Specialty Renal Dialysis

Role and Facility Information

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCCH 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/Speciality Training Registered Nurse, Renal Unit Hemodialysis - BC Children's Ambulatory
Reference # 73590
Casual Opportunity

Schedule:Available Monday to Friday

Vancouver, BC

BC Children’s Hospital is offering a unique role as a Clinic RN with Children’s Ambulatory, Pediatric Hemodialysis to advance and further develop your current knowledge and experience in general Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis.

The Renal Service, provides and coordinates nursing care services such as patient assessment, patient and family teaching hemodialysis unit procedures, and health promotion.

This role will:

Initiates and coordinates assessment and post assessment referrals, responds to patient, family and health care member’s enquiries, and liaises with other support diagnostic/health services in coordinating patient referrals.
Collects and documents patient health care information on patients and their families, maintains records of nursing observations, interventions, teaching and evaluation of nursing care. Maintains records of telephone communications as well.
Plans and coordinates patient care activities in the clinic or the renal unit. Utilizes developmentally appropriate nursing skills and techniques, based o the age of the patient, in caring for pediatric patients.
Collaborates in the planning of patient are with nursing staff, medical staff, health care disciplines, and community agencies/services to facilitate patient care in the clinic and inpatient areas.
Provides direct patient care for children in the renal unit such as accessing shunts and monitoring dialysis procedures in the renal unit and in Intensive Care.
Teaches patients, family members and other caregivers about management and treatment of their illness. Provides and explains information and demonstrates self/home care skills for daily living, use of medication and equipment, and integration of illness into their lifestyle. Revises teaching plans as required and includes patient/family in evaluating progress towards their learning goals.


Education, Training, and Experience

Graduate from an approved program of Nursing Education
Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)

Consideration will be given to applicants that meets most of the qualifications or a combination of the two of the specialty areas. Those who have:

400 hours of annual availability post formal education to maintain competency
Peritoneal dialysis training and require hemodialysis training will be considered to participate in the specialty training in BCIT’s Compressed Time Frame (CTF) Hemodialysis Program. This 4 month compressed program runs from September – December, 2018 and includes online independent study and tutor support, clinical BCIT Burnaby & Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) preceptorship and consolidation at BC Children’s Hemodialysis Unit.
Hemodialysis training and require peritoneal dialysis training will be provided this in-house.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to relate effectively to children and their families and others.
Ability to function as an active member of a multidisciplinary team, and function as a nursing resource to patients.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
Ability to organize work.

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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

For more information on the Agency you are interested in, please visit www.bcchildrens.ca

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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