Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology

Vancouver Coastal Health (North Vancouver BC, Canada) 28 days ago
Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology Work Site: Chemotherapy, Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) - North Vancouver, BC Status: Casual Start Date: As soon as possible Salary: $35.53 - $46.65 per hour Hours: Various Reference#: 135321-rro

Come work as a Registered Nurse in Oncology with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse with certification in Oncology to support the Chemotherapy and Oncology departments at Lions Gate Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

As a Registered Nurse in Oncology with VCH you will:

  • Provide nursing care to patients undergoing Chemotherapy.
  • Enhance the quality of life of the patient/family.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers.
  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in your nursing practice.
  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • 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.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNP’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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