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Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN), Specialized Pediatrics - PainCare 360, BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
13 days ago
Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN), Specialized Pediatrics - PainCare 360

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC

The PainCare 360 Clinical Nurse Specialist is an exciting new role that is comprised of Research, Quality improvement and policy development. This role will promote pediatric pain research and quality improvement for BC Children's Hospital and throughout the province. The Clinical nurse specialist will support the development of the Children's comfort collaborative as well as knowledge creation and translation for the province. This leadership role will have team members reporting directly to them.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist, is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to such care. The CNS works within the organization's leadership framework to foster, facilitate and takes a trauma-informed, psychologically safe, anti-racist, family centered approach to achieving the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provides expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluates nursing practice and contributes to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Functions as clinical leader in a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence-based research. Works collaboratively with Professional Practice leaders, acts as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum, and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provides leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Works collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Professional Practice leaders, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and other members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move specialty practice forward at the organization, regional, provincial and national levels.

What you'll do
  • Exemplify and promote excellence in nursing by providing trauma-informed, anti-racist, psychologically safe, family-centered, advanced-practice nursing expertise and clinical support to the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Develop and implement standards, clinical practice guidelines and other processes that support excellence in service delivery and are consistent with provincial and national guidelines and accreditation requirements.
  • Lead the design and implementation of integrated systems and processes to promote the development of competent staff, support professional and clinical practice and enhance collaborative working relationships across the continuum of care.
  • Lead the development of quality assurance programs within clinical area and collaborates with Operations and Practice Directors to report and recommend the implementation of research with impact to initiatives on nursing practice and job content, staff allocation, training and performance, and budgetary planning.
  • Conduct research that is focused on identifying and/or incorporating best practices and evidence-based care to foster the development and implementation of strategies designed to optimize excellence in patient/client care and the health system.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate clinical and educational programs relating to the delivery of patient care with the specialty area.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members using effective coaching techniques, mentor staff, support performance evaluations, enable developmental opportunities, participate in recruitment activities and make final hiring decisions in collaboration with leadership team.
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to assist graduate and undergraduate students develop a thorough understanding and skilled use of advanced nursing practices and related competencies.
  • Collaborate in the development and promotion of clear guidelines, performance standards and effective processes to assess competencies of staff and students and facilitate continuing development of nursing and allied health professionals in compliance with professional standards as well as codes of ethics.
  • Provide input into budget evaluation to ensure the budget enables attaining clinical practice requirements and meeting professional standards while remaining in the confines of environmental and resource constraints.

What you bring


  • Master's degree in Nursing or in Leadership or equivalent. A minimum of five (5) year's recent related experience working in a designated clinical specialty and/or health care setting in a progressive leadership role.
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification in designated clinical specialty or membership in related provincial, national and/or international professional association(s) designated clinical specialty is preferred.
  • Current CPR certification including Pediatric Advanced Life Support and ACLS or equivalent.

You will also have
  • Demonstrated ability to both practice and lead in a trauma-informed, psychologically safe, anti-racist, patient and family centered manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally consult to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to proficiently provide and vigilantly evaluate education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others.
  • Demonstrated ability to skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identify/develop discipline specific standards for teaching and education.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively lead the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and direct staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships and enables decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability of advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Salary Range:
$102,938 - $147,974/year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1600
Requisition #

** For details about this role including relocation assistance eligibility, please contact Brianne McKaughan, Talent Acquisition Advisor for more details: ***

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of February 7, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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