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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 an agency 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: Patients first • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose. 



Clinical Coordinator II, Patient and Family Counselling Services
Reference # 65033
Regular Full Time
Wage: $37.60  to $46.88 per hour

BC Cancer, Vancouver Centre

Vancouver, 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 more than eight (8) Health Sciences Professional FTEs and provides clinical direction and evaluation of assigned staff. Performs clinical, educational, community engagement, research and administrative duties.


Example of Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Implements and coordinates 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.
  • Provides clinical supervision and consultation for Patient and Family Counselling staff. 
  • Prepares work schedules and other operational duties, ensuring adherence to the appropriate collective agreement.  Approves vacation and leave applications; approves time records for submission to payroll.
  • Recruits staff and conducts performance appraisals.  In conjunction with the Provincial Director, Psychosocial Oncology Program and Human Resources staff, participates in progressive disciplinary action as required.
  • In conjunction with the Provincial Director, Psychosocial Oncology Program, develops and monitors the budget for Patient and Family Counselling
  • Collaborates with the Provincial Director and Regional Clinical Coordinators, Psychosocial Oncology Program in the development, implementation and communication of evidence based provincial psychosocial practice standards, guidelines and procedures and clinical tools.



Education, Training and Experience

  • 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 years of experience in a medical or interdisciplinary health care setting, including two 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.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills necessary to establish effective liaison with members of the interdisciplinary team, the host hospital, community agencies and the public.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community, social and health care programs.
  • Expertise in research design, statistics, psychosocial research methodologies and measurement
  • Demonstrated ability to use computerized systems and statistical software applications such as SPSS.
  • Demonstrated planning skills necessary to develop, manage and evaluate effective clinical programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills necessary to provide clinical direction and consultation to staff.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, establish and meet priorities and be self-directed.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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