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Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Nurse Practitioner

Abbotsford, Canada


Location: Abbotsford Hospice

Reporting to: Director, Clinical Program

Job status: Flexible options for casual up tofull-time 1.0 FTE (temporary contract with potential for renewal)

Compensation: Alignment of HEABC's community primary care network compensation model, starting at $72.56/hour


The Nurse Practitioner provides pediatricpalliative care for children with serious illnesses and complex conditions andtheir families across the health care continuum. The Nurse Practitioner withinCanuck Place Children's Hospice is an independent practitioner who contributesto collaborative inter-professional pediatric care to children and familiesthrough advance clinical practice, leadership, consultations, referrals,education and research. The Nurse Practitioner is accountable for thecomprehensive assessment of patients including diagnosing diseases, disordersand conditions; initiating treatment including health care management,therapeutic interventions and prescribing medications in accordance with thestatutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and CPCH policiesand procedures. Nurse Practitioners provide professional guidance to otherhealth professionals. The Nurse Practitioner provides inpatient care andcommunity-based services, reporting to the Clinical Program Director.

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  • Diagnoses and treats illnesses and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice, orders appropriate screening and diagnostic investigations, interprets reports of investigations and analyses information to monitor progress and plan treatment.
  • Prescribes treatment and medications within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures
  • Provides direct care and monitors ongoing care in the hospice and in families' homes.
  • As part of the interdisciplinary team, participates in patient rounds and collaborates with team members to develop and implement care plans.
  • Establishes priorities for management of health conditions; provides expertise in pain and symptom management, and ongoing care needs of children and families; supports discussions about serious illness and engages in advance care planning; coordinates care as appropriate
  • Promotes ethical decision-making and child/family advocacy.
  • Acts as an advocate, clinical resource, consultant, and role model for the provision of content, holistic and ethical pediatric palliative care for Canuck place children and families.
  • Provides consultation and education to inter-professional health care providers, community groups, and health care institutions regarding pediatric palliative care.
  • Collaborates and coordinates to facilitate complex care at transition points, including admissions/transfers between hospice, hospital and home. Collaborates with other community partners as needed to provide continuity of care based on the family's goals of care in conjunction with best practices of pediatric palliative care.
  • Maintains documentation of patient assessment, treatment and discussions and communicates information to team members and providers.
  • Provides input into the development, implementation and evaluation both of organizational and departmental philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures to ensure appropriate levels of care and cost effective use of resources.
  • Promotes excellence in clinical practice and patient safety through application of clinical expertise and principles of continuous quality improvement. Evaluates and analyses appropriateness of research for use in the clinical setting and participates and promotes dissemination of research finds and knowledge translation.
  • Understands and is able to apply the concepts of outcomes research; identifies research needs within the program or larger pediatric palliative care specialty. Collaborates with physicians, advanced practices nurses, and research team to develop research activities and lead or participate in research projects as appropriate
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.


Successfulcompletion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program with a Master's of Sciencein Nursing (MSN). Current or qualifies for registration as a Nurse Practitionerwith the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and have completed or beeligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).Minimum 5 years' experience in pediatric care and/or palliative care.


What youbring to the role:
• Models CPCH's quality of care standards and professional advancednursing practice
• Demonstratedspecialized pediatric and palliative care clinical knowledge. Expertise in painand symptom management, serious illness conversations with families.
• Knowledge of healthcare system and ability to collaborate across sectors and settings to supportcontinuity of care
• Excellent leadership,coaching, mentoring and team building skills.
• Strategic thinker withsound decision making, problem solving and evaluative skills.
• Excellent verbal andwritten English communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability tointeract and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, build effectiverelationships and resolve conflict situations with individuals at all levels.
• Effective change agentskills with ability to implement and evaluate planned change.
• Proven ability todevelop and sustain partnerships and work diplomatically and persuasively witha variety of stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability toprovide progressive and innovative approaches and solutions to gaps andchallenges.
• Able to criticallyassess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices;ability to introduce education and evidence based research into practice areas
• Demonstrated ability toplan, organize, set and successfully accomplish objectives
• Able to define andarticulate the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the NPis competent to provide health care services.
• Strong computer skillsincluding MS Office suite programs.
• Self identifieslearning needs and is a continuous, lifelong learner.
• Experience and comfortworking independently and as part of a larger team as well as in a hospice,hospital and home environments.
• Physical ability to dothe duties of the position and ability to operate related equipment

You have:
• High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment andobjectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitateand collaborative; sense of humor.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with highenergy, creative people.
• Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in achanging, ambiguous environment.

Please note:
• Evidenceof Health Canada approved vaccinations must be provided prior to your first dayof work.
• Flexibilityis necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening workand travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.


We understand that therecruitment process is not a one size fits all, our inclusion values andflexibility extend to your hiring experience. Canuck Place iscommitted to providing inclusive access and accommodations throughout theapplication and selection process. We are continuously working to improve oursystems, policies, and practices to ensure our employees, in all theirdiversity, can succeed. Should you require accessibility accommodation throughthe recruitment process, please let us know and we will work with you to meetyour needs.

Canuck Place Children'sHospice hires on the basis of merit and is stronglycommitted to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming andinclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenouspersons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people ofall sexual orientations, genders and gender identities, members of the2SLGBTQIA+ community.


Please submit your cover letter and yourresume. Thisposting will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for theirinterest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will becontacted.

Client-provided location(s): Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Job ID: Canuck_Place-217
Employment Type: Part Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Family Support Resources
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Some Meals Provided
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Pension
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Woman founded/led