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Specialty Palliative Care

Role and Facility Information

Nurse Practitioner
Regular Full Time

For over two decades, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) has made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

The Nurse Practitioner enacts advanced nursing practice to provide pediatric palliative care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families across the health care continuum. The Nurse Practitioner within Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is an independent practitioner who contributes to collaborative inter-professional pediatric palliative care to children and families through advance clinical practice, leadership, consultations, referrals, education and research. The Nurse Practitioner is accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions; initiating treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribing medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and CPCH policies and procedures. Nurse Practitioners provide professional guidance to other health professionals. The Nurse Practitioner will support inpatient services at Dave Lede House, reporting to the Clinical and Site Manager at Dave Lede House. This role will also serve patients in the community being seen through the Canuck Place Enhanced Community Care Program and will be reporting to the NP lead for community services. This position will be based primarily out of our Abbotsford Location.


• Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program with a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN). Current or qualifies for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
• Must have completed or be eligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in pediatric care and/or palliative care.


• Models CPCH’s quality of care standards and professional advanced nursing practice.
• Demonstrated specialized pediatric and palliative care clinical knowledge. Expertise in pain and symptom management, serious illness conversations with families.
• Excellent leadership, coaching, mentoring and team building skills.
• Strategic thinker with sound decision making, problem solving and evaluative skills.
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, build effective relationships and resolve conflict situations with individuals at all levels.
• Effective change agent skills with ability to implement and evaluate planned change.
• Proven ability to develop and sustain partnerships and work diplomatically and persuasively with a variety of stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to provide progressive and innovative approaches and solutions to gaps and challenges.
• Able to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices; ability to introduce education and evidence based research into practice areas.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, set and successfully accomplish objectives.
• Able to define and articulate the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the NP is competent to provide health care services.
• Strong computer skills including MS Office suite programs.
• Self identifies learning needs and is a continuous, lifelong learner.
• Experience and comfort working independently and as part of a larger team as well as in a hospice, hospital and home environments.
• Physical ability to do the duties of the position and ability to operate related equipment.

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.
Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to Please specify “Nurse Practitioner” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you heard about the position.

Due to the unique nature of our organization, please visit for more information on who we are and what we do. For more detailed information on the position and how to apply, visit our Careers page. This posting closes Friday, August 7, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

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