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 Fort St. John, 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 practises 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 have 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

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

Fort St. John is known as "The Energetic City," which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, and the vitality of their residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much. Fort St. John sits high above the spectacular Peace River Valley, Northwest of Dawson Creek and Southeast of Fort Nelson, where endless patchwork quilts of cropland melt into the horizon. Serving an area population of 69,000, Fort St. John is the hub of the Northeast with a new cultural centre and library, theatre and art space. The main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction and trucking.

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Fort St. John

Fort St. John, known as "The Energetic City" due to its resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, is located on a plateau in the Peace Region of northeastern British Columbia. Being the cultural and commercial centre of the region, Fort St. John offers a rural lifestyle with modern conveniences such as shopping and entertainment. Recreational opportunities in the area include cross-country skiing, fishing, hockey, boating, hiking, camping, hunting, and curling.

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