Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Surgical Services

  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Dec 31, 2020
Full 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. 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join the team at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


The Nurse Practitioner will join a three person Nurse Practitioner team, as part of a borader interdisciplinary team, providing team based medical care to orthopaedic and neurosurgical patients at Lions Gate Hospital.

The NP will be accountable for inpatient care on both the neurosurgical and orthopedics units at Lions Gate Hospital. The NP will be providing pre-operative and post-operative medical care including assessing, diagnosing and management within the NP scope of practice. The NPs will be integrated into the pre-existing teams, including nursing, allied staff, and physicians. The NP will assist with patient flow and access while also assisting in reducing LLOS by supporting the patients and family transition to home or community services. This will be achieved through early conversations about goals of care and coordination of services and needs within the team. The care delivery model is a 7 day a week rotation. The NP will be provided a thorough supported orientation to all the areas.


As a Nurse Practitioner with VCH you will:

  • Be responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions.
  • Initiates treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and employer policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional guidance to other health professionals and participates 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.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and marginalized populations is an asset.


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.



Education & Experience

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