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Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

The Ministry of Health has announced a new initiative to help improve patient attachment in BC. They have created Nurse Practitioner (NP) funded positions for NPs interested in starting patient panels within Patient Medical Homes (PMH). Vancouver has been allocated a pre-determined number of positions for NPs in practice and we are currently identifying interested clinics.

The NP positions allocated for Vancouver are limited and will be filled as mutual matches are made. The process will be the same as the current process for recruiting physicians to clinics through the Division. When clinics are looking for help recruiting an NP, they can reach out to our team. We will post the opportunity on Health Match BC on their behalf, and circulate the opportunity to NPs who might be a good fit. Based on candidate preferences, we introduce clinics and NPs to determine if there is a fit to explore. With support, NPs and clinics can identify if a clinic-practitioner agreement is the best way to move forward.

These contracts are one piece of the Primary Care Network development underway in Vancouver. Clinics and NPs interested in the contract opportunities must be willing to participate in Primary Care Network development in their local areas as they evolve.

Qualification Criteria for Clinics:

EMR
More than two physicians at the clinic
Physical space to accommodate an NP
Full service family practice
Buy-in from other physicians at the clinic
Practice must be willing to work toward the attributes of the Patient Medical home
Practice must be willing to join the PCN once it is established
Practice must commit to involvement in Vancouver Division’s PMH and PCN development
No one clinic or clinic owner in a CHA can receive more than 40% of allocated NPs for the region *any clinic granted more than one NP will be reviewed and confirmed eligible on a case by case basis
To remain eligible for additional NPs, the clinic must maintain a 1:1 FTE FP/NP ratio

Qualification Criteria for Nurse Practitioners:

NPs who currently do not have a patient panel
NPs interested in providing primary care to a patient panel
Commitment to attaching patients according to MoH schedule (details in NP Backgrounder and FAQ document)
NP must be willing to work toward the attributes of the Patient Medical home
NP must be willing to join the PCN once it is established
NP must commit to involvement in Vancouver Division’s PMH and PCN

Interested applicants, please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below.

Please include with your application a cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review.

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