Careers

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is an exceptionally rewarding place to work.Canuck Place careers collage

 

Join our dedicated, compassionate, interdisciplinary team. For over two decades, staff have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Canuck Place is looking for talented, committed individuals to help us make a difference as we continue to grow through our two provincial locations – Vancouver and Abbotsford. Be part of an innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

Canuck Place offers a generous benefits and vacation package as well as a variety of health and wellness programs, including onsite massage, yoga, and meditation sessions.

Here is what some of our staff say about working here:

“As a pediatric palliative care nurse, my work is hard, but I work in the most magical place. Dreams happen, wishes are fulfilled, and families heal.” – Nursing staff member

“Working at the Hospice has its emotional challenges, but the sense of purpose and fulfillment makes it all worthwhile.” – Facilities staff member

“I love that the CEO has a ‘Be Kind’ sign on her door.” – Human Resources staff member

Current Opportunities

Registered Nurses - Vancouver and Abbotsford

Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time positions, Temporary Full-Time and Part-Time positions, and Casual

CPCH nurses assess, plan, provide and evaluate respite and palliative nursing care to children with life-threatening illnesses; assist with teaching staff and children and families; and support research in accordance with the CRNBC Standards for Nursing Practice in B.C. and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice philosophy, mission, vision and values. As we expand our services to Abbotsford, we will be looking for permanent full-time, part-time and casual RN’s to join our incredible team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Using a framework for nursing practice, assess children and families needs; collects and compiles data; identifies problems, develops, communicates, implements and evaluates care plans consistent with the interdisciplinary plan in a consistent manner.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of the care plan by observing and reporting symptoms and conditions of the child, consults with interdisciplinary care team, children and families to discuss revisions to the care plan which meet the changing needs of the child.
  • Identifies children and family learning needs and incorporates teaching into the care plan and nursing interventions.       Explains policies, procedures and care plans to children, families and staff.
  • Consults with the interdisciplinary team and other staff regarding children and family needs.
  • Maintains children’s records by noting observations and care provided; prepares reports at shift end or as required.
  • Promotes children and families advocacy by ensuring children’s rights are understood and respected.
  • Participates in care conferences, family team meetings, and rounds and reports observations, problems and changes in children and families conditions.
  • Participates in the development of policies, procedures and standards for clinical practice.
  • Provides input into developing and/or revising policies, procedures and standards related to the role/department.
  • Participates in the on-going development and support of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Uses resources appropriately to ensure cost effective quality care.
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, other staff and visitors.
  • Collects data for the workload measurements, nursing audits and incident reports.
  • Participates in quality control activities/programs.
  • Participates in orientation and ongoing education for a variety of staff and students by acting as a resource person, teacher and role model.
  • Participates in committees and meetings which have an influence on clinical practice such as the Practice Committee.
  • Participates in educational activities in order to enhance knowledge and skills required for practice.
  • Participates in approved research projects by collecting date, answering questionnaires and assisting in clinical trials.
  • Responds to changes in practice that reflect research findings relevant to care.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduate from a recognized nursing program at the baccalaureate level supplemented with two (2) years recent pediatric and/or palliative care nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated clinical competence.
  • Knowledge of both pediatric and palliative care principles.
  • Good computer skills including MS Office (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability, availability and willingness to work various/rotating shifts including days, nights and weekends as required.
  • Demonstrated team player and ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct/train/orientate others.
  • Ability to effectively identify problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to operate related equipment and devises.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position, which includes lifting, transferring and moving children in a safe manner.

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by Friday, March 16, 2018. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

 

Director, Volunteer & Support Services - Vancouver

With a New Year and a fresh lens, we are continuing our search for the right candidate to join our team as Director, Volunteer & Support Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, as a collaborative member of our Senior Leadership Team (SLT), you will participate in setting the organization’s strategic direction and developing departmental operational plans. In addition to leading and overseeing the Volunteer and Support Services (Food Services and Housekeeping) teams you will play an integral role in participating in our provincial expansion of programs and services which includes planning an in-home volunteer program to support children and families, and the opening of respite beds at our Abbotsford Hospice in May 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Ensures volunteers, housekeeping and food services employees are integrated into the CPCH program culture and operations and meet the organizational requirements and needs of the children and families.
  • Oversees the operations of the volunteer program, food services and housekeeping by providing leadership, management and coaching and mentoring;
  • Ensures department and organizational needs are met regarding equipment, supplies, staffing, training, etc. Monitors and assesses services on an on-going basis by soliciting feedback and making changes to ensure organizational needs are met.
  • Supports and provides guidance where necessary regarding recruitment supervision performance management, and training and development of staff and volunteers.
  • Recruits and selects volunteers for all areas of the Hospices including the Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT). Actively works with the VLT to strengthen the overall volunteer program.
  • Provides advice and guidance and assists with troubleshooting concerns and challenges related to volunteers and support services staff and their relationships with children, families and the CPCH interdisciplinary teams.
  • Develops and evaluates volunteer orientation, continuing education and training programs for volunteers and staff. Conducts post training interviews and makes changes as necessary.
  • In collaboration with other departments, provides leadership for the volunteer component of special events including the Gift of Time, and Gift of Love galas, the Adventure Race and CPCH family events.
  • Works with respective SLT members to identify needs and develop volunteer programs including Community Partnership Ambassadors; In-home Volunteer Support; and Volunteer Mentorship to meet the needs of the organization and of the children and families we serve.
  • Develops and manages the Volunteer, Housekeeping and Food Services departmental capital and operating budgets.
  • Develops, maintains and revises policies related to Volunteers & Support Services.
  • Establishes and maintains networks in the community to enhance and strengthen the profile of the Volunteer Program and CPCH.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A recognized degree in a related field and completion of a recognized Volunteer Management Certificate supplemented with a minimum of five years in a related, progressive management role or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A successful track record of engaging, leading and motivating staff and volunteers, with experience developing and managing budgets is an asset. Knowledge of licensed health care facility food services and housekeeping standards including infection, protection and control (IPAC) is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong strategic thinking skills and demonstrated proactive approaches in meeting organizational requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of volunteer management best practices, approaches and processes.
  • Strong management, leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and plan activities in order to achieve strategic outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children and families in sensitive situations.
  • Experience developing, implementing and delivering training and educational programs.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
  • Superior interpersonal, written and verbal English communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships, including suppliers, community partners, stakeholders, donors, etc.
  • Highly adept at identifying, analyzing, and resolving problems in complex relationship situations using facilitation, consensus building and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work diplomatically, persuasively and respectfully with a variety of stakeholders.

Expanded services includes the operation (opening) of beds for respite care for children and their families at our new hospice in Abbotsford (Dave Lede House – DLH), home visits by advanced practice nurses, bereavement support, counselling and recreation therapy.

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position requires occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]. Deadline for applications is February 16, 2018. Please specify ‘Director, Volunteer & Support Services’ in the subject line of your email and indicate where you first heard about the position.

Please note that candidates with lesser experience may be considered at a Manager level. For the Director level only, this position offers a salary range of: $90,000 to $98,000, based on a 37.5 hour work week.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted. Candidates who have previously applied, need not reapply.

Personal Care Aide

Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Permanent Part-Time (0.5 FTE)

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, the Personal Care Aide ensures safe, quality care while performing care duties relating to feeding, personal hygiene, music and recreational therapy activities, accompanying children and families on outings, and some clinical duties. Candidates must be available to work days, evenings, nights, and weekends, and should be available on short notice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides personal care to children with bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, skin and hair care; assisting with toilet needs; and lifting and transferring children.
  • Assists with meals by serving and feeding designated children.
  • Assists with a child’s exercise routines.
  • Safely utilizes mechanical aids, such as wheelchairs, lifts, and stretchers.
  • Performs tasks, as delegated by the nurse, such as obtaining urine specimens, administering non-sterile dressings, checking skin for ulcers and for skin integrity, following standard procedures and protocols.
  • Monitors children and reports observations, problems, and any behavioural, physical and cognitive changes to the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Accompanies children and families on outings and during social activities, as required.
  • Assists with recreation and music therapy activities.
  • Performs some clerical duties, such as typing, answering the telephone, and counting petty cash.
  • Charts pertinent information in the child’s chart.
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, other staff, and volunteers.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, supplemented with graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience and be registered with the BC Care Aid Community Health Worker Registry.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Good English communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in children.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with children and families.
  • Good computer skills, including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Clear and valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence is required.

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by Friday, March 2, 2018. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

Unit Clerk

Unit Clerk
Permanent Part-Time (0.4 FTE)

The Programs & Services Clerk performs a variety of clerical/administrative functions including typing, filing, answering telephones, faxing orders, etc. and assists the nursing team with basic patient care needs as required. As well, provides clerical support to Bereavement, Intake and Telehealth.  In collaboration with the Nursing Coordinator and nursing team, maintains the clinical team’s shift schedule. Please note that this position will be based out of the Vancouver location, with opportunities for additional hours at the Abbotsford location.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides clerical support to nursing staff including answering phones, typing letters, preparing presentation materials, filing, making up charts, etc.
  • Prepares and faxes weekly orders for and picks up medical and pharmacy supplies.
  • Prepares and faxes weekly orders for oxygen supplies.
  • Assists nursing team with activities of daily living and needs of children.
  • Maintains various binders, including “Preventative Maintenance”, “Memo”, etc.
  • Participates in care conferences and clinical rounds and reports observations, problems and changes in children’s condition. This includes taking minutes at clinical rounds and other designated meetings.
  • Assists Nursing Coordinator with recruitment and orientation of Personal Care Aides (PCAs).
  • Prepares nursing team availability and clinical on-call schedule for the Nursing Coordinator’s review, and follows up as required.
  • Maintains petty cash for the clinical team on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for equipment maintenance in coordination with BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) Bio-Medical Technician and other contractors.
  • Prepares post-mortem package and sympathy cards for families on CPCH program.
  • Coordinates and organizes Telehealth conferences.
  • Maintains children’s charts, records data information, arranges flights and other related intake functions.
  • Performs payroll functions/recording/tracking related to the clinical team to assist the Payroll Coordinator with payroll cut-off dates and input.
  • Conducts hand hygiene audits and related tasks according to CPCH IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control) policies.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, supplemented with a minimum of one year related office experience. A medical terminology course and/or medical office experience is preferred. Experience in a similar environment (e.g. health care, non-profit) is an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, diverse and emotionally sensitive environment.
  • Calm, pleasant demeanor, particularly in the face of distractions and stressful situations.
  • Strong knowledge of office practices and procedures and business correspondence.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle fluctuating priorities and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to multiple enquiries and requests for information in a timely manner.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships and interact with individuals at all levels, including staff, volunteers, children and families, donors and stakeholders in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as a collaborative member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Well versed in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), good data entry and typing skills.
  • High level of accuracy, coupled with a keen eye for detail.
  • Clear and valid BC driver’s licence is required.
  • Access to a vehicle is required.

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by Friday, March 2, 2018. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

Development Coordinator, Corporate and Community Partnerships: Fraser Valley Region

As an integral member of the Development Team, the focus of this role is to generate annual revenue through building relationships and supporting activities in the Fraser Valley region. You will be focusing on corporate partnerships of $1,000+ and support the cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships while developing employee engagement initiatives.

The incumbent will identify and actively engage school and youth groups to enhance and grow our Kids 4 Kids Program. You will also support Community (third party) fundraising events and bring your organizational skills and community insight to enhance our CPCH hosted events.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assists with solicitation for programs and special events, including developing and writing proposals and stewardship reports.
  • Contributes to prospect identification and tracking
  • Coordinates prospect and donor meetings, proposals and funding requests.
  • Executes regional elements of CPCH Donor Relations plan including Corporate Days of Service, and the review and verification of corporate and community donor recognition lists.
  • Coordinates CPCH Fraser Valley partner, stewardship events, and cheque presentations.
  • Correspond and liaise with community event organizers to provide support, collateral materials, volunteer coordination, and event speakers.
  • Represent Canuck Place within the Fraser Valley at networking, community events and external committees.
  • Schedule and conduct hospice tours with prospects and donors, as required
  • Track and report relationship management activity on Raiser’s Edge database system
  • Provide support to Development Manager, as required
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

The successful incumbent will possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline, coupled with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a non-profit/fundraising environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels Experience in the creation and execution of corporate partnerships and school campaigns.
  • Public presentation skills an asset
  • Strong attention to detail (specifically with spreadsheets, timelines and database management)
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player and establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally
  • High degree of discretion, initiative, resourcefulness and thoughtfulness in the decision making process
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and the ability to be flexible around changing priorities
  • Strong computer skills including excellent Microsoft Office skills. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or a comparable database is an asset
  • Clear and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by Friday, March 9, 2018. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

 

Please check back frequently for new postings.

If you do not see a position that matches your skill set, feel free to email your resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]. Please note the position you are seeking in the subject line of the email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for a position will be contacted.

Resumes are kept on file for six months.

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