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Pediatric Registered Nurse (DRN), Directing – Nights, Including Weekends (TFT 1.0)

Victorian Order of Nurses

This is a Full-time position in Brantford, ON posted November 28, 2021.

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Temporary, Full Time (1.0  FTE)
Program Name: eHomecare
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 80
Work Schedule: Nights, Includes Weekends
Union/Bargaining Unit: ONA
Anticipated End Date: 04/30/2022
On-Call: No

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse, Directing (DRN) role manages pediatric, palliative and/or acute medically complex clients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) by directing Personal Support Workers (PSWs), also known as Health Care Technicians (HCT).  HCTs are provided specialized training and education to work with this patient population. Utilizing an innovative care delivery model and electronic documentation technology, the DRN, working remotely, accesses, assesses and identifies the client’s immediate care needs and using the collaborative approach model immediately provides the appropriate direction to the on-site HCT to provide the direct care, resulting in real time provision of care services.


  • Provide remote assessment and management of care services to clients in their homes
  • Provide clinical direction and assignment of tasks within the unregulated care provider’s (PSW/HCT) practice statement (collaborative approach to patient care)
  • Maintain accurate client clinical records, in digital and paper format
  • Maintain patient assignment within the virtual ward
  • Work collaboratively with all team members to ensure all patient care needs are met
  • Utilizes effective communication in daily huddles and with response to emails/phone calls
  • Communicate with outside service provider agencies and Case Managers as appropriate
  • Participate as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary health care team
  • Provide clinical leadership, direction and mentorship within the health care team
  • Participate and facilitate a collaborative team-based environment
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local health care providers
  • Participate in CNO Reflective Practice
  • Uphold VON standards and eHomecare specific processes
  • Willingness to participate in internal projects and ongoing improvement initiatives
  • Able to demonstrate professionalism in a diverse working environment
  • Demonstrate adaptability in managing change in a fast-paced virtual environment


  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • DRNs musthold a CNA Certificate in Palliative Care or have completed both the “Fundamentals of Palliative Care” and the “Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE)”
  • Pediatric DRNs must have extensive hands-on experience in the provision of Pediatric Care
  • Recent palliative, pediatric, and/or acute medical experience with COPD and CHF patients required
  • Demonstrated advanced assessment skills
  • Experience in gerontology and/or medical-surgical
  • Experience working in community-based health care system is an asset
  • Demonstrated competencies in observation, independent assessment; health education and promotion, and familiarity with COPD/CHF clinical pathways
  • Digital and electronic health experience, EMR and mobile technology
  • Proficient nursing skills with the ability to read and interpret electronic technical information related to client outcomes and provide clinical direction
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills are mandatory
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary virtual team setting, as well as the ability to work independently is required
  • Must have high-speed internet access, computer skills and the ability to work from home in a private office area
  • Individual must be eligible and successfully obtain a security screening certificate from the Government of Canada
  • Valid CPR C / First Aid required
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements.

VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at for further details.

Attention Current Employees (Internal Applicants): If you are applying to a unionized position and you are a member of its bargaining unit, please be aware that this posting may remain open beyond the deadline if there are not enough applicants to fill the position(s).  If the posting remains open after the initial deadline, VON may close the posting at its’ discretion or a rolling deadline equivalent to the posting period specified in your Collective Agreement will be deemed, and each successive period will be treated as a separate posting for purposes of comparing seniority between candidates.