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Registered Nurse - Oncology - Chemotherapy & IV Room - Peer Support Mentor - CST Project

Registered Nurse - Oncology - Chemotherapy & IV Room - Peer Support Mentor - CST Project

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Please note that we are accepting late applications from qualified internal candidates. 


Job Title: Registered Nurse - Oncology - Chemotherapy & IV Room - Peer Support Mentor - CST
Work Site: Squamish Hospital
Status: Temporary Full Time 
Start Date: APR 03, 2018 until approximately July 31, 2018
Salary: $33.40 - $43.84 per hour
Hours: 0800-1600
Reference#: 102308-bmc



The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project is one of the largest health care projects in British Columbia's history. It is a joint undertaking between Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority and Providence Health Care to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems. This is an exciting project that will deliver key benefits for our patients, health care providers and health organizations. We are looking for Nurses to join us for the first phase of implementation at VCH sites including Lions Gate Hospital and the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

In these roles you will be trained to serve as peer mentors to front-line clinicians on the new Cerner clinical information system as well as providing coverage to enable unit staff to attend training for the new system.You’ll be part of the first group to learn and use the new system and be able to share your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues before implementation at your own sites! 


CLOSING DATE:  When filled.



Within the context of a patient and family centred care model, and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC) standards of professional practice, Code of Ethics and the established mission, vision, values, objectives and policies of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, North Coast/Coast Garibaldi Service Delivery Area, provides nursing care to patients undergoing Chemotherapy and working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the patient/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care givers. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.



  • Current practicing registration with the College Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC).
  • Graduation from an approved school of nursing plus
  • Two years previous related experience supplemented by courses in the care of cancer patients or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Hospital.
  • Oncology certification required.


  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of CRNBC's standards for nursing practice.
  • Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of drugs used in a Chemotherapy environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a Chemotherapy environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the physiological and behavioural aspects of cancer illnesses.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage Chemotherapy care.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to sudden emergencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, patients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing accurately, concisely, and clearly.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach patients and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques
  • Skill in techniques appropriate to cancer care nursing.
  • Skill in the use of monitoring and support equipment.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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