Employment Opportunities

We are always interested in receiving resumes from individuals with the appropriate skills. These positions include Registered Nurses, Care Aides, Administration Personnel, and Retail Clerks. Please contact Human Resources at (250) 563‑2551 or by e-mail for more information, or stop by 1506 Ferry Avenue, Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm. We thank all those who apply; however, only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Hospice Mission Statement

The Mission of the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is to enhance the quality of life and death of individuals experiencing progressive life-threatening illness and help people work through grief and loss by providing supportive programs and services.

Current Job Opportunities

Grief Support Team Member

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The Grief Support team member will be responsible for:

  • Providing grief support within our Rotary Hospice House (RHH)
  • Facilitating one on one grief support for community members including palliative clients, their caregivers and people who have lost a loved one.
  • Providing emotional support and mentoring to volunteers and staff
  • To plan grief support programming for RHH guests, families and staff
  • To act as a liaison between grief support services users and RHH staff relative to psychosocial needs and uncommunicated health concerns
  • Other grief support duties as required 

We have a lot of great benefits to offer the right candidate including: 

  • Training
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • 7% employer matched RRSP plan
  • Health and dental benefits, including extended health and life insurance
  • Vision Care: $600.00 every 24 months
  • $250 Annual Health and Wellness Plan
  • $500.00 annual benefit for acupuncture, audiologist, chiropractor, dietician, massage therapist, naturopath, occupational therapist, physio, podiatrist, psychologist, and speech therapist
  • 30 days annual sick leave
  • Individual and family counselling through EFAP 

This opportunity might be for you if:

  • Have previous experience working in grief/palliative care
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge and ability to administer and coordinate programs
  • Have the knowledge and ability to apply philosophy of Hospice Care
  • Are comfortable with children and experience working with children with diverse abilities
  • Are a compassionate care provider
  • Have basic computer skills – word, excel
  • Are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Full time position but must be flexible with hours
Resale Shop Manager

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The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is looking for a Manager for our brand new Tabor location!

The Manager will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring standards for product quality, customer service, and health and safety are met.
  • Managing staff and volunteers and promoting a positive working environment by providing leadership and guidance
  • Organizing store operations and allocating tasks and responsibilities for staff to perform.
  • Various human resource functions such as hiring, scheduling and performance evaluations
  • Ensuring business growth by supporting and developing annual marketing and sales plans
  • Reviewing financial reports for profitability and reviewing variances implementing corrective actions when necessary
  • Maintaining a professional working relationship with donors, customers, service providers, staff and community partners
  • Working closely with the manager of the McGill location and cover for vacation relief. (You will be required to be at the McGill store on an occasional basis)
  • Attend Society meetings and trainings as required

We have a ton to offer the right candidate including:

  • Training
  • $24.00/hour starting wage
  • 96 hours annual sick pay
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • 7% employer matched RRSP plan
  • Health and dental benefits, including extended health and life insurance
  • Vision Care- $600.00 every 24 months
  • $250 Annual Wellness Plan
  • $500.00 annual benefit for acupuncture, audiologist, chiropractor, dietician, massage therapist, naturopath, occupational therapist, physio, podiatrist, psychologist, and speech therapist
  • Individual and family counselling

This opportunity might be for you if:

  • You have 1-3 years of retail management experience
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • You have the ability to coach others and prioritize and delegate tasks
  • You are energetic, hard working, reliable and have a positive attitude
  • You are vaccinated against COVID-19
Community Programs, Administrative Assistant - CANADA SUMMER JOBS

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Job description

The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is looking for an Administrative Assistant for our Community Programs Team. Our compassionate staff and volunteers provide specialized hospice care to meet the needs of the person, families, and community, through bedside care, outreach, grief support, and education.

As the Community Programs Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing support with data entry, formatting documents, updating spreadsheets
  • Scheduling and coordinate meetings & appointments
  • Assisting with related clerical duties such as photocopying, data entry, filing, and collating
  • Completing volunteer checks
  • Set up for groups
  • Social Media Posts
  • Co-creating advertising material
  • Offering general assistance to team as needed
  • Other various task as assigned

Qualifications

  • MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Previous administrative experience is an asset but not required
  • A criminal record check will be required
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof prior to receiving an official employment offer

Please note that this job opening is for Canada Summer Jobs Applicants only, who must meet the participant requirements under the Canada Summer Jobs Agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada as outlined:

  • Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and;
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Term: 9 weeks

Hours: 35 hrs./week

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: From $15.65 per hour

Social Media Specialist - CANADA SUMMER JOBS

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Job description

The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is looking for a Social Media Specialist. Our compassionate staff and volunteers provide specialized hospice care to meet the needs of the person, families, and community, through bedside care, outreach, grief support, and education.

As the Social Media Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Create and post unique and engaging content across social media platforms
  • Examine performance of social content on a regular basis
  • Monitor social channels and engage with followers
  • Work directly with various team members to brainstorm and coordinate marketing initiatives
  • Create content that engages with trends to drive awareness
  • Create and edit videos for internal and external communications

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in social media management
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A criminal record check will be required
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof prior to receiving an official employment offer

Please note that this job opening is for Canada Summer Jobs Applicants only, who must meet the participant requirements under the Canada Summer Jobs Agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada as outlined:

  • Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and;
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Term: 8 weeks

Hours: 37.5 hrs./week

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: From $18.00 per hour

Labourer/ Landscaper - CANADA SUMMER JOBS

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Job description

The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is looking for a Labourer/Landscaper. Our compassionate staff and volunteers provide specialized hospice care to meet the needs of the person, families, and community, through bedside care, outreach, grief support, and education.

As the Labourer/Landscaper, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the property is clean from garbage and debris
  • Maintaining lawns and forest labyrinth
  • Weeding and pruning gardens
  • Responsible for managing own workload, ensuring deadlines are met and requests are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Addresses concerns with appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Consideration and adherence to health and safety is mandatory
  • General labour such as cleaning and maintenance as required
  • Other related duties as required

Qualifications

  • Must enjoy working outdoors
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Previous experience in landscaping or general grounds maintenance an asset
  • A criminal record check will be required
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof prior to receiving an official employment offer

Please note that this job opening is for Canada Summer Jobs Applicants only, who must meet the participant requirements under the Canada Summer Jobs Agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada as outlined:

  • Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and;
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Term: 10 weeks

Hours: 30 hrs./week

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: From $15.65 per hour

Registered Nurse - CASUAL (Rotary Hospice House)

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Nurse Lead and Operations Manager – Non Clinical, the Staff Nurse, assesses, identifies, plans, implements, and evaluates the nursing care required to assist patients/residents in meeting their physical, social, spiritual, and psychological needs. The Staff Nurse works within an interdisciplinary clinical framework per the BCCNP Standards of Practice and consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values and established protocols of the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society.

Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to apply decision-making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Ability to provide clinical direction.

Education

  • Registered Nurse with current practicing registration with the BC College of Nursing Professional BCCNP.
  • Certification in Hospice/Palliative Care plus one (1) years recent, related palliative nursing care experience in an acute care facility or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Duties

  • Review patient/resident status through methods such as reviewing the patient/resident chart and other written information, patient/resident observation, collateral information and consultation with peers and other members of the health care team.
  • Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for patients/residents using a framework for nursing practice.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates and revises individual care plans through methods such as assessing patient/resident problems and needs, planning and prioritizing nursing interventions, implementing interventions and reassessing if goals are not met and modifying the plan of care based on the evaluation.
  • Provides nursing care according to identified policies and procedures, technology and PHC standards and evaluates outcomes, records observations and reports problems and changes to designated staff.
  • Identifies patient/resident and family learning needs and incorporates teaching and counselling into the care plan and nursing interventions and makes referrals to other identified resources.
  • Provides direction to other staff such as Care Attendants and Volunteers concerning patient/resident care and facilitates effective teamwork on the units.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to collegial sharing of information, demonstrating and providing guidance on related tasks, providing incidental or ad hoc input into staff performance, ensuring staff are aware of assignments and reassigning clinical/health-related tasks.
  • Provides direct nursing interventions for the management of crisis and life-threatening situations.
  • Documents information including assessments, nursing care plans, patient/resident status and progress and discharge plans in a manual and computerized environment.
  • Participates in nursing orientation and share clinical knowledge.

Why Work with Hospice

Hospice provides a home-like experience with patient-centred care focused on client comfort. Benefits of working with hospice include:

  • specialized palliative care- close team environment
  • close personal connections with guests
  • hands-on patient care
  • free coffee

Job Types: Casual

Please send resume to info@pghpcs.ca

Licensed Practical Nurse - Hospice at Home

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Summary of the Role Responsibilities

Rotary Hospice House (RHH)/Hospice at Home Licensed Practical Nurses assess, identify, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care required to assist clients living in the community; in meeting their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs. LPNs work within an interdisciplinary clinical framework in accordance with the BCCNP Standards of Practice and consistent with the mission, vision and values of The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society.

Functional Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to Nurse Lead and/or RHH Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Home and Community Care
  • Reviews client status through methods such as reviewing documentation, care plan, client observation, collateral information and consultation with other members of the health care team.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for clients using a framework for nursing practice. Administers medications, manages basic to complex wounds, catheter insertion (and manages feeding tubes, ostomies and other medically provided devices). Documents in electronic charting program.
  • Contributes to individual care plans through methods such as assessing client problems and needs, planning and prioritizing nursing interventions, implementing interventions and reassessing if goals are not met and modifying plan of care based on evaluation.
  • Provides nursing care according to identified policies and procedures, technology and PHC standards and evaluates outcomes, records observations and reports problems and/or changes to designated staff.
  • Provides care according to the BC Centre for Palliative Care symptom guidelines
  • Identifies client and family learning needs and incorporates teaching and counseling into the care plan and nursing interventions and/or makes referrals to other identified resources.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to collegial sharing of information, demonstrating and/or providing guidance on related tasks
  • Provides direct nursing interventions for management of crisis and life threatening situations.
  • Documents information including assessments, nursing care plans, medication administration, client status and progress and discharge plans in a computerized environment.
  • Participates in nursing orientation and shares clinical knowledge
  • Actively participates in direct patient care

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    Required Licences, Certificates, and Education

    • Licensed Practical Nurse with current practicing registration with the BC College of Nursing Professionals BCCNP
    • Pallium Canada LEAP Training is required
    • Minimum one (1) year’s recent, related palliative nursing care experience in an acute care facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Level 1 First Aid
    • Ongoing orientation/training as required.

    Physical Requirements

    • Physically able to carry out the duties of the position.

    Skills Required

    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to work as a member in an interdisciplinary team.
    • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
    • Ability to build relationships and work in a friendly, approachable manner.
    • Ability to prioritize and organize work.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Ability to teach and be a positive role model.
    • Ability to provide clinical and operational direction.

    Job Type: Permanent

    Email resume to info@pghpcs.ca

    Care Aide - CASUAL (Rotary Hospice House)

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    Job Description

    Care Aide (Rotary Hospice House)

    The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is seeking a CARE AIDE for Rotary Hospice House. This is a  Casual position.

    Rotary Hospice House Care Aides are guided by the Mission,Vision, and Values of the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society. The Care Aide plans, implements, and evaluates, nursing care required to assist patients in meeting their physical, social and psychological needs per Rotary Hospice House policies and procedures and alignment with NHA Palliative Care Guidelines.

    Functional Reporting Relationships

    • Follows direction from RN in-charge
    • Reports to Nurse Lead and/or RHH Manager.

    Responsibilities:

    • Follows established care plans and provides personal care for facility residents
    • Bathes, grooms, dresses, assists with meals and oral hygiene and performs care duties as applicable
    • Responds to call bells/alarms
    • Observes and monitors clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reports significant observations
    • Utilizes mechanical aides such as specialty beds and wheelchairs to transport clients and assists with lifting and transferring of clients following established lifting/safety techniques
    • Complete various duties in RHH such as, but not limited to:
      • Preparing and serving meals and snacks,
      • Terminal cleans,
      • Cleaning common areas: dishes, laundry, restocking care carts, emptying garbage, bathrooms, etc.,
      • Cleaning occupied guest rooms: sweeping/mopping, tidying, wiping surfaces, bathrooms, etc.
    • Communicate with volunteers.
    • Communicate with care team.

    Qualifications:

    • Graduation from a recognized Resident Care Aide Program
    • Current registration with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry is required
    • Food Safe Certification
    • LEAP for health care workers following reasonable timeline after hire date

    Physical Requirements

    • Physically able to carry out the duties of the position.

    Skills Required

    • Establish and maintain rapport with guests and their families
    • Ability to observe and recognize changes in guests.
    • Work independently and in cooperation with others.
    • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with guests, families and RHH team
    • Ability to organize and prioritize work
    • Ability to operate related equipment

    Why work with Hospice

    Hospice provides a home-like experience with patient-centred care focused on client comfort. Benefits of working with hospice include:

    • Specialized palliative care
    • Personal team environment
    • Close personal connections with guests
    • Free coffee and baked goodies

    Job Type: Casual

    Please send resume to info@pghpcs.ca

    Customer Service Representative / Processor at Hospice Resale Store

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    Job Description

    Thrift Store part-time Customer Service Representative/processor provides cashiering coverage for breaks and lunch breaks, as well as providing excellent customer service, sorting, preparing and pricing incoming merchandise for display, stocking shelves as necessary and performing other duties to ensure the smooth operation of the Thrift Store.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Must report for work at scheduled time, ready to perform work functions, and remain on task while completing entire scheduled shift.
    • Cashiering. Includes assisting and greeting customers.
    • Providing customer service, helping customers locate items and thanking customers for shopping and supporting Hospice.
    • Be willing and able to accurately explain Hospice services to the community when asked by the customer.
    • Clean, repair, sort and price items as requested by Thrift Store Operations Manager.
    • Assist with the stocking and returning of items to their proper place at the Thrift Store. Notify Thrift Store Manager when items need to be restocked or sorted.
    • Maintain established pricing structure when pricing items for sale.
    • Communication. Consistently communicates and works cohesively with staff, volunteers, and the public to foster a warm, courteous, friendly, and professional atmosphere.
    • Assists with other work responsibilities as assigned by the Thrift Store Manager and/or Executive Director.
    • Cleaning and organizing:
      • Zoning: straighten and reorganize shelves to feature and increase item visibility.
      • Facing: pulling items on the shelf forward to create the appearance of a full shelf.
      • Color coordinating and sizing: display glassware with like-colors, display clothing in same location with clothing blended from lighter to darker.
      • Cleaning: daily cleaning includes sweeping, vacuuming, taking out trash, mopping, cleaning windows and glass display cases.
      • Utilize display and cross merchandising techniques used in all retail stores, involving several different items within a defined theme (color, end use, lifestyle, etc.) to encourage purchases. Duties may include changing floor and window displays as directed by Thrift Store Manager, utilizing color, balance, and grouping principles.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to work as a team member and serve as a mature associate representative for the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society.
    • Able to receive direction and independently follow tasks through with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstrate excellent critical thinking skills.
    • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, such as moving and arranging merchandise.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with fellow workers and customers.
    • Detail oriented, able to multi-task and remain flexible with assignments.
    • Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrate strong work ethic founded upon integrity, organizational skills, and goal- oriented behavior.
    • Upholds attendance and performance standards.
    • Ability and willingness to work effectively with diverse people and/or populations.
    • Must demonstrate understanding of, and current commitment to, the volunteer component of PGHPCS and the Hospice philosophy of service. Accepts and appreciates limitations of volunteer ability by remaining flexible as to the scheduling of volunteer/assistant work hours.
    • Able to adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and the organization.
    • Able to act in a kind, decent and respectful manner at all times.
    • Must be able to recognize, support and adhere to all PHHS policies and procedures.
    • Must possess, or within 30 days be able to possess, a valid Driver’s License or ID card, dependable transportation and proof of automobile insurance coverage.

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to work in a merchandising setting and lift a maximum of 25 lbs. without assistance, required to get assistance for lifting and/or moving any objects of an awkward shape or over 25 lbs.
    • Manual dexterity capable of operating cash register, clean and repair merchandise.
    • Ability to execute frequent reaching, bending, handling and lifting of merchandise.
    • Ability to be on feet the majority of the workday except for breaks and lunch.

    Work Environment/Hours

    • Typical warehouse/retail setting.
    • Extended workdays are an occasional occurrence as needed to support the organization’s needs.
    • This is a part-time 0-24 hours per week position, Monday – Sunday starting as early as 8:00 a.m. and ending as late as 7:30 p.m. dependent upon the needs of the organization.

    Skills Required

    • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Operation of cash register
    • Merchandising
    • Cleaning, sorting, repairing merchandise