Registered Nurse (RN), Palliative Complex Care Unit - ARHCC

City Abbotsford
Job ID 2022-15850
Nursing - (RN) - Medicine
Posting Date
1 year ago(5/9/2022 8:00 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0715-1915; 1915-0715
Days Off
Palliative Care
Salary at Time of Posting
$36.23 - $47.58 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.


Our team of 43,000 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.


Effective October 26, 2021 all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (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 individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

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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