Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking Nurse Practitioners for the newly announced Urgent Care Centre in Quesnel, BC.

The Urgent Primary Care Centre will be located at the Community Health Services site at 543 Front Street, offering appointments to patients including the frail elderly, those with mental health and substance use needs as well as patients without a family physician. There will be drop-in spaces for those who require urgent care but do not need the emergency room.

Health-care providers at the centre will be connected with a variety of services and programs, making it easier for patients to receive follow-up care and access to other services they may need. For example, the Urgent Primary Care Centre will make sure seniors are connected with appropriate community supports to help them safely stay at home longer.

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.

Education and Experience

- Completion of BCCNP approved Master’s degree level nurse practitioner program.
- Successful completion of both the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) examination and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
- Eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
- Recent relevant clinical nursing experience.

Northern Health offers:

• Competitive compensation package
• Comprehensive Benefit package
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Outstanding Relocation package for qualified positions
• Employer Paid Vacation
• Employee Referral Program

Live and work in BC

Quesnel

In a quiet valley, surrounded by beautiful green mountains and lush forests, is the community of Quesnel. With a rich history tied to the Gold Rush era, Quesnel comes to life each year in the celebration of “Billy Barker Days” featuring more than 100 sporting events, rodeos, and stage shows. The community atmosphere promotes family time, personal interests, and career development. Commute times are short, world-class recreation is available in your backyard, and the community prides itself on its regular family-friendly events.

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