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Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

The Nexus Primary Care Clinic, located in Nanaimo BC, is looking for Nurse Practitioners to join our team as we build healthier communities and develop a network of outstanding healthcare professionals. Set to open in mid-May 2020 the clinic is operated by the Nexus Patient and Community Care Society in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Island Health and Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC, and will adopt the attachment protocol for PCNs to ensure the attachment gap is addressed. In this service contract position the Nurse Practitioner will work as part of a cohesive team with their own unique role and scope in the provision of patient care, working collaboratively to make sure that the patients ‘needs are met in the most effective way possible.

The Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Clinic models the attributes of:

◾ Inter-professional team

◾ Nursing philosophy of care informs all healthcare service provision

◾ Patients will be attached to a most responsible provider within the clinic

and will have access to other care providers most appropriate to meet their

health needs

◾ Same day access

Some outreach is expected

Responsibilities include:

• Comprehensive assessment of patients including diagnosing

diseases, disorders

and conditions

• Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic

interventions and

prescribe medications

• Provide medical coordination and participate in multidisciplinary

team planning for the

ongoing health needs of patients

• Participate in the development and operation of a team based practice wide

program

that may include:

- Health promotion/Disease prevention

- Illness prevention

- Chronic disease management

- Specialty care of specific populations (e.g. frail elders,

terminally ill, pregnant

patients, children)

• Clinical teaching/preceptorship

• Clinical administrative services, including:

- Health care/service planning activities including participating in planning of

longterm health care delivery goals for practice

- Participation in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the

service (e.g. participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews,

chart reviews, and incident report reviews, quality improvement activities).

Additional Information:

0.5 FTE Available

Start Date:

To Be Determined

Community Information:

Nanaimo, an exciting urban community with a breathtaking waterfront, provides

an opportunity to enjoy an active exciting lifestyle with a multitude of year-round

recreational opportunities including golf, mountain biking and walking trails,

kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing, or dive to explore three artificial reefs

created by wrecks sunk in the harbour. In winter, both downhill and crosscountry

skiing can be enjoyed at Mount Washington, just 1.5 hours north. This vibrant,

growing city of 97,000 boasts its own symphony and theater, offers

postsecondary education at the Vancouver Island University, is just 15 minutes by

seaplane to downtown Vancouver and a short drive to Victoria.

Terms

Live and work in BC

Nanaimo

The bustling harbour city of Nanaimo is fondly referred to as the “gateway to Vancouver Island.” Boasting a diversified economy, the city is a regional centre for technology, manufacturing, tourism, retail, health, and government services. Nanaimo offers an attractive quality of life with a family-oriented culture, friendly people, and stunning views. Its residents and visitors enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, biking and swimming, as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.

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