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Senior Practice Leader, Nursing Regional Operations - BC Cancer - Kelowna

Senior Practice Leader, Nursing Regional Operations

BC Cancer

Kelowna, BC



Are you excited and passionate about Nursing practice?  We are looking for a dynamic, flexible leader to support our oncology nursing teams with transformational model of care work, guiding nurses to learn, grow and develop their careers and expertise. You will work in a collaborative team environment with guiding mangers and leading Nurse Educators.



What you’ll do

  • Act as a resource and consultant for local, provincial and national planning in the area of direct and delegated care and management of complex oncology population in ambulatory settings as well as employing advanced clinical practice approaches at the program, organizational, community, provincial, national and international levels.
  • Advise the BC Cancer Leadership, physicians, nursing and other providers across and beyond the boundaries of the organization about issues related to the care of complex oncology populations in the ambulatory setting to promote optimum and effective resource allocation. Attend centre leadership meetings and actively participate in the discussion on potential changes. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of local, provincial, and national patient care standards and professional practice standards through mentoring, committee membership and organizational and cross organizational task forces and committees.
  • Develop and recommend program planning and practice guidelines for the Cancer Centre(s) that supports best practices, improved client access, and efficient flow of clients across the care continuum by identifying current service delivery needs and future directions, reviewing current programs, consulting with Manager, Clinical Service using best utilization methods, developing and documenting implementation plans, presenting recommendations, and ensuring deliverables are on time and within mandate.
  • Promote evidenced-based practice and share knowledge about current research and literature including innovation in practice, and management of community-based medically complex situations in pediatric populations. Establish opportunities to support staff in implementing evidence based practice and in clinical research endeavors and promote and advance best practice through publications, presentations, and conferences.  Implement, in consultation with Manager, Clinical Services and Senior Director, effective strategies for advancing autonomous professional practice within the regional centre that are consistent with the provincial nursing direction for BC Cancer and Professional Practice for PHSA.
  • Lead the learning and practice development of nurses within the centre. Plan, implement and evaluate appropriate educational programs based on ongoing needs assessment, in collaboration with educators and other professional staff. Review operational performance of nursing staff, evaluate nursing practice , apply appropriate and reliable assessment approaches and methods, develop plans to address gaps in practice, provide coaching and mentoring, and give feedback/recommendations in personnel matters including recruitment, termination, and handling of discipline issues.


What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters Degree in Nursing
  • Minimum of five (5) years recent related experience in progressively senior leadership positions or advanced professional practice roles. 
  • Eligible for or current, practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Registration with BCCNM must be obtained prior to start date. 
  • Current certification in CPR.
  • Certification in Oncology or other relevant specialities is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and clinical experience with oncology populations and experience in teaching and program development. 
  • Strong facilitation skills, and an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Advanced practice as a nurse who demonstrates leadership through teaching, dissemination of research, and mentoring as well as modelling problem solving skills within a complex challenging environment and across the health care system with a wide variety of patients, practitioners, and others.

 You are able to:

  • Foster collaborative and effective working relationships to support nursing practice and ongoing development of staff and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.  
  • Participate as an effective member of an interdisciplinary care team.
  • Supervise and assess nursing practice, engage in performance discussions, and develop learning plans.
  • Identify opportunities that promote improved quality clinical care. 

You have:

  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Support team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Work collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Have commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


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.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


Job Type: Regular, Full-Time

Salary Range: $96,429 - $138,617. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 399 Royal Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630, or as operationally required

Requisition # 142719E



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



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). 


(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.


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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.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.



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