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Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Care Centre, BC Women's Hospital

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 if you’re up for the challenge, we’re on the lookout for an amazing professional to join our team of talented individuals with a passion for improving the health of the maternal and neonatal population. Through effective disease prevention and health promotion strategies you will increase value by providing patient-centred, quality services that are known to achieve better health outcomes, improved use of health care resources, and better experiences that matter to our patients and families.

BC Women's Hospital’s, Urgent Care Centre (UCC) provides care to women who are pregnant to six weeks post-birth and arrive for triage, assessment and admissions.  Patients are cared for within a quieter, more private and welcoming space.  Our Urgent Care Centre gives both privacy to patients, while enabling interdisciplinary collaboration with our nurses, physicians and health care professionals. Our model of care is grounded in a philosophy of Patient and Family Centred care characterized by mutual respect and shared decision-making between the parent and health care team. 

BC Women’s Hospital has a new opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner (NP)to join our Urgent Care Center (UCC) Team. This is an advanced practice nurse role focused on providing medical management and care coordination to the UCC patients in collaboration with a diverse team of attending Obstetricians, Family Doctors and Midwives. 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 role in the UCC will work with the interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive support to presenting patients including diagnosing, developing treatment plans and initiating therapy. The UCC Nurse Practitioner will provide professional guidance to other health professionals in the program and participate autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a large interdisciplinary health team ensuring the best care of UCC patients and support to their families.

What are the benefits? 

  • Work in the brand-new Urgent Care Centre with state-of- the-art technology and equipment
  • Join an expert team of clinical professionals and work in a high caliber academic environment
  • Receive educational support and additional in-house mentorship as part of your integration within the expert team
  • Contribute to knowledge generation and translation of innovative models that improve maternal newborn health outcomes
  • Ignite your passion and drive for innovation and quality improvement to improve urgent care delivery and the development of additional partnerships with the pediatric department

Qualifications:

  • Current registration as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
  • Must be eligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
  • Minimum of four (4) years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience, 2 of which were in the Labour and Delivery Unit or other critical care area   

Successful candidates will have the following: 

  • Ability to perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities
  • Self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.
  • Strong skills in communication and collaboration with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care and prognosis as well as ability to lead a team. 
  • Ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices and have the skills to introduce education and evidence based research into practice areas 

Interested in learning more about this unique opportunity?

  • Tour our UCC and shadow one of our team members 
  • Contact our Program Manager Anne-Margaret Leigh @ 604 875 3742 / amleigh@cw.bc.ca or our Nurse Practitioner Lead, Laura Vicol at 778-980-4673 / lvicol@cw.bc.ca for more information

For more information on BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, please visit www.bcwomens.ca

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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