Oncology Clinic Nurse

3 months ago(10/11/2017 4:06 PM)
Job ID
Job Type
Temporary part time
Cancer Program
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description


Temporary Part Time Oncology Clinic Nurse – Palliative Care
Approximately until February 3, 2018


Monday-Friday - Days – 7.5 hour & 4 hour shifts - Days and Evenings




The Palliative Care Oncology Clinic Nurse, as a member of the interdisciplinary team, participates collaboratively in the assessment, development and implementation of the palliative plan of care. She/he triages internal referrals to the service and to the community, supports the patient in the out patient PSM clinics, and acts as a resource to the interdisciplinary team. This position will liaison with the inpatient palliative care and community palliative care teams to support inpatient admissions and community discharges as appropriate. This position may provide some cross coverage to the inpatient PSM team, as well as support other oncology clinics within the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. The position will participate actively in the OCSMC project to use standardized tools and care plans that will improve the quality of patient care. She/he will participate in the implementation and evaluation of program activities and participate and/or support both education and research activities.



• Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Three to five years recent experience in palliative care nursing
• Successful completion of an approved Oncology Certificate Program - preferred
• Advanced certification as an oncology specialist; Canadian Nurses Association certification as a Certification in Hospice Palliative Care –CHPCN(C) or enrolled to write exam in the next 6 months.
• Demonstrated experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team
• Working with a variety of computer systems and software applications
• Participation in education and clinical training programs
• Experience in telephone nursing support
• Good attendance record
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of:
• Oncologic disease processes and pain and symptom management
• Patient assessment
• Principles of oncology and palliative care/pain and symptom management nursing
• Empathy with patients and family members
• Supportive and palliative care issues
• Therapeutic communication techniques
• Principles of adult learning
• Principles of continuous quality improvement
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Interdisciplinary teamwork
• Ability to work independently as well as within an interdisciplinary team


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