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Administrative Careers

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About Administrative Careers

Join BC Cancer, a provincial cancer program that is internationally renowned for excellence in clinical care and research. An administrative career with BC Cancer provides an incredible opportunity to work directly in a health care environment, interacting with patients, their families, and the medical and health care professionals who provide care and treatment.

Our administrative team members, including Medical Secretaries, Unit Clerks, and Receptionists, are key members of their health units. They have ongoing opportunities to gain medical knowledge and career skills, and directly support delivery of cancer care through management of schedules, supplies, orders, and compassionate communication.

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Career growth opportunities 

BC Cancer is growing with the planned expansion of additional cancer centres over the next few years. This means additional job opportunities as we continue to serve more patients from across B.C.

Career advancement

We offer ongoing training and education for our team members, including access to a Growth and Development Fund program for professional development.

Unit Clerk

Unit Clerk Careers

BC Cancer is hiring Unit Clerks for positions across British Columbia! Build your career and support patients' cancer journeys at one of our six regional cancer centres: Prince George, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Surrey, Victoria and Vancouver.

This key role supports admissions, referrals, medical records, processing of provider orders, and works closely with the clinical team, physicians, and external resources to support patient’s treatment plans. This role is crucial in the patient’s treatment plan and its execution.

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Unit Clerks are known for their keen observation, compassionate communication, and strong organizational skills. Their ability to envision new processes while prioritizing people is commendable. Amidst multiplying tasks, they remain composed and show unwavering kindness to colleagues, patients, and their families. 

Take advantage of career growth opportunities with leadership and education options, including supervisory and clerical educator roles for BC Cancer Unit Clerks. Enjoy an excellent work/life balance with Monday to Friday workdays and staggered starts to your day shift. 

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Training and Orientation

BC Cancer offers an in-depth orientation program and in-house training for Unit Clerks. Across our centres, all new Unit Clerks will receive technical onboarding, CST-training, in-clinic training, and orientation to your work site.

Thinking of continuing your education while you work? Ask us about paid education opportunities at select centres. Email for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

‎Relocation assistance is available to those who qualify, to support your move to British Columbia, Canada.

  • ‎Grade 12 graduation and working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Graduation from an approved Nursing Unit Clerk program
  • One year of recent, related experience or equivalent of education/training/experience

BC Cancer does not accept a MOA certification as a qualification for this role. Unit Clerks process doctors' orders and need to be able to interpret protocols and treatments. MOAs manage a broader scope of administrative work, as well as clerical/in-clinic support and basic bookings. 

BC Cancer Unit Clerks have the opportunity to work within our System Therapy Program, Radiation Therapy Program, Radiation/Medical Daycare Unit, Surgical Oncology Unit, Ambulatory Clinic, Research Labs and Clinical Trials department.


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"If you like a busy environment, you aren't afraid to communicate with staff and patients, keen on the small details [and are] self-organized…. If you are interested in making a difference in patients' lives, this is a job for you!"

– Sandra Lima, Nursing Unit Coordinator, BC Cancer - Vancouver

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