Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join the Primary Care Clinic in Chetwynd. The successful candidate will join 5 family physicians and nursing and support staff.

The new Chetwynd Primary Care Clinic boasts over 6000 square feet of nature-inspired design, harmonizing with the facility’s natural surroundings. It contains 12 exam rooms, office space and 1 procedure / CPR room with AED. Services provided in the clinic include:

• Public Health Nursing

• Home & Community Nursing

• Home Support

• Aboriginal Liaison

• Mental Health and Addictions

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.

To be successful, you must be eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), have completed or be eligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), and have recent relevant clinical nursing experience.

At Northern Health we offer:

• Full scope primary care in a supportive team based environment

• Amazing annual education allowance

• Generous relocation packages

• Great benefit packages and pension

• Unmatched work-life balance

• Four season, endless outdoor adventure

• Loan Forgiveness Programs offered through the Federal and Provincial Government

Chetwynd lies in the foothills of the Eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains and is the natural transportation hub of the Peace River Country. The area is rich in oil, gas, and timber, and the local resources and manufacturing industries reflect these assets. Other major industries in the area are ranching, tourism and the service sector. The population of Chetwynd is 2600, with a trading area of 8000. There are 3 elementary schools, 1 secondary school and a Northern Lights College campus. Affordable housing, where you can live on acreage only minutes from town, makes Chetwynd an ideal choice for a career move. Chetwynd also has a vibrant arts community and is famous for its annual International Chainsaw Carving Championship!

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Chetwynd

Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northern British Columbia is the charismatic town of Chetwynd, famous for its chain saw carvings. The carvings are displayed throughout the town and parks, and were carved by artists who come from across the world to participate in the Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship. Chetwynd's climate and diverse surrounding landscapes supply many outdoor recreation opportunities including rock climbing, curling, swimming, and snowboarding.

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