Specialty Oncology

Role and Facility Information

You are a Registered Nurse (RN) who enjoys a team environment and providing patient-centred care. You are a professional who is always learning, and growing your own breadth of knowledge, using your skills in specialty areas of health care. BC Cancer has a place for you: working in a temporary position, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive orientation program specific to nursing with BC Cancer, and earn your chemotherapy certification, provided by BC Cancer.

What you’ll do

Utilizing evidence-based practice, the RN 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. Usual duties include:

Provide direct patient care to Oncology patients including 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.
Collaborate with patients, family and multidisciplinary team members to develop treatment/care plans for patients and through ongoing assessment, assists in the modification of the treatment/care plan as patients progress through the stages of care.
Administer medications, injections, blood products and IV fluids as required by the care plan; monitor patient reactions to treatment and changes in physical or mental status.
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.

What you bring


Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM), formerly known as British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Current CPR (Level C) certification.
1 year of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Demonstrate relevant clinical knowledge and apply it in practice.
Use clinical and information technology to enhance patient care in accordance with agency policies.
Communicate effectively with patients, the public and all levels of staff both verbally and in writing.

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.
Chemotherapy Certification provided by BC Cancer.
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.

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