Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Medicine Unit for Older Adults
Providence Health Care
About Providence Health Care & the Acute Care Medicine Unit for Older Adults:
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 Acute Care Medicine Unit for Older Adults is an expanded service of Geriatric Medicine on 9C/D. The care model meets the growing needs of care for the older adult population with acute illnesses.
Why join the team?
You will play a vital role as part of a multidisciplinary team that assists older adults with their acute health care needs, including providing care to those who have experienced significant functional decline in a short time frame, or who are experiencing multiple complex medical and/or psychiatric problems. In some situations, they may require rehabilitation/reactivation to return home.
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 NP experience
- Competitive Benefits: A comprehensive health benefits package including dental, vision, and life insurance as well as pension.
- Dedicated time for non-clinical work: Dedicated time from your FTE will be protected for indirect patient care, non-clinical duties, and fulfilment of NP domains of practice and PHC medical staff responsibilities
- Meaningful impact: Your dedication and expertise will directly improve the lives of the older adult patients, their families and support their care at PHC and into their community.
- Dynamic interdisciplinary environment: Collaborate with medical staff colleagues and diverse 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.
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Qualifications / Skills and Education
- Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.
- Successful completion or awaiting results 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 medical staff colleagues: MDs and NPs , the health care team and social service providers to determine the appropriate resources necessary for patients (/clients/residents –delete 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 PHC medical staff rules/credentialing/privileging.
Provides mentorship and informal education related to patient care to registered nurses-specifically junior RNs, LPNs
Participates in research and quality improvement contributing to patient care, access and flow as well as organizational quality and medical staff quality initiatives.
Maintains population health focus by implementing screening and health promotion activities for populations at risk, patients and families served.
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 medical staff quality, organizational development, advanced practice nursing, 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.
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.