Careers

Our interdisciplinary team here at North Okanagan Hospice Society includes RNs, RCAs, a social worker, a grief counsellor, physicians, pharmacists, support staff, administration staff, trained volunteers and practicum students. North Okanagan Hospice Society offers:

  • quality, holistic care to the dying and their family in a home-like environment
  • a supportive team environment where caring, integrity, cooperation, humour and excellence are valued
  • a workplace where individual contributions are appreciated
  • resources for continuous learning & professional development

"Hospice is where we can effectively practice every aspect of care: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and practical care." - Jocelyn Adamson, RN

Currently Hiring


REGISTERED HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Registered Health Care Assistant to join our team!

This is for a permanent regular line that is a 0.76 FTE. Shifts are a rotation of day, evening and night shifts.

The position is under a Collective Agreement between NOHS and BCNU. Note that a new proposed agreement is in progress.

Qualifications:

  • RHCA Certificate
  • BC Health Care Assistant/Community Health Worker registration (*please include your number)
  • Minimum 6 months recent facility experience caring for patients with complex care needs
  • Availability to work 8 hour day, evening and night shifts
  • Physical and emotional ability to perform duties of position
  • Enthusiasm for learning and working in a team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Current Food Safe Certificate
  • Current Certification in Emergency First Aid - Community Care
  • Palliative Care Certificate or equivalent training and experience in end of life care an asset
  • All staff must provide evidence that they have complied with the Province of British Columbia Public Health Office immunization and tuberculosis control programs prior to employment.

Full position description can be downloaded HERE.

With you application, please include a copy of your RHCA (and registry number), Food Safe and First Aid - Community Care Certificates along with your cover letter and resume.

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Email your application to:

Leslie Murphy, RN BScN
Care Team Leader
North Okanagan Hospice Society
Email: [email protected]



CASUAL RN's AND RCA's:

We are seeking an experienced casual Registered Nurses and Resident Care Aides to join our dedicated team of providers in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment.

NOHS operates a 12-bed palliative care facility and we are a contracted partner with the Interior Health Authority. NOHS was incorporated in 1984 as a charitable organization with the purpose of supporting those with a palliative diagnosis, their loved ones and the bereaved.

  • View the casual RN posting here and follow the application instructions at the bottom of the posting.
  • View the casual RCA posting here and follow the application instructions at the bottom of the posting.

All staff must provide evidence that they have complied with the Province of British Columbia Public Health Office immunization and tuberculosis control programs prior to employment.

If you are interested in working at NOHS, please email us your resume and include a short description of your philosophy of care for those facing the end-of-life. Resumes are kept on file and reviewed as positions become available.

Applications can be emailed to:

Leslie Murphy, RN BScN
Care Team Leader
North Okanagan Hospice Society
Email: [email protected]


Student Practicum Training

North Okanagan Hospice Society provides ongoing opportunities for post-secondary students who wish to pursue hospice palliative care practicum training with us. If you are an interested instructor with students who wish to apply, please contact us for more information about this training.