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 for Kitwanga near the Hazeltons, in the Northwest 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 a BCCNP 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

Great benefit packages and pension

Unmatched work-life balance

Four season, endless outdoor adventure

Offered through the Federal and BC Government “Loan Forgiveness Programs”,

The Hazeltons (there are three - Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton) are located 290 km (180 miles) east of Prince Rupert and 60 km (45 miles) west of Smithers on the Yellowhead Highway 16. Hazelton, also known as ‘Old Hazelton’ is located on the banks of the Skeena River about 7 km off Highway 16. Adjacent to the town, where the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers meet, is the site of the world famous ‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum.

The District of New Hazelton is located in Northwest British Columbia and is situated between the Bulkley River and the stunning Roche De Boule Mountain Range. The area’s natural beauty and pristine wilderness has made New Hazelton a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Hazeltons (The)

The Hazeltons (including the Village of Hazelton, the District of New Hazelton, several unincorporated areas and a number of First Nations Villages) are situated in northern British Columbia amidst the rugged Rocher de Boule Mountain Range. Known as the “Totem Pole Capital of the World,” the area boasts a friendly pioneer town atmosphere and colourful streetscapes reflecting a rich history. Spectacular scenery, aboriginal culture and wilderness recreational opportunities characterize the Hazelton lifestyle.

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