Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Nurse Practitioner – Complex Chronic Care Clinic, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients 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. Nurse Practitioners provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as members as the interdisciplinary health teams making referrals to specialist physicians as appropriate.

Nurse Practitioners collaborate with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities; develop and implement population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. As professionals, they participate in peer review and self review to evaluate the outcome of their services at the client, community and population level. They are responsible for their professional development and maintaining competence and registration as a nurse practitioner.

In this role, you will:

Diagnose and treat previously undiagnosed clients for undifferentiated diseases, illnesses and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice; order appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interpret reports of investigations and analyze information to monitor progress and plan treatment. As part of the multidisciplinary team, develop and implement treatment plans. Write orders for treatment and medications; make patient rounds as appropriate and monitor ongoing care; provides first line care in emergencies.
Establish priorities for management of health conditions; provide follow-up treatment; communicate with clients and families about health findings, diagnose and prognoses; support and counsel clients in their personal responses to diseases, disorders and conditions.
Collaborate and/or consult with physicians or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose client status. Accept referrals from, or make referrals to, physicians and other health professionals.
Prescribe drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures. Apply knowledge of pharmacology and evidence based practice in selecting, prescribing, administering and monitoring the effects of drugs to treat diseases disorders, conditions or injuries.
Participate in research contributing to improved patient care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health. Synthesize qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources about determinants of health; maintain population health focus by participating in and implementing evidence based screening and health promotion for populations at risk and implement population-based harm reduction strategies.

You hold:

Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Eligibility to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
A minimum of (4) years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience.

You have:

The ability to perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities.
The ability to define and articulate the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the NP is competent to provide health care services.
The ability to self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations. Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care and prognosis.
Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with nurses and other health professionals and disciplines using a variety of communication strategies.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead a team and work within a team.
Demonstrated the ability to transfer knowledge, teach coach and mentor others and the ability to implement and evaluate planned change.
The ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices and the ability to introduce education and evidence based research into practice areas.
Skill in assessing and recognizing population health trends and are able to plan and implement strategies for population based prevention and health promotion.
The ability to supervise others and evaluate the care they deliver as required.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

About Us

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW)is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre, BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BCW is a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate• Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

Regular, Full-Time
Monday to Friday, Flexible
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9

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