Specialty Oncology

Role and Facility Information

BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.

BC Cancer is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Registered Nurse, Cancer Care – Centre for the North
Reference #70428 and # 70429
Temporary Full Time (June 4, 2018 – December 31, 2018)
Wage $33.56 – 44.06 Hourly
Work Schedule 800-1600, 0830-1630, 0900-1700, or as per Operational requirements
1215 Lethbridge Street, Prince George

Utilizing evidence-based practice, the General Duty Staff Nurse is responsible for providing holistic nursing care to oncology patients during their cancer care experience including but not limited to: assessment, intervention, symptom management, treatment coordination and administration, teaching, counselling, support and follow up consistent with established policies and standards of care.

Duties
• Provides direct patient care to Oncology patients by performing duties such as patient assessment, reviewing patient and family history and developing and implementing a nursing care plan specific to the patient needs considering psychosocial, cultural, ethnic contexts. Delivers treatment as per prescribed protocols.
• Collaborates with patients, family and multidisciplinary team members to develop treatment/care plan for the patient and through ongoing assessment, assists in the modification of the treatment/care plan as the patient progresses through the stages of care.
• Administers medications, injections, blood products and IV fluids as required by the care plan. Monitors patient reactions to treatment and changes in physical or mental status and uses independent judgment as to when to consult a physician.
• Maintains patient records by collecting and documenting patient information and health care history, nursing assessment, telephone communications, symptom and side effect management, patient and family education and care evaluations.
• Admits, transfers or discharges patients according to BC Cancer Agency policies and Centre directives.
Education, Training and Experience
• Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
• Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
• Current CPR (Level C) certification.
• One (1) year of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated relevant clinical knowledge.
• Demonstrated ability to apply clinical knowledge in practice.
• Demonstrated ability to utilize clinical and information technology to enhance patient care in accordance with agency policies.
• Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with patients, the public and all levels of staff both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to organize patient care and set priorities.
• Physical ability to perform duties of the position.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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