Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join the Renal Transplant Team at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC.
The VGH Transplant Nephrology Program consists of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of health professionals providing provincial pre- and post- kidney transplant care. The successful applicant will provide direct inpatient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team; will be an integral part in the transition of patient care (between inpatient and outpatient care; and between the VGH transplant clinic and provincial transplant clinics); will provide direct patient care in the outpatient clinic, will provide patient education; and will be involved in clinical research. Speciality training and mentorship will be provided.
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.
As a Nurse Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health 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 in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and employer policies and procedures.
- 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.
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.