Leader, Nurse Practitioner

  • Company:
    Fraser Health
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    17 hours ago
  • Category:
    Nursing

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.Fraser Health has twelve acute care hospitals, a dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre, and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities – all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. BC is known as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. The many dynamic communities within Fraser Health include inspiring scenery and accessibility to an abundance of outdoor activities.We are proud of the innovation, dedication, professionalism and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it’s our people who make Fraser Health distinct.Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a leadership team that will be setting the standard of NP practice by fostering excellence, creativity and innovation?Bring your clinical expertise and leadership skills to the Leader, Nurse Practitioner role. You will be working closely with a colleague Leader, NP. These two Leader, NP roles report directly to the Director, Nurse Practitioners. You will be responsible for providing practice leadership to the Nurse Practitioners (NPs) that serve throughout Fraser Health, acknowledging that Nurse Practitioners are autonomous, collaborative practitioners and that developing role clarity is essential to the effectiveness of interprofessional teams in which NPs function. You will be working to foster role integration and understanding that creates a supportive structure for professional practice support in ensuring adequate opportunities for mentorship, clinical practice feedback, collegial relationships with physicians, and collaborative practice within the interprofessional teams. In addition, the Leader, Nurse Practitioner performs Nurse Practitioner duties as assigned.Does this sound like the Leader NP you want to be? Work your passion while you: •Establish a first line of contact for practice issues and, while Nurse Practitioners (NP) are autonomous, collaborative practitioners, act as the primary contact that will serve to move the NP role further in terms of integration and understanding. •Develop and establish professional practice networks and environments that enhance the sharing of knowledge; work in collaboration with Professional Practice Directors. •Develop and implement processes and mechanisms that assess practice and that provides clinical practice feedback to the Nurse Practitioners in compliance with accreditation and professional standards/codes of ethics. •Establish supports for the development of collaborative practice models within the interprofessional teams that serve to clarify the Nurse Practitioner role for both NPs and other health professionals. •Develop and implement a professional practice model for Nurse Practitioners including establishing opportunities for mentorship and development of competencies that reflect the unique and varied roles within the health care team. •In collaboration with the Director, Nurse Practitioners, Regional Department Head and the Chief Nursing Officer, supports a Nurse Practitioner community of practice (Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners) to ensure discussions pertain to effective practice development and continuing education for NPs as individuals and as a professional body. •Lead the advancement and related change initiatives of professional practice and standards, research, and education, in relation to the Nurse Practitioner role. •Establish collaborative working relationships with Physicians, Medical Directors, Executive Directors, Directors, and professional staff that impact Nurse Practitioner practice and foster a solution-focused approach to resolving issues of mutual concern. •Liaise with agencies and organization that impact Nurse Practitioners such as educational institutions, the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals, and other health authorities in order to address common issues and identify emerging trends/issues of practice in relation to NPs. •Identify and recommend strategies that attract and retain Nurse Practitioners and that will enable Fraser Health to maximize the potential of the role; visit schools and work with Fraser Health Recruitment. Would you value no weekend shifts with Monday through Friday hours. This is a Permanent Full-Time position based at Central City Tower in Surrey, BC.Are you motivated to join us? We will be looking for you to have: •Current practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) •minimum of three (3) years experience as a Nurse Practitioner, supplemented by five (5) years of clinical practice and educational and/or program development experience in a complex health care environment. Professional/Technical capabilities will include: •Knowledge of health care and educational systems. Strong understanding of the Nurse Practitioner role and current and emerging health care and nursing practice issues at the local, regional, provincial and national levels. •Project management skills. •Ability to be innovative and creative in establishing strategies that will enhance and clarify the Nurse Practitioner role. •Proficiency in the use of personal computers and related technology. Here are more reasons why you should apply: •A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are outstanding in their respective fields •Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage Apply now and we can continue the conversation and explore you joining our team supporting our employees to provide the best possible care to the patients they serve.Fraser Health values diversity within the workplace.