Specialty Nurse Practitioner

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Northern Health is seeking a full time Nurse Practitioner to provide medical services in Masset, BC - enjoy the peaceful island lifestyle!

Masset is situated along the shoreline of Masset Sound on Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, and is the largest village on the island. Major industries are logging, fishing and tourism. Masset provides services for a larger rural area with a population near 2,300 including Tow Hill (unincorporated) and Old Masset (IR). Incorporated in 1961, the Village of Masset (pop. 1,000) is the oldest of the islands municipalities.

The Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital is an eight bed facility (four acute and four long-term care) with a busy Emergency. Services provided are:
• General medicine
• Community Health
• Public Health
• Mental health

People from all over the world visit Masset to enjoy the areas of pristine beauty, rich sports including surfing, kite boarding, fishing and unique culture. As well, Masset is known for its endless hiking trails, magnificent beaches and exceptional birdwatching opportunities. World renowned artists hail from Masset and can be found at studios around the village and at our close neighbor, the Haida community of Old Masset.

• Top destination for pacific sport salmon and halibut fishing
• Whale watching tours
• Delkatla wildlife sanctuary is home to a vast selection of migratory birds
• Golfing with spectacular views of the Dixon Entrance

Quick Facts
• Average temperature ranges from 15°C (high) to 5°C (low)
• Learn more at www.massetbc.com
• Average house cost is $100,000
• Closest airport is Masset (ZMT)

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

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Masset

Masset is a friendly community located on northern Graham Island – the largest of the more than 150 islands that comprise the Haida Gwaii archipelago. It is one of Canada’s top destinations for sport salmon and halibut fishing. Whale-watching, hiking, camping, golfing, and birdwatching at the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary are other popular activities that residents and visitors can enjoy.

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