|Job Title:||Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care|
|Work Site:||520 West 6th|
Members of the Vancouver Community NP casual pool will work across 5 Vancouver Coastal Health owned and operated community health centres and programs including: Raven Song, 3Bridges, DCHC, Heatley, Pender. The NP will provide backfill relief for primary care providers working within these community health centres. The role includes providing primary care to complex vulnerable patients across the lifespan with a gender affirming, trauma informed approach to care. As operationally required NPs must meet BCCNP limits/conditions for ordering controlled substances and opioid replacement therapy.
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.
Collaborates with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making and quality improvement activities that influence health services and practices. Participates in peer, program and self-review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Is responsible for own professional development and maintaining competence in the position, and maintaining privileges as active medical staff as required. Reports to an Operational Director, Professional Practice and has key accountabilities for quality assurance and patient safety within the Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners.
Education & Experience
Knowledge & Abilities
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
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