Specialty Nurse Practitioner

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Nature knows no limits. Neither should your career.

Sometimes you have to make a bold move, leaving behind the everyday to join an organization that’s truly different. If you’re looking for outstanding career opportunities and enjoying an outstanding quality of life, you owe it to yourself to choose Northern Health in beautiful Northern British Columbia.

Northern Health is seeking a Nurse Practitioner for an exciting opportunity to join the medical staff in Dawson Creek, in the Northeast region of British Columbia.

We invite you to join our team as we build healthier communities and develop a network of outstanding healthcare professionals.

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.

Check out what else you can expect by choosing Northern Health!

Amazing annual education allowance

Generous relocation packages

Northern living allowance in rural communities

Great benefit packages and pension

Unmatched work-life balance

Four season, endless outdoor adventure

Loan Forgiveness Programs - Offered through the Federal and BC Government

The rolling foothills of the Northern Rockies surround Dawson Creek where the sky is always blue and there is something to offer everyone. The quality of life in Dawson Creek is like nothing you have ever experienced before. There is no long commute to work and no one is in a rush. For most people the commute is two or three minutes and they go home at lunch time. Time after work is spent pursuing some of the many outdoor activities.

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Dawson Creek

Known as the "Mile Zero City" because it marks the start of the Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek is surrounded by rolling hills and prairies and home to a campus of the Northern Lights College. Built on the stability of agriculture and a strong sense of community spirit, Dawson Creek’s main industry is agriculture and it is known province-wide for its honey. There are many recreational activities to enjoy year round here, such as skiing, golfing, hiking, canoeing, and fishing.

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