Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Coordinator – Nurse Practitioner

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Jul 11, 2023

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Area of Practice
Palliative Care

Job Details


Monday – Friday, Days and Hours will depend on MAID Request Work Flow,

Flexibility Is Required Due To The Nature Of The Role


As a new position within the Quality, Risk and Patient Experience portfolio, the MAID Coordinator is accountable for the development, implementation and supporting delivery of Medical Assistance in Dying services (MAID) for Grand River Hospital’s clinical programs. The Coordinator supports health care providers, patients and family caregivers to access appropriate services and resources based on current legislative protocols and program specific best practice, and in accordance with the clinical and ethical standards of Grand River Hospital.

Working autonomously and in a collaborative practice model with physicians, professional pratice, advanced practice colleagues, patient relations and clinical leadership at all levels, the MAID Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the MAID process including navigation of requests from internal and external sources, assisting with documentation and reporting requirements both provincially and federally, and developing and maintaining a robust repository of education resources.


Required Qualifications:

  • Current RN (Extended Class) registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario; and/or eligible to write Extended Class exam
  • Masters preferred
  • Completion of an accredited controlled substance course according to College of Nurses of Ontario standard
  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in a health care setting with a broad knowledge base in health systems navigation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada and Ontario
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and assertively within an inter professional health care team and with community partners
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal skills as well as negotiation, consultation and client advocacy skills that keep the patient at the centre of the work
  • Demonstrated ability to support patients, families and staff through crisis situations
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships and teams
  • Ability to be self-directed and work autonomously
  • Ability to function within a collaborative practice model
  • Ability to promote professional education and advances knowledge through research and scholarly activities
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support an asset

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training and experience in project management
  • Crucial Conversations or equivalent
  • Understanding of communication styles and navigating difficult communication
  • Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Hospice Palliative Care or relevant specialty certification preferred
  • Post-graduate certificate and experience in palliative care
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in working with MAID, hospice or palliative care

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices.  We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community.  We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment.  Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.




Grand River Hospital is a hospital located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The hospital operates two campuses, Kitchener-Waterloo Health Centre and Freeport Health Centre, which were independent hospitals that merged to form Grand River Hospital in April 1995.



Here are some quick facts about GRH

Number of beds: 680+
Number of clinical programs: 15
Cancer care Childbirth Children's
Complex continuing care Critical care Emergency
Laboratory Medical imaging Medicine
Mental health and addictions Pharmacy Rehabilitation
Renal Stroke Surgery
Annual volumes and activity (2021-2022)
Admissions 25,875
Emergency visits 72,765
Births 4,327
Inpatient surgery cases 7,503
Ambulatory visits 265,066
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