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. Nurse Practitioners provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as members as the interdisciplinary health teams making referrals to specialist physicians as appropriate.
Nurse Practitioners collaborate with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities; develop and implement population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. As professionals, they participate in peer review and self-review to evaluate the outcome of their services at the client, community and population level. They are responsible for their professional development and maintaining competence and registration as a nurse practitioner.
This NP role is in the NICU working with the multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive support to neonates including diagnosing, developing treatment plans and initiating therapy. This is the first NP role to be implemented in an NICU in BC and as a result, qualified Neonatal Nurse Practitioners from other jurisdictions will be accepted as applicants. Following an application process with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC), these qualifications will meet the requirements to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Provisional in British Columbia Canada for a period of 7 years.
The BCW NICU NP Working Group recognizes that while this is a very exciting opportunity and has been discussed for many years, those in the initial cohort who are NNPs from other jurisdictions likely have moved on to other locations and jobs. Implementing this role in the NICU will involve relocation and a large commitment. Recognizing this, BCW will provide coverage for a percentage of relocation expenses and continuing education fees required to bridge to a PNP or FNP in the province of BC. Compensation will be within the established NP salary range at BCW and based on years of experience.
Completion of a nurse practitioner education program at a master’s level that is accepted by a regulatory or licensing authority in a jurisdiction in Canada or the US which registers, licenses or recognizes the distinct class, category or specialty of neonatal nurse practitioner.
Engaged in the neonatal nurse practitioner practice for a minimum of 900 hours over the last 3 years. Successful completion of either the neonatal nurse practitioner certification examination offered by the American National Certification Corporation and leading to the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified (NNP-BC) credential, or the neonanatal oral and objective structured clinical examinations offered by the Ordre des Infirmieres et Infirmiers du Quebec.
Upon hiring, agrees to submit and complete an application process with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) to become registered as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Provisional.
Ability to perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities. Able to define and articulate the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the NP is competent to provide health care services. Able to self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations. Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self care and prognosis. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with nurses and other health professionals and disciplines using a variety of communication strategies. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead a team and work within a team. Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge, teach coach and mentor others; ability to implement and evaluate planned change. Able to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices; ability to introduce education and evidence based research into practice areas. Skill in assessing and recognizing population health trends; able to plan and implement strategies for population based prevention and health promotion. Able to supervise others and evaluate the care they deliver as required.
For more information about the Regulatory and Implementation Framework for this new NP role, please contact PHSA Talent Acquisition at email@example.com
About Provincial Health Services Authority / BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has a unique role in BC's health authority system: to ensure that BC residents have access to a coordinated provincial network of high-quality specialized health-care services.
?PHSA works in partnership with the province's health authorities and health-care professionals to improve access to evidence-informed practice closer to where people live and ...to effectively promote health, manage chronic conditions and reduce the burden of illness.
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