Registered Nurse - Cancer Care

  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • London, ON, Canada
  • Jul 19, 2018
Part time Nurse

Job Description

Cancer Care Treatment Units 

The Chemotherapy Suite has 33 chair/bed care spots and the Oncology Day Unit has 7 chair/bed care spots located within the London Regional Cancer Program at the Victoria Hospital site of LHSC.  Nurses receive extensive specialized education in the administration of chemotherapy, safe handling of cytotoxic agents and managing patient related care. Nurses care for patients with central lines, those requiring transfusions and other cancer related medications and infusions. The Oncology Day Unit services patients requiring care/treatments associated with their illness and chemotherapy/clinic visits. Team work is essential in this fast-paced and challenging environment.

Cancer Care Clinic Services

Located on Level 2 of the London Regional Cancer Program at the Victoria Hospital Site of LHSC.  The clinic has four outpatient clinics where patients are seen in consultation related to their cancer diagnosis and are assessed for treatment and follow-up care.

Oncology Nurses are a core component of patient care in the clinics. Nurses provide assessments, patient teaching, telephone consultations, and offer support and guidance to both patients and their families. Exceptional communication and time management skills allow them to adapt to a continuously changing and challenging environment.

Cancer Care Adult Inpatient

Cancer Care Adult Inpatient is the adult oncology inpatient unit of the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP). Care consists of assessment and treatment including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, brachytherapy, radioisotope therapy, blood and bone marrow transplantation, symptom management and some palliation


  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course:  BLS-HCP(C) for which you can provide proof upon request
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
  • Current experience (within the last two years) in acute care medical, radiation, and haematology,  oncology nursing preferred
  • Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Oncology (CON(c)) preferred
  • Ability to obtain Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Oncology (CON(c)) within 3 years
  • Demonstrated competency in administration of chemotherapy and safe handling of cytotoxic agents within the past 2 years preferred
  • de Souza Institute, Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provincial Standardized Course preferred
  • Two years recent adult oncology nursing experience in either inpatient or ambulatory setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Venipuncture, IV starts, Vascular Access Devices  
  • Demonstrated competence in cancer symptom management and nursing management of oncological emergencies
  • Demonstrated proficiency in problem solving, in setting priorities and managing multiple demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessment and decision-making nursing skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in patient/family teaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a team member
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Evidence of commitment to self directed learning
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles of patient family centred care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

London Health Sciences Centre fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all employees are guided by LHSC's Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct.

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect.  LHSC encourages applications from persons with disabilities and we are committed to providing accommodations upon request.