Regional Director, Indigenous Health Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care

Regional Director, Indigenous Health Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care

Part Time | Greater Vancouver Area


Come work as a Regional Director with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Reporting to the Executive Director of Nurse Practitioners and with a matrix reporting relationship to the Executive Director Indigenous Health.

Implements and promotes policies and practices that advance Indigenous Cultural Safety practices relevant to the strategic direction of the organization. The NP Director guides Indigenous Health NPs to integrate Indigenous knowledge and cultural safety practices into standardization of clinical practice standards, regulations and best practices throughout the organization that is consistent with VCH and the Indigenous Health department’s mission, vision and values.

The Regional Director, Indigenous Health Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care role is responsible and accountable for the leadership of VCH Nurse Practitioners (NPs) within the Indigenous Health Network. Including the strategic planning and leadership; operational oversite and human resource planning; professional development; and collaborates and partners with the Regional Medical Director of Indigenous Health, the VCH Nurse Practitioner Department leadership and the VCH Senior NP Directors to promote safety and quality care. Provides leadership and expert consultative advice on NP scope of practice, resource planning and integration of Indigenous knowledge that will enhance the practice environments and achieve culturally safe care that is effective and efficient. Mentorship and support is accessible for NPs leaders looking to grow into this role.

The Regional NP Director develops Nurse Practitioner policy and standards, and creation of a centre of excellence for Indigenous Nurse Practitioners. The Regional NP Director demonstrates leadership, operational support and direction in the successful development and delivery of Culturally Safe care to patients that is in alignment with both Indigenous practices and with organizational priorities. The NP Director is responsible for ensuring the NPs are delivering high standards of Indigenous patient and family centered care.


Education & Experience:

– Current practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

– Current VCH Medical Staff privileges; active, provisional or consulting category

– Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience including progressive clinical practice, education, research, management or leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Additional qualifications with operational governance, managing budgets an asset. Mentorship and leadership is available for the successful candidate.

– Maintains their clinical Nurse Practitioner practice in their area of expertise/interest at a minimum 0.2 FTE, and must be eligible and maintain active, provisional or consulting membership on the VCH medical staff.

Preference given to candidates identifying as Indigenous, including First Nations, Metis, or Inuit.

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