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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


The Clinical Nurse Educator utilizes evidence and learning theory to develop, facilitate and evaluate educational programs. The Clinical Nurse Educator acts as a research and clinical resource for nurses, nursing students and the interdisciplinary team in the regional centres and the Community Oncology Network. They collaborate with leaders including the Manager Clinical Services and Regional Nursing Lead, Clinical Nurse Coordinators, Clinical Nurse Leaders, Charge Nurses and community nursing leaders to ensure that the educational needs of nursing staff are met. The Clinical Nurse Educator supports the Clinical Nurse Leaders in their work to orient, mentor and support direct care nurses on a daily basis. 


The focus of the Clinical Nurse Educator is to support interdisciplinary orientation and education at the regional centres. The Clinical Nurse Educator also collaborates with centre leadership and educators in Radiation Therapy and Pharmacy to develop, facilitate and deliver interdisciplinary education at the regional centres and to provide provincially-designed, centre wide orientation and educational supports and programs on an as needed basis.

In this role, you will: 

  • Determine education priorities by completing learning needs assessments of individuals or groups in collaboration with the Manager/Clinical Nurse Leaders.
  • Develop and revise educational programs through a process of research, consultation education development monitoring and updating.
  • Deliver certification courses in topics such as Chemotherapy Care, Radiation Therapy Nursing, IV therapy, and Central Venous Catheter care to nurses by means such as preparing written materials, facilitating workshops and overseeing clinical practice sessions.
  • Organize and deliver agency-wide orientation sessions for new nursing employees as part of a network of Nurse Educators by means such as presenting clinical skills, practice tools and other related information.
  • Support Clinical Nurse Leaders to orient, preceptor, mentor and support direct care nurses/other staff in their clinical responsibilities.

You hold: 

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Three (3) years of recent experience in oncology nursing, including one (1) year of education and/or leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Completion of Oncology Nursing Certification is an asset. 

You have the ability to: 

  • Apply learning theory and evidence to teaching practices.
  • Establish educational priorities to meet identified program, organization and learner needs.
  • Implement education based on changing practices (i.e. Legislation and technology).
  • Utilize and demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Foster effective teaching and learning relationships.
  • Facilitate learning and create effective learning environments.
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in preparing appropriate learner environments.
  • Develop, utilize and evaluate clinical practice resources.
  • Develop and deliver teaching/learning modalities and education materials that promote evidence informed/best practice.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Provide leadership and work direction in a coaching/mentoring role.
  • Work independently in an organized and self-directed manner.
  • Problem-solve and effectively deal with conflict situations.
  • Conceptualize education from a provincial to regional focus
  • Utilize a wide variety of technology and software applications such as Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Physically perform the duties of the position.

If this sounds like you, apply now! 

About Us 

BC Cancer 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 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 is a program 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: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

BC Cancer is a program 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: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

  • 87417
  • Regular, Full-Time
  • Wage: $41.42 to $50.77 per hour
  • Monday to Friday; 0800 - 1600
  • 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

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