Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Network
Position:0.5 FTE; permanent-part time. Contracted position

Bring your extensive clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Network in Rock Creek, BC. The Kootenay Boundary Primary Care Network (PCN) is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Interior Health, the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice, and the Ktunaxa and Syilx First Nations. Primary Care Network attributes include:

● processes to ensure all people in a community have access to quality primary care and are attached within a PCN;
● provision of same-day access for urgently needed care through the PCN or an urgent primary care centre;
● provision of comprehensive primary-care services through networking of primary-care providers and team, to include pre and post-maternity, mild/moderate mental health and substance use, and preventative care;
● coordination of care with diagnostic services, hospital care, specialty care and specialized community services for all patients and with particular emphasis on those with mental-health and substance-use conditions, those with complex medical conditions and/or frailty and surgical services provided in community;
● Be part of a cohesive team where each provider has their own unique role and scope in the provision of patient care and you work together to make sure that the patient’s needs are met in the most effective way possible. We provide the opportunity to practice autonomously and interdependently within the context of a limited interdisciplinary health care team which will hopefully grow, and potentially providing professional mentorship to other health professionals.

We will be looking for you to have:

● Current practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
● Passion to work in a collaborative care team.
● High level of skill and extensive experience in the full range of primary care delivery as in the NP scope of practice.
● Skills and passion.
● 2+ years of NP experience in primary care settings, serving the entire spectrum of a population’s primary care needs.
● Passion for serving the residents of a defined rural/remote region and their specific care needs.

Rock Creek:

Located in Boundary Country on Highway 3 between Osoyoos and Midway, this community of 300 residents was once a gold and silver mining 'boomtown', which over the years has settled into an economy that revolves around agriculture and forestry.

Like all small towns, the businesses are locally owned and operated, while many other professionals live in the area and travel for work. Businesses include farm and industrial supplies, golf course, antique shop, fruit stand, restaurants, accommodations, pub/hotel, convenience store and more.
The local medical society owns and maintains the medical clinic, which is located on a 3 acre lot overlooking the Kettle River. The society is well-funded and organized; they handle all business aspects of the practice including staffing and all overhead allowing practicing physicians to focus solely on treating patients. The lower half of the building provides a space for all community members to take part in programs including: preschool, parenting, senior's activities, counseling and others.

Recreation and culture
Rock Creek is home of the Dewdney Trail; a Kootenay to Coast direct link that was once used by prospectors and Government officials, and the Kettle Valley Railway; also used as a Kootenay to Coast connection. The Trans Canada Trail also runs through Rock Creek and is very popular with locals and visitors alike. The area is rich with reacreational and historical sites used for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, mountain-biking, golfing, and horseback riding. 2 events of note that the community hosts at the end of summer are the Rock Creek and District Fall Fair, "the biggest little fair in BC", and the Sky High Blues Festival.

Rock Creek is situated at the Junction of Highway 33 and Highway 3. It is 18km west of Midway, 50km east of Osoyoos and 135km south of Kelowna.

Population: 300

Population Served: 3,000

Health Services: Community Clinic, Boundary Hospital (in Grand Forks)

Education: Local preschools and elementary. High school students bussed to nearby Midway.

Economy: Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism and Ranching.

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Rock Creek

Located in Boundary Country on Highway 3 between Osoyoos and Midway, the town of Rock Creek is rich with recreational and historical sites used for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, and horseback riding. Two events of note that the community hosts at the end of summer are the Rock Creek and District Fall Fair, "the biggest little fair in BC", and the Sky High Blues Festival. A short drive from the border, Rock Creek is also a convenient location for those who wish to visit the United States frequently.

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