Vancouver Coastal Health

Nurse Practitioner - Quick Response Team

Job ID 2023-91689
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff - Nurse Practitioner
Home Worksite
00 - Excluded - VCHA
Labour Agreement
905 - Mgt/Excluded-VCHA (37.5 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Nurse Practitioners
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $141,494.00/Yr.
Max Hourly
CAD $155,643.00/Yr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Work Schedule Details
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $141,494.00/Yr. - CAD $155,643.00/Yr.

Job Summary

Nurse Practitioner Opportunity at Vancouver Coastal Health – Join Our Quick Response Team!

Empowering Healthcare, Enhancing Lives – Be a Part of Our Journey at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)

Position: Nurse Practitioner, Quick Response Team
Location: Vancouver, BC


Your Opportunity Awaits: Vancouver Coastal Health is actively seeking a dedicated Nurse Practitioner to become a pivotal member of our Quick Response Team in Vancouver. This is your chance to make a significant impact in the healthcare community while developing your career with one of BC’s largest health care providers.


Unique Support for Your Professional Journey: VCH values your dedication and recognizes the importance of professional development. We are excited to offer a unique reimbursement opportunity for the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) costs. Successful NP candidates, who are yet to complete the OSCE and are hired for regular or temporary positions, will benefit from this in the form of a forgivable loan, which is waived after one year of continuous employment with us.


Role and Impact: As a Quick Response Nurse Practitioner, you will play a crucial role in providing primary and convalescent care to frail elders and vulnerable clients. Your expertise will help those discharged from the ER or in need of home-based care to prevent unnecessary ER visits. Working independently, yet as part of an interdisciplinary 'Quick Response Team,' you will contribute to enhancing primary care access and improving the quality of life and care in the community.


Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive assessment of patients, diagnosing, and treatment initiation.
  • Prescribe medications in line with regulatory standards and VCH policies.
  • Provide expert guidance to health professionals and work autonomously within interdisciplinary health teams.
  • Identify health trends affecting clients and communities, and develop evidence-based strategies to improve health.
  • Participate in policy-making, quality improvement activities, peer and program review.
  • Take charge of your professional development, maintaining competence and medical staff privileges.
  • Report to the Operational Director, Professional Practice, with key accountabilities in quality assurance and patient safety.

Join Us: Apply today and take the first step towards being a part of an innovative team dedicated to exceptional care and making a difference in the lives of those in our community.


Education & Experience:

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

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Ability to perform the full scope of NP duties and responsibilities.
  • Applies for and maintains core and non-core privileges as active medical staff within the VCH Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Proficiency in developmental stages, behavioral sciences, pathophysiology, psychopathology, and epidemiology.
  • Knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics for prescribing and evaluating treatment responses.
  • Skills in communicating and collaborating with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and prognosis.
  • Ability to collaborate and refer clients to physicians and other health professionals.
  • Proficiency in critically assessing health research literature and introducing evidence-based research and education.
  • Ability to assess and respond to population health trends; plan and implement prevention and health promotion strategies.
  • Skilled in implementing and evaluating planned change.
  • Ability to define specific areas of practice and client populations for service provision.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills within a program and team setting.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Join us in our commitment to providing outstanding care and make a significant impact in the healthcare community. Apply now to become part of the VCH team!

Closing Statement

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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