Nurse Practitioner, Road to Recovery

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B, Canada · St Paul, MN, USA · St. Louis, MO, USA · Pune, Maharashtra, India · Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0, Canada · British Columbia, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

Join the Road to Recovery Initiative and become part of this first-in-Canada model of treatment that has the power to transform addiction care nationwide.


About Providence Health Care & the Road to Recovery Program:


Driven by compassion and social justice, we are at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation. As individuals within a mission-driven organization, many of us feel very close to our “why.” We choose to be part of Providence Health Care because we value the organization’s long commitment to social justice and compassionate care, and its commitment to the process of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.


The Road to Recovery Program at St. Paul's Hospital is a leader in innovative addiction and substance use care. We offer a comprehensive continuum of services to support patients and residents in their journey to recovery. From our Rapid Access Addiction Clinic to withdrawal management, in-patient recovery-focused beds, transitional housing, outpatient treatment, and beyond, the Road to Recovery program was designed to fill the gaps in the existing system, providing seamless access to the care individuals need when they need it. The Road to Recovery program is committed to delivering wholistic and compassionate care, addressing the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of our patients.


Why Join the Road to Recovery Program?


As a Nurse Practitioner with the Road to Recovery Program, you will play a vital role as part of the Addictions Medicine team in providing comprehensive and wholistic care to patients and residents battling addiction and substance use.


In this role, you will provide primary care for a cohort of patients accessing 25 acute substance use stabilization beds located at St. Paul’s hospital with a focus on their non-addiction related medical issues, including chronic disease management. As well in this role, you will provide primary care, inclusive of addiction medicine care (in collaboration with the Addiction Medicine Team) for some outpatient Road to Recovery clients as they continue on their recovery journey. You will be at the forefront of this innovative initiative, helping to address BC’s worsening toxic drug crisis. The Road to Recovery Program focuses on connecting patients with the right care at the moment when they need and want it, rather than relying on lengthy waitlists and missing important windows of opportunity. 


In addition to your clinical responsibilities, you will provide professional guidance to other healthcare professionals, working autonomously and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Your role will involve making referrals to specialist physicians and other resources as necessary. You will collaborate with patients, clients, residents, and healthcare professionals to identify trends and patterns that impact the community's health and participate in evidence-based strategies to improve healthcare services. Your involvement in policy-making activities will also influence healthcare practices.


What we offer:


Competitive Salary: Salary Range is $113,195 - $162,718, depending on experience.


Competitive Benefits: A comprehensive health benefits package including dental, vision, and life insurance as well as pension.


Dedicated time for non-clinical work: 0.3 FTE of time will be protected for non-clinical duties.


Innovative approach: Join our pioneering program, providing a comprehensive continuum of care and help to fill the gaps in the existing system.


Meaningful impact: Your dedication and expertise will directly impact the lives of individuals struggling with addiction, providing them with the support and care they need on their road to recovery.


Dynamic interdisciplinary environment: Collaborate with a world-class team of healthcare professionals who share the same passion and commitment to excellence.


Growth opportunities: We welcome individuals at all stages of their career, offering opportunities for professional development and growth. Dedicated time (3-6 months) will be given for specialized training with internal medicine and the addictions team.


State-of-the-art facilities: Be part of the exciting growth of the program. The Road to Recovery Program will eventually house 100 beds, with the first phase focused on stabilization opening in fall of 2023 at the current St. Paul’s Hospital. The unit will then transition to the state-of-the-art NEW St. Paul’s Hospital on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus when it opens in 2027.

Qualifications / Skills and Education

About you:

  • Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.
  • Recent relevant clinical nursing experience.
  • Comfort and ability to support addiction medicine care needs of patients.
  • Successful completion of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
  • Completion of the Basic Cardiac Life Support Course, Level C.

Providence Health Care is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Duties and Responsibilities

Diagnoses and treats previously undiagnosed patients/clients/residents for undifferentiated diseases, disorders, and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice; writes orders for treatment and medications; provides first line care in emergencies and continuous care.

Monitors ongoing care, orders appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment.

Establishes priorities for management of health, diseases, disorders, and conditions; provides follow-up treatment; communicates with patients/clients/residents and families about health findings, diagnoses and priorities, outcomes and prognoses; supports and counsels patients/clients/residents in their responses to diseases, disorders and conditions.

Collaborates and consults with physicians, the health care team and social service providers to determine the appropriate resources necessary for patients/clients/residents status. Develops and implements treatment plans. May admit and discharge patients/clients/residents to facilities according to medical staff bylaws.

Prescribes drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures.

Assigns work to other nursing and health care personnel; evaluates work and provides education and supervision as necessary; hires staff, and evaluates staff performance.

Participates in research and quality improvement contributing to patient/client/resident care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health.

Maintains population health focus by implementing screening and health promotion activities for populations at risk.

Participates in the education of nurse practitioner students and other health care professionals through preceptorship, role modelling and knowledge development and exchange in clinical practice, in classroom environments, and community environments to foster health care partnerships.

Develops implements, and evaluates policies and procedures related to nursing, interdisciplinary care, and health system practices.

Completes Encounter Records for the purpose of evaluating Nurse Practitioner implementation as a requirement of the Ministry Of Health.

Performs other duties as required.

Vaccination Flag

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.