Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

The Western Communities Primary Care Network is seeking a nurse practitioner to work with a team of practitioners and other health providers to collectively deliver care to patients in the AVI Health Centre Westshore (“AVI”) and Eagle Creek Medical Clinic (“ECMC”).

This is a combined position amongst these two different care teams in the same community, with 0.5 FTE with the High-Complexity Care Team at Eagle Creek Medical Clinic and 0.5 FTE with the practitioners at AVI Health Centre in the West Shore. The Nurse Practitioner who works in this role will work collaboratively with these clinics and practitioners to arrange their schedule to ensure continuity of patient care for these highly complex patients.

At AVI, the nurse practitioner will provide primary care to a focused population of patients with an active substance use disorder;

At ECMC (HCCT), the nurse practitioner will provide primary care to highly complex, resource-intensive unattached patients in Esquimalt, View Royal, Colwood, Metchosin, Langford, Highlands, Sooke, Juan de Fuca Coast and First Nations communities of T’Sou-ke, Scia-new, Pacheedaht, Songhees and Esquimalt.

Acting as the most responsible primary care provider, in this service contract for 1.0 FTE (0.5 FTE AVI and 0.5 FTE ECMC), there is a requirement for the practitioner to establish a minimum patient panel between the two clinics.

After hours’ care for patients is inherent in the services. The nurse practitioner will participate in after-hours call groups, sharing after-hours coverage with other practitioners, to include physicians and nurse practitioners, at these clinics. Schedules are managed mutually amongst the practitioners to ensure availability and continuity of care for patients.

Remuneration:

Service contract; Ministry NP service rate

Qualifications:

• Full license/registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)

• Eligible for Associate Privileges at Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals; privileges possibly at other facility/long term care sites to be determined.

• Experience with medically complex patients experiencing mental health and/or mobility challenges;

• Experience in highly complex acute care environment;

• Experience with Opioid Agnostic Therapy (OAT) services and harm reduction;

• Experience in team-based care;

• Qualified to prescribe Suboxone/Methadone

Community Information:

Victoria, British Columbia’s scenic capital, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and enviable quality of life, this is an ideal place to pursue your medical career and create the kind of lifestyle only dreamt about. Few areas in the world can match BC’s scope of outdoor activities, with Vancouver Island offering everything from skiing and snowboarding, to golf, and world-class fishing. With Victoria’s temperate climate, its rich heritage and vibrant cultural scene, it provides the very best of urban and rural living.

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