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Early Palliative Integration into Cancer Care (EPICC) Coordinator - BC Cancer

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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


  • 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.


  • "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

BC Cancer seeks to improve patient care by creating a new model of care, through the integration of palliative care earlier in the patient journey of those with non-curative cancer. Reporting to the Provincial Director, Supportive Cancer Care. The EPICC Coordinator will work closely with the EPICC Project Manager to coordinate the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and overall success of the EPICC pilot at Vancouver and Prince George regional centers. The EPICC Coordinator is responsible for knowledge exchange, information dissemination and education for key stakeholders including the public, internal center staff, and project team members, Supports team efforts with internal and external partners to improve the project objectives and deliverables.

In this role, you will:

  • Actively support the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and quality improvement activities of the EPICC pilot project by collaborating with the EPICC Project Manager, project team and center staff, ensuring adherence to project protocols and timelines and in accordance to the EPICC project charter.
  • Collaborate with center staff to identify and analyze information and knowledge related to current workflows and implement related workflow changes.
  • Guide the establishment of pilot participants/patients, lead in troubleshooting implementation issues related to staff, education and/or technology. Lead staff with the dissemination of information and education related to pilot implementation.
  • Work in collaboration with the inter-professional health care, attend meetings and in-services, review team policies and procedures, and provide input/recommendations to the manager and/or other team members regarding efficiencies of processes/procedures in relation to work duties with a view to ensuring streamlined, effective client/family-centered practices.
  • Assist in the development and collection of project evaluation indicators. Contribute to the implementation of effective processes to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies, and monitor risk throughout the life cycle of the project.

You hold: 

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or in Health or Social Sciences.
  • A minimum of three (3) years recent related experience participating in, developing and leading new initiatives or experience in a project, administrative or business support role in a health, social services, government or community organization.

You have:

  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with others.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • The ability to work under time constraints.
  • The ability to work within an environment of changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated the ability to learn.
  • The physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Qualities including creativity and innovation; sound judgment; tact and diplomacy; ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a demanding and dynamic environment; sound negotiation, conflict management and consensus-building skills.

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.

  • 87259
  • Temporary, Full-Time
  • Monday to Friday; Daytime Hours
  • 750 West Broadway, Vancouver

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