Specialty Nurse Practitioner

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Nurse Practitioner - Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

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.

The conditions within the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice; orders appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment. As part of the multidisciplinary team, develops and implements treatment plans. Writes orders for treatment and medications; makes patient rounds as appropriate and monitors ongoing care; provides first line care in emergencies.

In this role, you will:

Establish priorities for the management of health conditions; provide follow-up treatment; communicate with clients and families about health findings, diagnoses 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 statuses. 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 implements population-based harm reduction strategies.
Participate in interdisciplinary staff, including NP & nursing, education and professional development through case presentations, mentoring, role modeling and facilitating the exchange of knowledge in the classroom, the clinical setting and the community; fosters effective health care partnerships.

You hold:

Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
The eligibility to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
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.
The ability to communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and prognosis.
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 ability to transfer knowledge, teach coach and mentor others; ability to implement and evaluate planned change.
The ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices; ability to introduce education and evidence-based research into practice areas.
Skills in assessing and recognizing population health trends; 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 Mental Health & Substance Use Services is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

The 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.

Reference #82808
Temporary, Full-Time (until January 2021)
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630

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