Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

The Nexus Primary Care Clinic is a Nurse-Practitioner-led primary health care clinic in Nanaimo, British Columbia. We are looking for a Nurse-Practitioner to join our team. Join us in building healthier communities along with our multidisciplinary, collaborative team. Our clinic is operated by the Nexus Patient and Community Care Society (non-profit organization) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Island Health.

In this service contract position, the Nurse-Practitioner will work as part of a cohesive team with their own unique role and scope in the provision of patient care, working collaboratively to make sure that the patients' needs are met in the most effective way possible. This Nurse-Practitioner Primary Care Clinic models the attributes of:

Inter-professional team collaboration
Patient care and team culture is driven by our organizational values, which include: Kindness, Trust, Respect, Gratitude, and Safety
Patient are attached to a most responsible provider within the clinic and will have access to other care providers most appropriate to meet their health needs
Appropriate same day access, as can be appropriately accommodated and some outreach is expected
Responsibilities include:

Comprehensive assessment of patients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions
Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications
Provide medical coordination and participate in multidisciplinary team planning for the ongoing health needs of patients
Participate in the development and operation of a team-based practice to enhance overall care provision that include, but is not limited to: health promotion/disease prevention, chronic disease management, specialty care of specific populations (eg. transcare, people struggling with substance-use, frail elders, pediatric)
Clinical teaching/preceptorship
Clinical administrative services including: panel management, participation in clinic policy review and development, reviews of incidents, quality improvement initiatives
Additional Information

We offer in -person, video and phone appointments. Providers will be expected to offer 3 in clinic days per week.



Community Information

Nanaimo is a growing, vibrant, and family-oriented community that enjoys access to abundant outdoor activities, with proximity to Victoria and Vancouver is just a 90-minute ferry or 20-minute seaplane ride away.

The community of 85,000 offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including an 800 seat waterfront theatre, the Vancouver Island University and adjacent renowned private school options.

Nanaimo offers a true West Coast experience with great access to skiing, hiking, surfing, kayaking, and more. It has been featured in Outside magazine as one of the top recreation cities in North America, and its climate is considered the best in Canada.

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The bustling harbour city of Nanaimo is fondly referred to as the “gateway to Vancouver Island.” Boasting a diversified economy, the city is a regional centre for technology, manufacturing, tourism, retail, health, and government services. Nanaimo offers an attractive quality of life with a family-oriented culture, friendly people, and stunning views. Its residents and visitors enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, biking and swimming, as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.

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