Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to work in Fort St. James and the nearby First Nations Village of Tl'azt'en.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions. The Nurse Practitioner initiates treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to other health professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making referrals to specialist physicians and others as appropriate.

The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients/clients/residents, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participates in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. The position participates in peer review and self review to evaluate the outcome of services at the patient/client/resident, community and population level.

To be successful you will have completed an approved Master’s degree level nurse practitioner program and a successful completion of both the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) examination and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). You must be eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and have recent relevant clinical nursing experience.

*Northern Health gives you the option of completing the OSCE within the first year of employment as a Nurse Practitioner.

Northern Health offers:

• Competitive compensation package

• Comprehensive Benefit package

• Municipal Pension Plan

• Outstanding Relocation package for qualified positions

• Employer Paid Vacation

• Employee Referral Program

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Fort St. James

The prosperous city of Fort St. James is a National Historic Site located on the southeast shore of Stuart Lake, one of B.C's largest lakes. Boasting one of the oldest and most successful forestry industries in the province, Fort St. James is surrounded by mountains and a 300-kilometre network of forests, lakes and rivers. Fishing and boating are favourite pastimes for residents here as is skiing.

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