The BC Cancer Agency 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 Agency 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 Agency 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: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
We are accepting applications for Casual Opportunities
Staff Nurse, Cancer Care (Systemic Therapy & Radiation Therapy)
Fraser Valley Cancer Centre Surrey, BC
The Staff Nurse utilizes theory-based practice and provides nursing care to oncology patients and their families.
- Provides nursing care in accordance with the Agency’s nursing philosophy, conceptual framework, and standards of practice.
- Functions as a member of the health team by identifying patient needs and consulting with members of other health care disciplines as necessary.
- Communicating patient-related information to health team members through documentation in the patient's chart and the provision of written and/or oral reports.
- Participating in interdisciplinary rounds.
- Admits, transfers, or discharges patients according to Agency policies and Centre directives.
- Assists the patient in interpretation of the treatment plan and ensures patients and families are aware of services available at the Agency and in the community.
- Maintains a safe environment for patients, families, and staff by adhering to emergency procedures and safety policies and standards.
- Accepts accountability for nursing care. Determines own learning needs and meets these needs in collaboration with the leaders and other clinical resource staff.
- Assumes primary responsibility for maintaining knowledge of current nursing practice.
- Participates in educational activities and programs for patients, staff (e.g. orientation), and nursing students as approved.
- As required, provides work direction to non-professional staff by delegating tasks during shift, monitoring work to ensure it is done correctly, and acting as a general resource in the provision of patient care.
- Performs Charge Nurse duties when assigned.
- Participates and shares in the development of nursing standards, goals and objectives at the unit and department level.
- Supports and participates in nursing and other related research.
- Supports and participates in the activities of the nursing profession (i.e. British Columbia Oncology Nursing Group).
- Assumes responsibilities on nursing and other committees as required.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
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.
Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated relevant clinical knowledge.
- Demonstrated ability to apply clinical knowledge in practice.
- 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.
Bring your compassion and patient-care expertise to our collaborative and world-leading oncology team, where our challenging and rewarding health care environment will help to support and enhance your career.
We invite you to apply at http://careers.phsa.ca
For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website at www.bccancer.ca
The 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.