Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Aboriginal Health

  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vancouver General Hospital and Aboriginal Health Primary Care Sites - Vancouver, BC
  • Nov 03, 2020
Casual Nurse Practitioners

Job Description

Come work as a Nurse Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our Aboriginal Health Network team in Vancouver, BC. The Nurse Practitioner will provide holistic, culturally informed health care to as a locum Nurse Practitione for patients across the lifespan from within a team that may consist of Registered Nurses, Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Elders, and Allied Health Care providers. Indigenous ancestry is an asset.

 

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.

 

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.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to perform the full scope of NP duties and responsibilities.
  • Applies for and maintains core and non-core privileges, as required by the program, as active medical staff within the VCH Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners and cross-appointments as described in the VCH Medical Staff Rules and Medical Bylaws.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of developmental stages, behavioral sciences, pathophysiology, psychopathology, epidemiology, and evidence-based practice to clinical diagnosis and patient management.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to prescribing and evaluating treatment responses.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self care and prognosis.
  • Ability to collaborate, consult with and formally refer clients and patients to physicians and other health professionals when appropriate.
  • Ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices; ability to introduce education and evidence-based research.
  • Ability to assess and recognize population health trends; ability to plan and implement strategies for population based prevention and health promotion.
  • Ability to implement and evaluate planned change.
  • Ability to define the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the position is competent to provide health care services.
  • Ability to apply lead leadership skills within a program and team setting.
  • Ability to self-direct, interact and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge, teach, coach and mentor others.
  • Ability to identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient care.
  • Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional development, educational or consultative assistance when appropriate.