Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Umbrella Multicultural Health Cooperative is a member-driven, not-for-profit, community health centre (CHC). Our members are people who face language and cultural barriers accessing health care. Our mission is to provide practical access to affordable and holistic health care services that are appropriate in culture and language for those without access to health security.

We work with a Cross Cultural Health Broker (CCHB) Model. CCHBs are multicultural, multilingual health care workers who facilitate communication between patients, service providers and health and social service systems.

Umbrella Co-op CHC is located in Downtown New Westminster.

Working with an interdisciplinary team, with an understanding and commitment to the community health centre and CCHB model, the Nurse Practitioner will provide specialized comprehensive and longitudinal primary care to attached patients from self-identified populations of racialized immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers that Umbrella Co-op CHC serves. The interdisciplinary team currently comprises CCHBs, family physicians, pediatricians, MOAs, social determinants of health (SDH) worker and administrative staff. We are currently expanding our CHC and we will add other allied health professionals. The position will work with the Clinics+ program which operates in-office and virtually Monday to Friday, and the Mobile Clinic program which operates on Sundays throughout the Fraser Valley and virtually.

The Nurse Practitioner will work with the Clinical Lead and Clinics+ Coordinator, consultants and other team-members to develop, implement and strengthen Team-Based Care that values and optimizes scope of practice for each team member with clear channels of communication, that address social determinants of health. The Nurse Practitioner will play a leadership role to support Umbrella Co-op to provide patient-centered, trauma informed medical care to people, families and communities who experience language and cultural barriers accessing health services.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients, families and communities 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. The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to other health professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary team-based health care team, making referrals to specialist physicians, allied health care and SDH resources as appropriate.

We’re looking for a Nurse Practitioner with:
● Current practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
● Recent relevant clinical nursing experience
● Demonstrated understanding of social determinants of health and barriers faced by
racialized ethnocultural communities
● Experience working in a culturally diverse, community-based setting
● Fluency in one of the languages of the communities we serve is an asset

This is a permanent, full-time position of 35 hours per week, with weekend and evening work. Hourly wage range is $52.12 to $68.22, commensurate with experience, with extended health and dental benefits.

Vacation/ sick leave starts at four weeks.

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Resting on a hillside overlooking the Fraser River is New Westminster, the oldest incorporated city in British Columbia. Known as "The Royal City," it offers a wide range of attractions and amenities including fine period architecture, parks and recreational facilities, museums, live performance theatres and a public market. The Royal City is also just a short train ride away from Vancouver, and there are no shortages of new experiences to try or places to discover.

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