Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedics

Work Area: 
Surgical Nursing Unit 9CD
Base Site: 
St Paul's Hospital
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Advanced Nursing
Acute Care Hospital

We are seeking a regular, full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP) to support the Surgical Nursing Unit (9 C/D) at St. Paul’s Hospital. With a focus on orthopaedics, the NP must have the ability to care for patients who have complex chronic and social health issues, recognize acute changes, and respond to them. The NP will also work closely with the interdisciplinary team regarding discharge planning for patients and will also connect with community resources. If you have surgical experience and have worked with orthopaedic patients, please read more about this exciting opportunity.

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. 


Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) plus recent relevant clinical nursing experience.