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Clinical Coordinator I, Patient and Family Counselling Services - BC Cancer - Victoria

Clinical Coordinator I, Patient and Family Counselling Services

BC Cancer

Victoria, BC


The Clinical Coordinator, Patient and Family Counselling Services, reports to the Provincial Director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program and works in conjunction with the Provincial Director and the Regional Clinical Coordinators, in providing a province wide approach for clinical services, education, community engagement and research in psychosocial oncology.  Develops evidence based practice and programs, and is involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical services in the regional program. Supervises up to and including eight (8) Health Sciences Professional FTEs and provides clinical direction and evaluation of assigned staff. Performs clinical, educational, community engagement, research and administrative duties.


What you’ll do


  • Implement and coordinate the psychosocial oncology program on a Regional level by developing annual goals and objectives in conjunction with Provincial Program priorities for the provision of services to patients and families.
  • Provide clinical supervision and consultation for Patient and Family Counselling staff. 
  • Prepare work schedules and other operational duties, ensuring adherence to the appropriate collective agreement.  Approve vacation and leave applications; approve time records for submission to payroll.
  • Recruit staff and conduct performance appraisals.  In conjunction with the Provincial Director, Psychosocial Oncology Program and Human Resources staff, participate in progressive disciplinary action as required.
  • In conjunction with the Provincial Director, Psychosocial Oncology Program, develop and monitor the budget for Patient and Family Counselling.
  • Collaborate with the Provincial Director and Regional Clinical Coordinator, Psychosocial Oncology Program in the development, implementation and communication of evidence based provincial psychosocial practice standards, guidelines and procedures and clinical tools.
  • Work in conjunction with the Provincial Director to develop and maintain centre professional standards regarding training, staff education, quality management, workload, patient care, and research. 


What you bring


  • Master’s degree in a social sciences discipline relevant to the job from a recognized program, such as Social Work, Counselling Psychology, or Clinical Psychology.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a medical or interdisciplinary health care setting, including two (2) years in an administrative/supervisory position, or an equivalent combination  of education, training, and experience deemed appropriate by the Agency.
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in an oncology setting is preferred.
  • Eligible for registration with designated professional regulatory body or association..

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to establish effective liaison with members of the interdisciplinary team, the host hospital, community agencies and the public.
  • Knowledge of community, social and health care programs.
  • Ability to use computerized systems and statistical software applications such as SPSS.
  • Planning skills necessary to develop, manage and evaluate effective clinical programs.
  • Expertise in research design, statistics, psychosocial research methodologies and measurement
  • Leadership skills necessary to provide clinical direction and consultation to staff.
  • Ability to organize work, establish and meet priorities and be self-directed.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Skills in CPR techniques.

You 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 
Wage: $39.85 - $49.83 per hour
Location: 2410 Lee Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600, 0830-1630
Requisition # 142076E



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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