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Nurse Practitioner, Complex Feeding & Nutrition - BC Children’s Hospital

Nurse Practitioner, Complex Feeding & Nutrition

BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver BC

 

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

 

Become part of a talented team of clinical practitioners

A place where you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families!

 

A big responsibility? Absolutely. But it is also an incredibly rewarding career! if you’re up for the challenge, we’re on the lookout for amazing professionals to join our talented and collaborative team with a passion for improving the lives of infants and children with feeding and nutritional challenges. Through effective disease prevention and health promotion strategies you will provide patient-centred, quality services that are known to achieve better health outcomes, responsible use of health care resources, and improve patient and family quality of life

 

BC Children’s Hospital has new opportunities for Nurse Practitioners to join our Intestinal Rehabilitation and Complex Feeding teams (CHIRP/CNFS) . This role allows the NP to develop lasting relationships with patients and families and make very meaningful contribuitions to their health and happiness.

The role is focused on providing medical management and care coordination to our pediatric patients with intestinal failure and/or feeding challenges in collaboration with attending specialists and the team. The role includes responsibility for diagnosis and comprehensive management of acute and chronic conditions. You will initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the NP regulatory standards. 

 

The NP will work with the interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive support to patients including diagnosing, developing treatment plans and initiating therapy. The Nurse Practitioner will provide professional guidance to other health professionals in the program and participate autonomously and collaboratively as a members of a large interdisciplinary health team ensuring the best care of the pediatric patients and their families.

NP candidates are not expected to have any experience with this population of patients.  We are looking for people  who are eager to learn and make lasting connections, building upon existing skill sets. 

What are the benefits?  

  • Become part of the first CHIRP/ CNPS NP team at BC Children’s Hospital
  • Join an expert team of clinical professionals and work in a high caliber academic environment
  • Receive specialized training from an expert, committed and highly motivated medical team  
  • Ignite your passion and drive for innovation and quality improvement to improve health care delivery and pediatric health outcomes.
  • Build lasting relationships with patients and families. ​

 

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 British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Must be eligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Minimum of (4) years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience.
  • Ability to perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities. 

 

You have demonstrated ability to:

 

  • Define and articulate the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the NP is competent to provide health care services.
  • Self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.
  • Communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self care and prognosis. 
  • Communicate effectively and build relationships with nurses and other health professionals and disciplines using a variety of communication strategies.

 

What we bring

 

 

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 professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

 

 

For more information regarding this opportunity please contact Heather Finn at heather.finn@phsa.ca.  Relocation allowance may be available!

 

Job Type: Two (2) Regular, Full-Time Opportunities
Location:
4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800 – 1600 (may require flexibility)
Requisition Number:
119857 & 119858

 

 

 

What we do 

 

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

 

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

 

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages 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.

 

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

 

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

 

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

 

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