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Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

West Coast Family Medical is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to fill a temporary one year term. In this sub-contracted position the nurse practitioner works within a Primary Care Network and, together with other members of an interprofessional care team, provides full scope team-based primary care for a panel of patients.

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, policy and guidelines. The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to students and other health professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making referrals to physicians and others as appropriate.

This position collaborates with patients/ clients/ residents and other members of the interdisciplinary team to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients/ clients/ residents, families and communities; develops and implement population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participates in policy-making and quality 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 and to continuously improve quality and safety.

Additional Information

1.0 Full time temporary maternity leave

Start Date

January 15, 2023

Primary Care Network

Western Communities Primary Care Network

Community Information

The heart of this West Coast community lies 40km from downtown Victoria and 30km from the nearest Hospital, Victoria General Hospital. T’Souke and Pacheedaht First Nations are located within this broad geography. “Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea” – Elida Peers, historian.

Sooke has a population of approximately 15,600, with an average age of 40.4 years.

Sooke’s popularity as a scenic tourist destination has existed for generations. A vibrant art community, Sooke attracts people for its lifestyle. Spectacular wilderness parks and beaches, the West Coast Trail, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, and the now highly popular Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, are just some of the attractions to the area.

Sooke is a destination for surfing magnificent waves, mountain biking and back country recreation, hobby fishing and more!

Website: https://sooke.ca/

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Sooke

A short drive from Victoria, Sooke is known for its mild weather which allows residents to take advantage of all that the community has to offer. From horseback riding to sailing in the waters of the Sooke Basin, residents enjoy the casual lifestyle of a rural setting and the benefits of a nearby urban city.

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