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Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Network in Chilliwack. Nurse practitioners within our Network have opportunity to practice autonomously and interdependently in diverse areas including: care across the life span, care for clients experiencing mental health and substance use needs, gender care, and care for clients experiencing persistent multiple barriers. Culturally safe and respectful care is an expectation and foundational component of our Primary Care Network and will be supported through ongoing educational and training opportunities.

Nurse Practitioners in Chilliwack are eligible for associate membership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and are included in all member events. Longstanding innovative and collaborative partnerships between Fraser Health and the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice support team based approaches to care with the client and family at the center of all that we do. We welcome Nurse Practitioners as valued members of our Network and value the skills and experience you will bring to our team and our community. Opportunities exist for 0.5FTE to 1.0 FTE.

Chilliwack is surrounded by opulent farmlands and majestic mountain vistas. Opportunities for outdoor activities abound and fresh, local and delicious food is always within reach. It is a growing community with family-oriented neighbourhoods, located in the beautiful Eastern Fraser Valley.

The Chilliwack & Fraser Health Rural primary-care networks are a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Fraser Health Authority, and the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice.

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 extended hours of care, including early mornings, evenings and weekends;

• 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 teams, to include maternity, inpatient, residential, mild/moderate mental health and substance use, and preventative care;

• co-ordination 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. Responsibilities would include:

• The responsibility and accountability for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions is key to this role.

• The ability to Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions, and employer policies and procedures.

• The opportunity to practice autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team while providing professional mentorship to other health professionals

• The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and other health providers to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients/clients/residents, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participates in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices.

• The position participates in peer review and self-review to evaluate the outcome of services at the patient/client/resident, community and population level.

Are you motivated to join us? We will be looking for you to have:

• Current provisional/practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)

• Relevant, clinical nursing experience

Professional/Technical capabilities will include your clinical knowledge and real passion for providing quality, compassionate care to motivate and inspire others.

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Surrounded by opulent farmlands and majestic mountain vistas, the growing community of Chilliwack is the backdrop for many outdoor activities such as fishing, white water rafting, hiking, kayaking, and golfing. Its mild climate creates ideal conditions for its family-oriented neighbourhoods, as well as its thriving agriculture industry; wherever you go in Chilliwack, fresh, local and delicious food is always within reach.

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