Job Title: Nurse Practitioner Assessor/Prescriber – Assisted Dying ProgramWork Site: Vancouver (With travel required throughout Vancouver Coastal Health)Status: CasualReference#: 104710-tboADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Members of the Assisted Dying Program casual NP pool will act as an assessor and/or prescriber for patients seeking a medically assisted death as a care option at end of life. The role includes discussion of care options patients are receiving, determining if patients are eligible for this care option, supporting patient and family during their discussions, and possibly provision of an assisted death. Patients may be anywhere within the health authority; all efforts will be made to connect the NP and patient as locally as possible. Candidates will be provided adequate training and support in accordance with CRNBC scope of practice and VCH policy.JOB SUMMARY:Responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. 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. Provides professional guidance to other health professionals and participates autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams making referrals to specialist physicians as appropriate.Collaborates with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. Participates in peer review and self review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Responsible for own professional development and maintaining competence in the position.QUALIFICATIONS:Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)4 years of recent,relevant clinical nursing experience.Successful completion of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) required.ROLE SPECIFIC EXPERTISE:Ability to perform the full scope of duties and responsibilities.Ability to apply knowledge of developmental stages, behavioral sciences, pathophysiology, psychopathology, epidemiology, to clinical diagnoses.Ability to apply knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to prescribing and evaluating treatment responses.Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self care and prognosis.Ability to collaborate, consult with and formally refer clients and patients to physicians and other health professionals when appropriate.Ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices; ability to introduce education and evidence based research.Ability to assess and recognize population health trends; ability to plan and implement strategies for population based prevention and health promotion.Ability to implement and evaluate planned change.Ability to define the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the position is competent to provide health care services;Ability to supervise others and evaluate the care they deliver.Ability to lead a team and work within a team.Ability to self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.Ability to transfer knowledge, teach, coach and mentor others.Ability to identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient care.Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional development, educational or consultative assistance when appropriate.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.