Full time | Prince George
Northern Health is seeking Nurse Practitioners for a variety of opportunities in Northern BC. Nurse Practitioners are integral part of Primary Care in our region as we focus on enhancing patient care by using a team based care. Primary Care providers, allied healthcare workers and community organizations support each other and work to their strengths.
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities through all our facilities. The population of our communities ranges from a few hundred people to over 80,000 people.
Each of our communities offer something different. Whether you love the peace and tranquility of the prairies, the adventures of the ocean and mountains or the amenities of an urban centre. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect place to call home.
• Full scope primary care in a supportive team based environment
• Amazing annual education allowance
• Generous relocation packages
• Great benefit packages and pension
• Unmatched work-life balance
• Four season, endless outdoor adventure
• Loan Forgiveness Programs offered through the Federal and Provincial Government
The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions. The Nurse Practitioner 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. The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to other health professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making referrals to specialist physicians and others as appropriate.
The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients/clients/residents, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participates in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. The position participates in peer review and self review to evaluate the outcome of services at the patient/client/resident, community and population level.
Education and Experience
– Completion of BCCNM approved Master’s degree level nurse practitioner program.
– Eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
– Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients/clients/residents and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care and prognosis.
– Ability to collaborate, consult with and formally refer patients/clients/residents 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 supervise others and evaluate the care they deliver.
– Ability to lead a team and work within a team.
– 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/resident/client care.
– Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional development, educational or consultative assistance when appropriate.