Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

We welcome NPs as valued members of our PCN and value the skills and experience you will bring to our team and community. NPs within our PCN have the opportunity to practice autonomously, interdependently and collaboratively with Family Physicians (FPs) to support the development and implementation of the proposed PCN plan in WRSS.

This is a Permanent Full-Time (open to .5FTE too), Independent PCN NP contracted position based at one of the FP clinics in WRSS (all of our family practice community clinics are in our PCN). Be part of our strong, collegial, dedicated WRSS PCN team of FPs, NPs, and health professionals!

Attributes include:

• Processes to ensure all people in a community have access to quality primary care and are attached to a PCN;

• Provision of same-day access for urgently needed care through the PCN or an urgent primary care centre;

• Provision of comprehensive primary care services through networking of primary care providers and teams, including maternity, inpatient, residential, mild/moderate mental health and substance use, and preventative care;

• Coordination of care with diagnostic services, hospital care, specialty care and specialized community services for all patients and with particular emphasis on those with mental health and substance-use conditions, those with complex medical conditions and/or frailty and surgical services provided in the community;

• Clear communication within the network of providers and to the public to create awareness about, and appropriate use of services.

• Care is culturally safe and appropriate.

Be part of a cohesive team where each provider has their unique role and scope in providing patient care, and you work together to ensure that the patient’s needs are met in the most effective way possible. Responsibilities would include:

• Comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents, including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions, which is key to this role

• The ability to initiate treatment, including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, conditions, and employer policies and procedures

• The opportunity to practice autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary healthcare team while providing professional mentorship to other health professionals

• Active participation in the development and implementation of the PCN within the community

• Applying the principles of collaborative care and willingness to receive practice support and participation in team building and training to assist in the integration of interdisciplinary members into the team

• Improvement of patient access to primary care services, including meeting the target panel size set out in the NP contract

• Employment of practice and panel assessments, office efficiency practices, and other methods to support enhanced access.

• Engagement in continuous quality improvement.

Are you motivated to join us? We will be looking for you to have the following:

• Current provisional/practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)

• Relevant clinical NP experience

• Professional/Technical capabilities, including clinical knowledge and genuine passion for providing quality and compassionate care to motivate and inspire others.

About White Rock South Surrey (WRSS):

This is an opportunity to practice in the beautiful seaside community of White Rock-South Surrey with highly rated schools and amazing recreational and leisure activities, including cycling and walking trails through the forested areas and water sports at both White Rock and Crescent Beach. White Rock is five minutes from the US border and 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

About our Primary Care Network (PCN):

We are in our fourth (sustainability phase) year of our PCN. All family practice clinics in WhiteRock South Surrey are a part of our PCN (achieved ahead of target). Our PCN vision is to increase patient wellness by creating a collaborative and coordinated system of care where patients have access to the right services in the right place. We have multiple clinicians in our PCN; neighbourhood nurses, social workers, patient educators, pharmacist, mental health clinicians and additional counselling services (8 free/funded counselling appointments per patient, provided through our great partnership with Sources Community Resources Society).

Please note that (as of April 5 2024), four clinics in our community have expressed interest in hiring a NP; George Street Family Practice, Hilltop Medical, CityMed Medical, and our Access Clinic (clinic for vulnerable community members).

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