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Specialty Oncology

Role and Facility Information

Registered Nurse (RN), Ambulatory Care Unit (Systemic Therapy) – 4 positions

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

You’re on a professional mission to reduce the burden of cancer in your community, and with great hope, across the globe. A person-centred nursing professional, you remain steadfast in your efforts to support all individuals who are undergoing cancer care, along with their families and friends. Working with a team of health care colleagues who share your values of compassionate care and excellence through innovation makes all the difference in your workdays, as you share the highs and lows with support, kindness, and excellence in care.

Watch this video to learn about being a nurse at BC Cancer

BC Cancer operates six regional cancer centres, providing assessment and diagnostic services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and supportive care. These positions are located at BC Cancer – Vancouver, the largest treatment facility within BC Cancer. A full-service cancer centre with strong radiation oncology, surgical oncology, diagnostic imaging, pathology, oral oncology, supportive care and functional imaging services plus an inpatient unit, this centre also offers opportunity to work in close collaboration with the BC Cancer Research Centre (BCCRC) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH).

Vancouver is a popular tourist destination as well as home to a diverse population with origins around the world. Big city lights, ocean walks, year-round golf, and a short drive to world-class skiing – this city is simply spectacular! The Vancouver International Airport has direct connections to a multitude of global destinations. Relocation assistance may be available for this position.

What you’ll do

Registered Nurses are valued members of the Ambulatory Care team, providing direct care and communication to patients along with their families, and working in collaboration with other disciplines on the health care team. Typical daily tasks will include but not be limited to the following:

•Complete patient assessment; review patient/family history; develop, implement, and modify treatment/care plans; deliver treatment as per prescribed protocols

•Administer medications, injections, blood products and IV fluids; monitor patient reactions to treatment and uses independent judgment as to when to consult a physician

•Maintain 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

•Admit, transfer or discharge patients according to BC Cancer policies and Centre directives

•Refer patients to other health care professionals and programs (internal and community-based)

What you bring


•Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse (RN) with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM)

•One year of recent related experience

(or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience to meet the above qualifications)

•Current CPR (Level C) certification

Skills & Knowledge

•Demonstrate relevant clinical knowledge and ability to apply clinical knowledge in practice to organize patient care and set priorities.

•Use clinical and information technology to enhance patient care in accordance with agency policies.

•Strong ability to communicate effectively with patients and their families, the public, colleagues, and volunteers, both verbally and in writing.

Need more information? Contact Gurdeep Gill, Talent Acquisition Advisor at ggill@phsa.ca. Relocation assistance may be available for this position.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

•Comprehensive BC Cancer nursing orientation program.

•Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.

•Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.

•Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.

•Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.

•Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Status: Regular, Full-Time – Four (4) Opportunities

Hours/Days of Work: Monday to Friday; 8 hour shifts starting: 8:00, 8:30, or 9:00

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Requisition number: 121838, 121835, 121836 & 121837

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of February 04, 2022. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.


Live and work in BC


The world-class city of Vancouver is situated in the southwest corner of British Columbia, surrounded by mountains and ocean vistas. With a population of two million, Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is frequently honoured as one of the best places to live in the world. As North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver has strong links to international markets and is home to a vibrant mix of cultures. Blessed with a balmy coastal climate, the city offers recreational pursuits to suit every taste and disposition, from extreme skiing and mountain biking, to sailing, golfing, nature walks and meditative retreats. The city boasts myriads of theatres, galleries and restaurants.

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