Specialty Nurse Practitioner

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PRIMARY CARE NETWORK OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Network

Location: Multiple positions within the Coquitlam area

Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Nurse Practitioner for the Primary Care Network (PCN) in New Westminister, BC.

The Fraser Northwest PCN are a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Fraser Health, the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice, and Kwikwetlem First Nation. PCN attributes include:

• processes to ensure all people in a community have access to quality primary care and are attached within a PCN;

• provision of extended hours of care, including early mornings, evenings and weekends;

• provision of same-day access for urgently needed care through the PCN or an urgent primary care centre;

• provision of comprehensive primary-care services through networking of primary-care providers and teams, to include maternity, inpatient, residential, mild/moderate mental health and substance use, and preventative care;

• co-ordination of care with diagnostic services, hospital care, specialty care and specialized community services for all patients and with particular emphasis on those with mental-health and substance-use conditions, those with complex medical conditions and/or frailty and surgical services provided in community;

Be part of a cohesive team where each provider has their own unique role and scope in the provision of patient care and you work together to make sure that the patient’s needs are met in the most effective way possible. Responsibilities would include:

• The responsibility and accountability for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions is key to this role.

• The ability to Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions, and employer policies and procedures.

• The opportunity to practice autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team while providing professional mentorship to other health professionals

• The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and other health providers 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.

Are you motivated to join us? We will be looking for you to have:

• Current provisional/practising registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)

• Relevant, clinical nursing experience

Professional/Technical capabilities will include your clinical knowledge and real passion for providing quality, compassionate care to motivate and inspire others.

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