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Registered Nurse (RN), Palliative Complex Care Unit - Burnaby Hospital

Burnaby, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $41.42 - $59.52 / hour
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Join our collegial-spirited team at Burnaby Hospital as we build for the future of health care in Burnaby.


The Burnaby Hospital redevelopment project is a multi-phase project that will transform the hospital into a modernized medical and surgical health care campus. Phase one is slated to open in spring 2025 and phase two in 2030.


Highlights of the two-phase redevelopment project include:

  • Expanded Emergency Department with additional treatment spaces
  • New health care pavilion with 83 beds to support maternity, neonatal intensive care, medicine and mental health patients
  • New operating rooms, procedure rooms and recovery spaces
  • New acute care tower with 160 beds
  • New medical imaging department
  • New integrated BC Cancer Centre


Burnaby Hospital plays an essential role to those living in the community by delivering a variety health care services. Services and specialties include emergency medicine, intermediate-level critical care, medical imaging, internal medicine, hospitalist medicine, geriatric medicine, neurology, gastroenterology, palliative, psychiatry, oncology, outpatient clinics, and an extensive surgery program with anesthesia, orthopedics, general surgery, ENT, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, urology and plastics specialties.


We are committed to staff wellness and planetary health and have active working groups to support these initiatives. In addition, we value career advancement and offer professional development and education opportunities.



Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations,and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.


Our team of nearly 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.


We are currently looking to fill a Part Time opportunity for a Registered Nurse (RN), Palliative Complex Care Unit at Burnaby Hospital located in Burnaby, BC


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Joining the Fraser Health team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.


Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.


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Detailed Overview

Provides and coordinates care to assigned patients in an interdisciplinary Palliative Complex Care Unit setting consistent with current Standards of Professional Practice as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and the established nursing policies, standards, philosophy, vision, purpose and values of Fraser Health.

  1. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for assigned patients admitted to the designated Palliative Complex Care Unit; utilizes a patient-centered, culturally sensitive approach to evaluate actual or potential problems and/or strengths; plans and performs appropriate interventions and evaluates outcomes in an inter-disciplinary setting.
  2. Collects patient information from a variety of sources using skills of observation, communication and physical assessment to enable the provision of appropriate nursing care; writes timely and accurate reports of relevant observations including patient and family teaching and evaluation of nursing care.
  3. Consults and collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary health care team about patient care; participates in interdisciplinary conferences and partners with patients and families whenever possible to develop an appropriate plan of care.
  4. Acts as an advocate to protect and promote the patient's rights to autonomy, cultural competence, respect, privacy, dignity and access to information.
  5. Participates in quality improvement activities and research by identifying patient care issues and collecting data; provides input into the development, implementation and evaluation of program goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  6. Participates in the evaluation of patient care programs, techniques, standards and procedures by providing feedback about effectiveness and patient care outcomes.
  7. Participates in the orientation and ongoing education of nursing staff and students by providing information and acting as a preceptor, as appropriate.
  8. Maintains a safe environment for patients, families and staff by adhering to established safety and emergency practices and procedures.
  9. Participates as an active member on nursing and hospital committees and councils for improvement of patient care and/or work environment.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduation from an approved school of Nursing. One (1) year recent acute medical/surgical nursing or acute palliative care experience, plus completion of a certificate in the designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of the scope of practice of other health care disciplines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the field of palliative care.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply clinical knowledge in practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and deal with emergency situations and make appropriate clinical decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with patients/families living with and dying from advanced illness.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and troubleshoot in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


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