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Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Reach is a non profit, community health centre, with a locum position that encompasses our Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC).

The nurse practitioner working will provide primary care within a team-based care model. They will be expected to manage the entire range of acute primary care problems usually presenting to a family physicians office, including minor procedures such as suturing wounds, splitting injuries and responding to acute psychiatric or substance withdrawal scenarios. They will be comfortable with resuscitating and stabilizing patient whose acute medical needs exceed the capability of the unit while awaiting transfer to an emergency room.

While the nurse practitioner will work along side and together with family physicians, it is expected that NP’s will form the mainstay of continuity of care and service provision in the REACH UPCC.

As such the NP’s will have added responsibilities in maintaining safe systems of follow up care por patients seen previously by both NP and physician no longer on site when the results of further investigations become available. The NP will provide client and family-centered care through a trauma-informed approach and evidence-informed practice. They will be expected to provide professional guidance to other health professionals in the team and participate autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health team.

They will be responsible for empowering and supporting the team to make decisions, creating a highly engaged team. They will unlock the full potential of employees by providing consistent feedback that will inform evaluation framework.

There is an opportunity to work flexible hours, on evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:

- Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)

- Recent relevant clinical Nurse Practitioner or prior Registered Nurse experience

- Current CPR-HCP Certification essential

- Training and experience in the delivery of Opioid Agonist Therapy or willingness to obtain same shortly after post essential

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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