Nurse Practitioner - Surgical Nursing Unit - Orthopaedics

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

St. Paul’s Hospital is an acute care, teaching and research hospital in downtown Vancouver. It is home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, including heart and lung services, HIV/AIDS, mental health, emergency, critical care, kidney care, elder care and numerous surgical specialties. We are looking for a compassionate and professional Nurse Practitioner to support the Surgical Nursing Unit in caring for a patient population that often lives with complex chronic and social health issues. The Nurse Practitioner will also work closely with the interdisciplinary team regarding discharge planning for patients and will connect with community resources. In addition, the Nurse Practitioner will be part of a dedicated mentorship program on the unit by members of the surgical team. If you have surgical experience or have worked with orthopaedic patients, please read more about this exciting opportunity. Be part of a leading edge and academic team on the Surgical Nursing Unit!

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.