

To apply for this job, please use this link:

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

Nurse

The nurse delivers nursing care to patients at the end of life with an understanding that family and those closest to the patient are included within the circle of care. With an understanding of the vision, mission, and philosophy of St. Raphael’s, the nurse utilizes excellent communication skills to address the patient’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.

Description of the Role

Under the authority of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the home’s interdisciplinary team, the selected candidate will assume the following roles and responsibilities.

Nursing Care:
  • Observes the policies and procedures and utilizes resources relevant to professional practice and the management of patient care
  • Assesses the patient’s condition and establishes a therapeutic plan of care relevant to the patient’s history and presenting symptoms
  • Uses therapeutic communication to make the patient and family feel comfortable and welcomed, offering support and providing information
  • Accurately and safely administers medications/treatments as prescribed using established protocols
  • Promotes patient/family learning with education interventions and provides appropriate and accurate information that allows and supports informed decision-making
Teamwork and Communication:
  • Accurately documents all nursing care given and ensures professional, concise charting regarding communication with patients
  • Communicates honestly, openly and effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude that contributes to and influences the work environment in a positive way
  • Participates in the mentorship and training of nursing students when asked
Safety and Security Measures:
  • Accurately and promptly reports and documents adverse patient incidents according to the policy established by St. Raphael’s
  • Is familiar with the functioning of all the safety and security measures in place: fire/smoke alarms and use of fire extinguishers, water shutoff valves, door locking systems, security cameras, intercom system and safe disposal of hazardous wastes
  • Is aware of procedures to evacuate and/or call police/fire departments in various emergencies
Professional Responsibilities:
  • Engages in a process of continuous learning and is accountable for his/her own professional development
  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds, workshops and in-services organized by the leadership team
  • Orients, supports, teaches and mentors new staff to palliative care practice

Requirements

  • Member in good standing of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or education from a recognized school of nursing (CEGEP)
  • Previous experience in bedside nursing or in palliative care an asset
  • Hospice Palliative Care certification from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) an asset

Background sought

  • Written and verbal communication skills in French and English
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team
  • Basic knowledge and respect of the unique cultural/spiritual values, needs, beliefs and wishes of
    each patient/family
  • Excellent assessment and critical thinking skills; is responsible, takes initiative and possesses
    sound judgment

Additional information

Position status
Full time and part-time positions available

Start date
July 2019

Workplace
Montreal

Applications

To apply for this job, please use this link:

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

Patient Care Attendants

St. Raphael’s is looking for Patient Care Attendants to work within a multidisciplinary team in order to offer the highest quality palliative care to its patients. The Patient Attendant will help to ensure the comfort and safety of the patients while also aiding and assisting them with daily tasks and activities.

Requirements

The ideal candidate is bilingual and has a Certificate of Attestation from a recognized PAB school.

PDSB and CPR training must be up to date.

Additional information

Position status
Full time

Start date
Summer 2019

Workplace
Montreal

Applications

To apply for this job, please use this link:

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

Cooks

St-Raphael’s is looking for cooks to prepare meals in a palliative care home and day centre setting. The cook maintains the kitchen and prepares the meals according to approved menus and dietary restrictions for palliative care patients and guests.

Requirements

The ideal candidate has a DEP in institutional cooking or equivalent and has a minimum of one to two years experience in a similar position.

Fluency in French and English and work experience in the restauration sector and/or a CHSLD are considered assets.

Additional information

Position status
Full time

Start date
Summer 2019

Workplace
Montreal

Applications

To apply for this job, please use this link:

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

Housekeepers

St-Raphael’s is looking for housekeepers for a variety of cleaning and general maintenance tasks in a palliative care setting. Thorough cleaning, disinfecting and contamination prevention will also be required to ensure the patients’ and guests’ safety and comfort.

Requirements

The ideal candidate has a High School diploma or the equivalent and has a minimum of one to two years of experience in a similar position.

Fluency in French and English and an AEP in Hygiene and Sanitation are strong assets.

Additional information

Position status
Full time

Start date
Summer 2019

Workplace
Montreal

Applications

To apply for this job, please use this link:

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.