Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

The Oceanside Primary Care Network is seeking nurse practitioners to work at a clinic with a team of practitioners and other health providers to collectively deliver care to patients in the Qualicum Beach area. This clinic is set to open in October 2020.

The Clinic is part of the Oceanside PCN that operatives in partnership with the Central Island Division of Family Practice, Island Health, and First Nations Health Authority

This clinic located in Qualicum Beach that aims to provide low barrier attachment for any community members in the Oceanside area (Bowser, Nanoose Bay, Errington, Coombs, Parksville, and Qualicum First Nations) who currently do not have a primary care provider.

This position will be focused on offering timely comprehensive care to clients with chronic disease and mental health issues both in the clinic and in the community as needed.

In this service contract position the Nurse Practitioner will participate as a part of an inter-professional team that includes physicians, medical office assistants, registered nurses, social workers, pharmacist and behavioral health consultants and other allied health professionals.

NP-Primary Care Clinic attributes include:

• Implementing processes to ensure all people in a community have access to quality primary care and are attached to a primary care provider within their community

• Delivery of extended hours of care, including early mornings, evenings and weekends

• Delivery of same-day access for urgently needed primary care through the NP-PCC

• Delivery of comprehensive primary care services through a team-based care approach

• Collaborative and co-ordinated care with diagnostic services, hospital care, specialty care and community services for all patients

The nurse practitioner will participate in an after-hours call group, sharing after-hours coverage with other practitioners, to include physicians and nurse practitioners, at the clinic.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in providing longitudinal care for patients.

• Experience in family practice is an asset.

• Experience working autonomously in a clinic team-based setting preferred.

• Experience in team-based care is preferred.

• Ability to provide culturally safe trauma informed care.

Additional advanced skills and competencies will be considered with the goal of building a team of NPs with diversity in expertise. Some of these may include:

• Advanced prescribing (e.g. opioid agonist therapy, antiretroviral therapy)

• Advanced procedures (e.g. IUD insertion, advanced wound debridement)

• Advanced practice with specialty populations (e.g. seniors, pediatrics, Indigenous populations)

Required Qualifications:

• Full licensure with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professions (BCCNP)

• Eligible for Associate Privileges at Oceanside Medical Daycare, North Island Hospital Comox, NRGH

Remuneration:

Service contract; Ministry NP PCN service rate

Community Information:

Qualicum Beach is a quaint and unique coastal community that offers natural recreation, an enjoyable and relaxed lifestyle, and a temperate climate.

Walk along sandy beaches, or enjoy canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing and the beautiful natural attractions that Qualicum Beach has to offer. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, Qualicum Beach continues to welcome visitors to one of Vancouver Island’s favorite get aways.

On the Strait of Georgia on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island in the shadow of Mount Arrowsmith, this community has been a popular tourist destination, being near Victoria and Vancouver, as well as a retirement community. It is served by the Island Highway (the main northwest-southeast highway on the island), a daily train, an airport, and a nearby ferry to Lasqueti Island.

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Steeped in quaint British heritage and famous for its local arts, crafts and beautiful English gardens, modern day Qualicum Beach on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, offers residents and visitors alike a gentle countryside and seemingly endless, sandy beaches. Six provincial parks are located within a 30-minute drive from the town. The original Coast Salish settlers of this area knew it as “where the dog salmon run” - a wonderful place to fish, pick berries and dig for clams.

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