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Research Nurse - BC Children's Research Institute & UBC Faculty of Medicine

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Bring your passion for nursing to BC Children's Hospital where it can flourish. We're the centre of pediatrics in BC and are known for our excellence in patient and family centred care. We know nurses are key to our success, and as a pediatric teaching hospital, we are committed to helping you continually grow your practice through on-site professional development and our renowned preceptor program. Join our high-functioning multidisciplinary team, skilled at both the art of caring and the science of healing in our unique workplace.

Success Profile

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

  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Curious
  • Responsive
  • Team player


BCCH is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialty health care services to British Columbians. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence. They include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, and Serve with purpose.


  • "I help make your very worst day of your life, bringing your child to the emergency department a little bit lighter. A little bit better. Or at least to help to make you feel just a little bit more comfortable in a really scary situation."

    ~ Michelle, RN, emergency department
  • "People would be surprised at the patient connection that you do get [in the operating room]. There's a misconception that there's not a lot of involvement with the patient, because they are asleep for most of the procedure, but during the time that you are with them, it's quite a deep connection, and it's very, very rewarding."

    ~ Vanja, clinical nurse educator, operating room
  • "We have such a great team... in my nursing career I have never been exposed to a team like this where communication, support, resources, and interdisciplinary teamwork is at this level. And it's something that I don't know I would ever be able to leave."

    ~ Jason, RN, pediatric intensive care unit
  • "Frontline staff is all about making connections with the patients, primarily teenagers and children, also the families, really making deep connections with them over time."

    ~Patrick, RN, child and youth mental health

Benefits and Perks

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Defined benefit pension program

  • Continuing education

  • Professionaldevelopment

  • Leaves including maternity, parental and education

  • Flexible scheduling

Job Details

Established in 1988 at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCHRI), the Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC) is jointly supported by BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia. The VEC brings together researchers from diverse backgrounds to work together towards a common goal of optimizing immunization programs and improving our understanding of vaccines.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected research community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute.

The Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC) is seeking a Research Nurse for a series of vaccine-related studies, including clinical trials.

This is a field level position for those nurses who have a minimum of one year vaccine clinical trials experience and excel at all field tasks. They will conduct a wide range of general nursing activities relating to the clinical trials performed by the Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC).


  • Duties are performed according to operating procedures, Clinical Trials (CT) protocols, Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines, Health Canada Division 5 regulations, Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Code Federal Regulation (CFR) 51 regulations (where applicable) and VEC policies.
  • Decisions are made for routine nursing such as appropriateness of immunization (ie contraindications or delays) and basic eligibility determination.
  • All non-routine decisions concerning eligibility and/or immunization etc. are made in consultation with the CT coordinator, or the investigator in the coordinator's absence.


  • Registered Nurse with BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCN)  
  • Minimum of one year experience

Research Nurse

BC Children's Hospital Research Institue & UBC Faculty of Medicine, Pediatrics

Temporary Part Time (until September 15, 2020)

$33.90-$48.84 per hour

Vancouver, BC

Closing date for applications: September 23rd, 2019

*** To apply go to:

For more information, please contact Jennifer Mark :

All positions in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children's Hospital require a Criminal Record Check (CRC). A pre-employment CRC is required as part of the recruitment process and any offer of employment is contingent pending positive results of the CRC.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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