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Clinical Trials Nurse Coordinator – BC Cancer Abbotsford

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Overview

Work with the innovative cancer care teams responsible for the highest patient survival rate in Canada. BC Cancer is internationally renowned for excellence in clinical care and research, and our nurses are highly valued members of our teams. Join us and apply your patient-care expertise while delivering leading-edge, evidence-based treatments in a positive, rewarding work environment. While you support our patients during a crucial time, we’ll support you by providing modern cancer care facilities, leading edge technology, continuing education, professional development, and certification programs.

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful oncology nurse at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Compassionate
  • Flexible
  • Open-minded
  • Organized
  • Team player

Culture

  • BC Cancer is committed to providing a comprehensive, provincially-planned, and regionally-delivered cancer control system for the residents of British Columbia.
  • Its mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care.

Testimonials

  • "I love the patients. I love their stories, I love that they're motivated to be well. I've never worked with a patient group that's been so motivated to be well."

    ~ Mary Beth, RN, BC Cancer Prince George
  • "Everybody comes from different backgrounds, whether it's their own life background or nursing background, so there's a massive pool of resources to draw from. It's comforting and comfortable to know you have this great group of people to work with, and to support."

    ~ Roger, RN, BC Cancer Prince George
  • "I just love my job. It’s so rewarding, it’s so motivating, it’s so humbling, it’s so wonderful. The patients are what make the job. We get to know them so well, and just to give them a little bit of hope and encouragement and lots of TLC along the way. That’s what I love."

    ~ Janice, RN, BC Cancer Vancouver
  • "I love the schedule. I used to work inpatient, and it was difficult. It really does change your relationship with the people you're close to. And now I have a position where I get to work 8:00 to 4:00, Monday to Friday. It's a normal job. I get weekends off. I get holidays off. It makes work/life balance that much easier, which I really enjoy."

    ~ Liz, RN, BC Cancer Abbotsford

Benefits and Perks

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Health and wellness programs

  • Continuing education

  • Maternity/parental/educational leaves

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Locations throughout BC

Job Details

Reporting to the Clinical Trials Unit Manager (VCC), Operations Cancer Care Leader (CCSI, VICC, AC, and FVCC), or designate, the Clinical Trials Nurse Coordinator (CTNC) receives direction from Principal Investigators or designates, and is professionally accountable to the Professional Practice Leader in Nursing. The CTNC functions as a member of the collaborative, interdisciplinary Clinical Trials Team responsible for planning and implementing clinical trials. The CTNC participates in the coordination of clinical trials from the protocol review and approval stage through to activation, trial closure and follow-up. The CTNC has principal responsibility for the coordination of the treatment programs, nursing care, monitoring, clinical assessment, and education of patients participating in the assigned clinical trials. The CTNC has formal responsibility for advising or teaching nursing staff in clinic and treatment areas on specialized theory and practice related to clinical trials.

In this role, you will: 

          1. Provide nursing care which meets the individual needs of study patients by performing duties such as:

  • Performing nursing procedures required by the applicable study such as breast exams, venipuncture, subcutaneous injections and measurement of lesions.
  • Providing teaching and counseling for patients and their families regarding protocols, symptom management, disease preventative measures, and general health management.
  • Teaching patients and/or families self-care activities designated in the protocol, such as medication self-injection, side-effect management, and breast self-examination.
  • Making referrals to other allied health professionals as appropriate.
  • Providing the communication link between patient, family and the patient care team.

    2. Advise/teach nursing staff in clinic and treatment areas on a variety of issues including specialized theory and practice related to clinical trials.

    3. Coordinate the treatment programs of clinical trial patients, in collaboration with other members of the Clinical Trials Team, by performing duties such as:
  • Preparing sample preprinted orders that reflect the patient care process and clinical trial requirements.
  • Documenting clinical trial treatment plan on patients’ charts.
  • Ensuring necessary planning for care has been coordinated with internal providers such as Radiation Therapy Process, Systemic Therapy Process, and Diagnostic Imaging.
  • Ensuring that protocol-related appointments, tests, and procedures are coordinated with other scheduled tests or visits.

    4. Monitor, assess, document and report to the Principal Investigator and sponsor as appropriate and at required intervals the patient’s response to and compliance with the protocol as well as the patient’s on-going progress.

    5. Participate in the evaluation, planning, and implementation of clinical trials protocols by performing duties such as:
  • Reviewing protocols and providing input on resource impact and patient care issues.
  • Reviewing and commenting on consent forms prepared by physicians.
  • Providing input in the development of clinical trial budgets.

You hold:

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing
  • Current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Two (2) years of recent, related clinical nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
  • Certification, such as Oncology Nurse Certification and Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Clinical Research Associate/Coordinator Certification preferred.

You have:

  • Demonstrated relevant clinical research knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and set priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job. 

If this sounds like you, apply now! 

About Us

BC Cancer is committed to providing a comprehensive, provincially-planned, and regionally-delivered cancer control system for the residents of British Columbia. Its mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care. BC Cancer provides care closer to home by operating six regional cancer centres in Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria. Research centres in Vancouver and Victoria ensure that BC Cancer can quickly translate new discoveries into clinical applications leading to better outcomes and care.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British ColumbiansPHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

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.

Job Details:

  • Casual
  • Wage: $41.42 to $50.77 per hour
  • On Call:  Monday to Friday, daytime shifts
  • 32900 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC 

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