Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedic Surgery

REQ: 
PHC21-128979
Work Area: 
Surgical Nursing Unit 10C SPH
Base Site: 
St Paul's Hospital
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Regular Full Time
FTE: 
1.00
Job Category: 
Advanced Nursing
Category: 
Acute Care Hospital
Hours: 
0800-1600

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Orthopedic Surgery program at St. Paul’s Hospital as a Nurse Practitioner. In this role you will work alongside a team of surgeons who are committed to supporting and collaborating with you to ensure success in your advanced practice to deliver patient-centered care. We foster a culture of team-based care and you will also receive mentorship and guidance from our NP Department Head throughout your journey with PHC. PHC also offers a unique opportunity for academic partnerships and education, with access to UBC services and potentially joining UBC Faculty.

Reporting to the Nurse Practitioner Department Head for professional issues, and Program Director for operational issues, 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 other resources 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/residents/clients, 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. 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals and recent relevant clinical nursing experience.  Successful completion of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).  Completion of the Basic Cardiac Life Support Course, Level C.  Eligible for Appointment to the Providence Health Care Department of Nurse Practitioners as Medical Staff.


PHC will reimburse Nurse Practitioners (NPs) for the cost of the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), upon successful completion, for NP candidates who have not yet completed the exam, and who are hired into a regular or temporary position with PHC. The OSCE reimbursement is in the form of a forgivable loan, which is forgiven after one (1) year of continuous employment in a regular or temporary position with PHC.