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Registered Nurse – Permanent, Casual

Position: Registered Nurse

At Kamloops Hospice Association our mission is to enhance the quality of life of persons and their families facing death and bereavement through skilled and compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care in the setting of the individual’s choice. We serve with Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respectfulness and Tenderness.

Term of Employment:    Permanent, Casual

Benefits: Competitive wage structure

Hours of Employment:  Days, Nights, and Weekends, 12 hour shifts  –A minimum of two shifts per month is required


Job Description

As a member of the Kamloops Hospice team, the Registered Nurse (RN), preferably with palliative experience, provides direct care and support to patients and families. The RN will take the lead in providing excellence in palliative care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards.


  • Collaboration with other team members to provide high quality patient-centered hospice/palliative care for patients and their families
  • Cooperatively participating with the patient, family and the Hospice team to develop and implement patient and family plan of care
  • Providing ongoing patient assessment and evaluation of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs
  • Supervising Health Care Assistants and volunteers, and providing professional support to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Consulting and collaborating with other health care professionals and participating in patient review rounds with multidisciplinary team members
  • Administration of medications, managing basic to complex wounds, catheter insertion (and managing PICC lines, feeding tubes, ostomies and other medically provided devices at times)
  • Documenting relevant information in a timely and accurate manner
  • Being a positive role model for other staff, patients and families
  • Actively participating in direct patient care and housekeeping duties alongside other members of the care team
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Clinical Leads 


  • Current BCCNM registration or able to receive same
  • Current knowledge of best practice requirements for basic nursing tasks and skills, including but not limited to medication administration, foley catheters, prevention and maintenance of pressure and other wounds
  • Knowledge about and committed to the Hospice philosophy of care
  • Willingness to participate in educational advancement within the palliative care field
  • Availability to actively participate in team meetings and quality improvement activities
  • Awareness of own strengths, limitations and biases in emotionally sensitive situations, and able to react calmly and effectively
  • Flexible, able to work in a new and changing environment, and to promote progressive and innovative thinking as well as team based patient centered care
  • Have knowledge of and be sensitive to religious, ethnic, cultural and personal diversity
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and the ability to deal with people in crisis in a calm, mature and non-judgmental manner
  • Able to maintain the feeling of peace and comfort in the Hospice Home
  • Preference will be given to individuals with hospice/palliative care experience

“Amazing to see it in person”: Kamloops teen checks out what her $19K in fundraising bought for hospice

“Amazing to see it in person”: Kamloops teen checks out what her $19K in fundraising bought for hospice

By Dylana Kneeshaw

Jun 14, 2022 | 4:17 PM

KAMLOOPS — After Cassie McNutt raised more than $19,300 this past winter for Kamloops Hospice, she was finally able to see what her charitable efforts bought.

McNutt is a 15-year-old high school student in Kamloops, and hosts an annual charity drive for hospice — with an impressive Christmas light display at her family’s home in Dallas.

After this most recent fundraiser, Kamloops Hospice was able to purchase two patient ceiling lifts.

‘It’s really close to home’: 15-year-old raises more than $19,000 for Kamloops Hospice

‘It’s really close to home’: 15-year-old raises more than $19,000 for Kamloops Hospice

By Amandalina Letterio

Jan 5, 2022 | 4:17 PM

KAMLOOPS — Fifteen-year-old Cassie McNutt handed a big cheque of $19,303.00 to Kamloops Hospice Wednesday (Jan. 5) morning.

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Kamloops Hospice unveils new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building

Kamloops Hospice unveils new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building

Image Credit: CFJC Today

Oct 20, 2021 | 4:35 PM

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops Hospice Association has opened the doors to its new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building.

The idea came from a Kamloops couple, Jeff and Joan Glaicar, who spent a lot of time at hospice while they were saying goodbye to their dear friend Joanne.

“She was young. She had two children. My wife helped her children throughout the journey, which was a 10-year journey with brain cancer,” Jeff Glaicar told CFJC News.

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Support for Kamloops Hospice in its time of need

Support for Kamloops Hospice in its time of need

Aug 5, 2021 | 4:55 PM

KAMLOOPS — Two local businesses are collaborating to fundraise for Kamloops Hospice.

Geisbrecht and Associates has partnered with DW Builders to host its second annual drive-thru donation event where donors can give money, gift cards, and other items posted to the hospice Facebook page.

“It was the first time I could just feel this absolute relief,” said Marilyn Geisbrecht, owner at Geisbrecht and Associates.

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