Specialty Nurse Practitioner

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Do you want to be part of an extraordinary opportunity to help lead a unique service delivery model in a rich First Nations culture in one of the most beautiful geographical areas in Canada?

We are recruiting for a full time Nurse Practitioner for the Coast Tsimshian Primary Care Team. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a collaborative partnership between four Coastal First Nation communities, First Nations Health Authority and Northern Health.

Join a highly motivated community facing inter-professional Mobile Primary Care Team, which consists of two physicians, two Nurse Practitioners, a Mental Wellness Worker, Occupational Therapist and Primary Care Assistant. This will embed primary care services in the communities to address Indigenous health. The team will be expected to be responsive for in-community emergencies when on-site.

You will be based in Prince Rupert with the rest of the Primary Care Team with scheduled visits for in-community service delivery to the four Northwest First Nations communities of: Gitga’at (Hartley Bay), Lax Kw’alaams (Port Simpson), Maxtakxaata (Metlakatla) and Gitkxaahla (Kitkatla). The rest of your time will be spent travelling to and from communities collaborating on team based care intervention, delivery and to support the communities remotely with service delivery from Prince Rupert.

The Coast Tsimshian Primary Care Team will be connected to and supported by the Prince Rupert Primary Care Network to deliver care that is comprehensive, responsive and as close to home as possible.

Video link/telehealth technology is enabled with access to consultation specialty services and linkage to other health professionals.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions. The Nurse Practitioner initiates treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to other health professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making referrals to specialist physicians and others as appropriate.

To be successful you must be eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing and Midwives (BCCNW), have completed or be eligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and have recent relevant clinical nursing experience.

At Northern Health we offer:
• Full scope primary care in a supportive team based environment
• Amazing annual education allowance
• Generous relocation packages
• Great benefit packages and pension
• Unmatched work-life balance
• Four season, endless outdoor adventure
• Loan Forgiveness Programs offered through the Federal and Provincial Government

Prince Rupert is a small marine-based port city with one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences on Northwest BC's Pacific Coast. It's also a popular stop on various Alaskan cruises. Located 721 km (447 miles) west of Prince George on Highway 16, Prince Rupert is the land, air, and water transportation hub of British Columbia's North Coast, and home to some 12,815 people. The city is located at the mouth of the Skeena River, surrounded by Chatham Sound and many small, uninhabited islands. The area is perfect for exploring and discovering the fascinating history and customs of local First Nations people.

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Prince Rupert is the largest city in northwestern British Columbia and a gateway to the Queen Charlotte Islands, the famed Inside Passage and smaller towns in the area. Amidst fjords, rain forests, lagoons, and sandy beaches, Prince Rupert is surprisingly cosmopolitan with all the modern conveniences of a larger city, including a performing arts centre, restaurants and a lively nightlife. The area is also perfect for learning about the history and customs of local First Nations people, and one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences.

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