Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Quick Response Team

  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Dec 31, 2020
Full time Nurse Practitioners Healthcare Nursing Nurse

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join the Quick Response Team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

 

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. 

 

The Quick Response Nurse Practitioner provides primary and convalescence care for frail elders and vulnerable clients that have been discharged from the ER department and acute to home, or are at home, and require home based primary care to avoid an unnecessary ER presentation. The Nurse Practitioner works independently yet is part of an interprofessional ‘Quick Response Team’  that is supported by nurses, rehab clinicians and physicians. Collaborative relationships between emergency and community  clinical teams are integral to improving  primary care access as well as overall quality of life and care in the community.

 

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.
  • 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 own 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, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia 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.