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Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

About the Opportunity

The Central Interior Rural Division is seeking a passionate, full time Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to provide direct comprehensive care to Long Term Care facility residents in Williams Lake. The position will provide full-scope health care services for LTC residents of multiple facilities with specialized and complex needs. The position is for a full-time FTE on Monday to Friday during the day. This position would be supported by a Long-Term Care call group, a Long Term Care Medical director and for after-hours support from local Nurse Practitioners and Physicians, as well as on site medical staff including nurses and pharmacists within the LTC facilities.

The Central Interior Rural region currently has 4 Primary Care Nurse Practitioners who enjoy working in our Northern Communities of Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. These positions offer a balanced practice for those wanting to enjoy a rural lifestyle. Within a smaller network of Physicians and other practitioners with great community need, there are endless opportunities for professional experience and growth which can be catered to your interests and goals. Pair that with the family-oriented, slower-paced lifestyle of the Cariboo, rich with cultural and outdoor activities and affordable housing, and you will be glad you came!

There is something here to be enjoyed by everyone! There are endless outdoor adventures, including mountain biking, hiking/snowshoeing, skiing/snowboarding, or kayaking/swimming in one of our many gorgeous lakes. The Cariboo offers cultural experiences with First Nations communities, arts, community theatre, food, local shopping, and farmer’s markets. A great place to raise a family, the Cariboo is a welcoming and beautiful place to live and work.

Come join our team and apply today!

This position offers:

Collaborative working relationship with other health care practitioners including self employed Nurse Practitioners and Physicians

A Primary Care Network (PCN) of team-based care resources for referral support and consultation, including Social Workers, a Respiratory Therapist, a Clinical Pharmacist, a Mental Health and Substance Use clinician and more to come

A balanced weekday, daytime hour schedule

A call-group to support your LTC patients after hours

A specialized area of work with an inter-professional team of support

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

This Nurse Practitioner's (NP) focus will be on long term care patients with sub-acute and complex chronic care needs who have been admitted into Long-Term Care facilities in Williams Lake. The NP performs pertinent physical examinations and clinical evaluations, manages clinical care, performs procedures, orders and reviews diagnostic studies, orders and monitors medications, and participates in short-term and long-term planning of patient care. The NP will collaborate with other members of the inter-professional team in coordinating the transitions in care. A high level of autonomy is expected along with collaboration, consultation and referrals to physicians and other members of the health care team.

We do our best to connect you to other NPs and GPs who can offer you mentorship and support as you grow your practice.

If this position seems like a fit for you, we would love to hear from you. If you would like a closer look at our communities and services, we encourage you to book a site visit with us to come and see for yourself! Additionally, we would love to connect you with one of our current NPs to hear their perspective on working for us.

Education, Training and Experience

Current Nurse Practitioner registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Successful completion of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Demonstrated experience in gerontology is an asset

Knowledge about primary health care issues in Long Term Care is an asset

All applicants must successfully pass the prescribed Vulnerable Sector Check

Willingness to provide care at multiple sites in the Williams Lake area

**Days of work will be Monday to Friday between 08:00- 16:00. No call is attached to this position.

Remuneration and Incentives

Annual salary based on current PCN NP contract, $150k for 1st year, going up to $160k by 3rd year and $75k per year for overhead.

Long term care incentive

Loan Forgiveness: This position would be eligible for the B.C. loan forgiveness program. For more information visit: https://studentaidbc.ca/repay/repayment-help/bc-loan-forgiveness-program#Am_I_eligible?

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Temporary housing provided on arrival, subject to change

In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in applying to this position.

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Williams Lake

Set in the heart of the Frontier, Williams Lake has been the focal point of the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions since the turn of the century. Here you will find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and ample opportunity for fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Explore pristine forests, lakes, and rivers in the temperate summer, and experience snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Williams Lake has retained its magical western frontier character while becoming the modern commercial centre and transportation hub of the Cariboo. Hometown hospitality mixed with a high-quality lifestyle make this an ideal place to raise a family, start a business or retire.

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