Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

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

What you’ll do

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.

What you bring

Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Must be eligible 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.
An ability to perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities.
An ability to define and articulate the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the NP is competent to provide health care services.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Temporary, Full-Time (until January 2021)
Until position is filled
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number: 90213

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals 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, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Live and work in BC

Burnaby

With its pristine lakes, stunning botanical gardens, and grand parks, Burnaby pairs indoor and outdoor adventure flawlessly. Centrally located in the Lower Mainland, it is a perfect destination for exploring the great outdoors and the spirited Metro Vancouver. Housing the third largest shopping mall in Canada and the renowned Playground of the Gods, Burnaby is for outdoor enthusiasts and urbanites alike.

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