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Senior Practice Leader, Nursing Regional Operations

BC Cancer

Prince George, BC


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


You are a recognized leader in the field of oncology nursing, with a strong track record of advocating and educating for optimal cancer care. Through constant learning and teaching, you seek opportunities to support other health care and medical professionals in providing current, effective, and compassionate patient-centred care. You are ready for the challenge of supporting changes to cancer care at a provincial level, and professionally invigorated by the opportunity to teach nursing staff, hire and design roles for student nurses, and overall, making progressive change to BC Cancer programs. Take your nursing career a step beyond, in the beautiful landscape of Prince George, BC.


What you’ll do

  • Act as a resource and consultant for local, provincial and national planning in the area of direct and delegated care and management of complex oncology population in ambulatory settings as well as employing advanced clinical practice approaches at the program, organizational, community, provincial, national and international levels.
  • Advise the BC Cancer Leadership, physicians, nursing and other providers across and beyond the boundaries of the organization about issues related to the care of complex oncology populations in the ambulatory setting to promote optimum and effective resource allocation. Attend centre leadership meetings and actively participate in the discussion on potential changes. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of local, provincial, and national patient care standards and professional practice standards through mentoring, committee membership and organizational and cross organizational task forces and committees.
  • Develop and recommend program planning and practice guidelines for the Cancer Centre(s) that support best practices, improved client access, and efficient flow of clients across the care continuum by identifying current service delivery needs and future directions, reviewing current programs, consulting with Manager, Clinical Service using best utilization methods, developing and documenting implementation plans, presenting recommendations, and ensuring deliverables are on time and within mandate.
  • Promote evidenced-based practice and shares knowledge about current research and literature including innovation in practice, and management of community-based medically complex situations in pediatric populations. Establish opportunities to support staff in implementing evidence based practice and in clinical research endeavors and promotes and advances best practice through publications, presentations, and conferences. Implement, in consultation with Manager, Clinical Services and Senior Director, effective strategies for advancing autonomous professional practice within the regional centre that are consistent with the provincial nursing direction for BC Cancer and Professional Practice for PHSA.
  • Lead the learning and practice development of nurses within the centre. Plan, implement and evaluate appropriate educational programs based on ongoing needs assessment, in collaboration with educators and other professional staff. Review operational performance of nursing staff, evaluate nursing practice , apply appropriate and reliable assessment approaches and methods, develop plans to address gaps in practice, provide coaching and mentoring, and give feedback/recommendations in personnel matters including recruitment, termination, and handling of discipline issues.


What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters Degree in Nursing.
  • A minimum of five (5) years recent related experience in progressively senior leadership positions or advanced practice roles. 
  • Eligible for registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM) and hold current certification in CPR. 
  • Ideally the incumbent will demonstrate professional leadership by holding a certification relevant to the program area such as Oncology Specialty.


You will be able to:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and clinical experience with oncology populations and experience in teaching and program development. 
  • Fosters collaborative and effective working relationships to support nursing practice and ongoing development of staff and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. 
  • Possess strong facilitation skills, and an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Proven ability to participate as an effective member of an interdisciplinary care team. 

Relocation assistance may be available!  For more information regarding this position, contact Gurdeep Gill, Talent Acquisition Advisor at 


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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Regular, Full-Time
Location: 1215 Lethbridge Street, Prince George, V2M 7E9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0730-1530, 0800-1600, 0830-1630, as operations require
Requisition # 114272



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).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (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.



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