Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Personalized Support and Stabilization (PSS)

  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • North Shore, Richmond, and Vancouver sites
  • Apr 09, 2021
Part time Nurse Practitioners Healthcare Nursing Nurse

Job Description

VCH is pleased to announce we will now reimburse Nurse Practitioners (NPs) for the cost of the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), upon successful completion, for NP candidates who have not yet completed the exam, and who are hired into a regular or temporary position with VCH. 


Nurse Practitioners in the Personal Support and Stabilization (PSS) team are the medical leaders that provide medical care through a consultative lens to house bound frail patients recently discharged from hospital. The NP works within an interdisciplinary team of re-ablement providers: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Assistants, Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

The successful candidate will be comfortable assessing and treating a broad spectrum of patients in their various residences, working independently and often seeing patients alone. This role will be providing backfill vacation relief for the NPs on the PSS teams including Richmond, North Shore and Vancouver.


As a Nurse Practitioner with the Personalized Support and Stabilization team you will:

  • Be responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions.
  • Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications.
  • Provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams.
  • Collaborate with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities.
  • Develop and implement population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making and quality improvement activities that influence health services and practices.
  • Participate in peer, program and self-review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level.
  • Be responsible for your own professional development and maintaining competence in the position, and maintaining privileges as active medical staff as required.
  • Report to an Operational Director, Professional Practice and have key accountabilities for quality assurance and patient safety within the Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners.

 

WHO WE ARE

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.

 

ABOUT PERSONALIZED SUPPORT AND STABILIZATION (PSS)

Personalized Support and Stabilization is a new community team of interdisciplinary professionals working together to support people to safely transition, early on, from hospital settings back to their homes in the community.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) plus 4 years of recent, and relevant clinical nursing experience.
  • Successful completion of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) required.