Registered Nurse (RN)
Canadian Cancer Society, Lodge
Full Time & Part Time positions available
Kordyban Lodge serves as accommodation for cancer patients who must travel for out-patient treatment and consultation. The lodge nurse supports and enables the mission of the lodges which is helping people through their cancer journey by providing a safe and comfortable environment where one can access support, become informed and connect with others in a home away from home.
1. Ensures a safe Lodge environment by:
- Adhering to established emergency procedures and safety practices;
- Identifying high risk and emergency situations and initiating appropriate action.
- Documenting unusual occurrences.
- Accepting accountability for management of Lodge as delegated by Lodge Manager.
2. Provides supportive accommodation by:
- Assessing residents and initiating referrals for intervention
- Following Lodge Policy regarding the role of nurses in the lodge.
- Providing residents and family health teaching and identifying support services available through the Canadian Cancer Society and the community.
- Communicate with the British Columbia Cancer Agency and community health professionals as appropriate.
- Reinforces resident self-care treatment plans from BCCA and other professionals as appropriate.
- Implementing and evaluating quality improvement initiatives.
- Following Lodge policies and procedures regarding referrals, admissions, transfers and discharges.
- Identifying self-improvement and CCS needs and engaging in activities to meet those needs.
- Facilitates resident access to other CCS support services.
3. Facilitates volunteers in promoting a supportive environment and helpful services within the Lodge by:
- Fostering good communication between staff and volunteers.
- Participating in training and orientation of volunteers.
- Acting as a resource, lending support, and providing guidance to volunteers daily.
- Seeking volunteer input regarding all aspects of Lodge operations.
- Acknowledging volunteer contributions.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
1. Knowledge relates to the initiatives, policies and goals of one functional area (Lodge Administrative Services) and primary knowledge of nursing.
2. This position also involves some understanding of more than one functional area and an:
- Understanding of departmental objectives, policies and reporting relationships
- Understanding of related activities/initiatives of other organizations.
3. Knowledge of inclusive dynamics related to economic, political and diverse populations.
4. Must have excellent “people” skills and positive outlook with ability to communicate well with populations in need and provide exceptional customer service.
5. Presents, explains or discusses information with others who have limited subject matter knowledge regarding details of the residents and of the Lodge building.
6. Must be able to discuss and communicate details of residents triage assessment to appropriate referral partners.
7. Must be able to problem-solve regarding Residents and Lodge building.
8. Demonstrating proficiency in desktop applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and job specific software (RDP, Moneris, FSP database, etc.).
9. CPR Level C certification required. (should we have this? I wonder if it leads us to have to ensure it is kept up to date and perhaps provide the training (this could be costly)
10. Experience in or knowledge of oncology recommended.
11. Flexible work schedule required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
12. Registered Nurse, licensed to practise in BC.
13. Minimum of two years Registered Nurse experience recommended.
14. Excellent computer literacy skills (Microsoft package). Experience with databases recommended.
Interested applicants please submit your cover letter and resume in one document no later than January 21, 2013.