Specialty Pediatrics

Role and Facility Information

JOB POSTING

Nurse Practitioner
Cardiac Program, BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street Vancouver, BC
Temporary Full time until October 2020; Monday to Friday

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. The Nurse Practitioner initiates treatment including health care management and therapeutic interventions, and prescribes medications. Nurse Practitioners provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as members of the interdisciplinary health teams, making referrals to specialist physicians as appropriate.

What you’ll do
• Diagnose and treat previously undiagnosed clients for undifferentiated diseases, illnesses and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice.
• Order appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interpret reports of investigations and analyze information to monitor progress and plan treatment.
• As part of the multidisciplinary team, develop and implement treatment plans.
• Write orders for treatment and medications; make patient rounds as appropriate and monitor ongoing care, providing first line care in emergencies.
• Establish priorities for management of health conditions; provide follow-up treatment; communicate with clients and families about health findings, diagnoses and prognoses; support and counsel clients in their personal responses to diseases, disorders and conditions.
• Collaborate and/or consult with physicians or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose client status. Accept referrals from, or make referrals to, physicians and other health professionals.
• Prescribe drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures. Apply knowledge of pharmacology and evidence-based practice in selecting, prescribing, administering and monitoring the effects of drugs to treat diseases disorders, conditions or injuries.
What you bring
• Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
• Eligibility to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the BCCNP
• At least four (4) years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience
• You have demonstrated ability to:
o Perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities.
o Transfer knowledge; teach, coach and mentor
o Implement and evaluate planned change
o Critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices
o Introduce education and evidence-based research into practice areas
o Assess and recognize population health trends
o Plan and implement strategies for population based prevention and health promotion
o Supervise others and evaluate the care they deliver as required

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
• Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
• Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
• Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
• 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
• Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.
PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Live and work in BC

Vancouver

The world-class city of Vancouver is situated in the southwest corner of British Columbia, surrounded by mountains and ocean vistas. With a population of two million, Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is frequently honoured as one of the best places to live in the world. As North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver has strong links to international markets and is home to a vibrant mix of cultures. Blessed with a balmy coastal climate, the city offers recreational pursuits to suit every taste and disposition, from extreme skiing and mountain biking, to sailing, golfing, nature walks and meditative retreats. The city boasts myriads of theatres, galleries and restaurants.

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