About the Dr. Peter Centre
- Fantastic opportunity to expand your career while making a difference in your community
- Join a friendly, dynamic, welcoming, and inclusive team of caring professionals
- Be rewarded with a competitive hourly wage of $61.33 – $79.51, along with a great host of benefits
The Dr. Peter Centre is a trailblazer in trauma-informed health care not just in Canada, but all of North America.
At the Dr. Peter Centre, we push the envelope with the vital work we do, through our harm reduction iOATS program, groundbreaking research projects and national Community of Practice outreach programs. Our clients are at the intersections of HIV, mental illness, substance use, complex care and chaotic life.
We live and breathe our core values of authenticity, integrity, humanity, self-determination, inclusivity and tenacity. If this sounds like you, then we invite you to join our team at the Dr. Peter Centre.
For more information, please visit drpeter.org.
About the Opportunity
The Dr. Peter Centre has an opportunity for a full-time Nurse Practitioner to join our team in Vancouver, BC.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Clinical Programs, you will be responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments and providing primary care for patients with HIV, Hepatitis C, and Substance Use Disorder, including OAT, iOAT, and MAP.
More specifically, your duties in this role will entail, but are not restricted to:
- Working independently and collaboratively within an inter-professional team, including nurses, dieticians, counsellors, therapists, and consulting physicians
- Leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based activities influencing health services and practices
- Diagnosing and treating undiagnosed participants for diseases and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice
- Collaborating with primary care physicians to monitor ongoing care, order screening, interpret diagnostic investigations, and analyze information for progress monitoring and treatment planning
- Initiating treatment, providing health care management, therapeutic interventions, and prescribing medications in compliance with statutory and regulatory standards, limits, conditions, and employer policies
- Providing professional mentorship within an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Contributing to the development of policies, procedures, and protocols related to nursing, interdisciplinary care, and health system practices
- Participating in quality improvement and program evaluation, including self and peer-review processes
- Taking responsibility for professional development, maintaining competence, and fostering collaborative practices with program-specific consulting physicians
- Demonstrating expertise in prescribing medications and implementing treatment plans
- Performing assigned duties and other related responsibilities as needed or required
To qualify, you will need a current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. You will also need recent and pertinent experience in providing primary care for adults. Consideration will be given to those completing their Nurse Practitioner exams and who have prior nursing experience in the relevant field.
The following qualifications will ensure your long-term success in this role:
- Preferably possess expertise in HIV, Hepatitis C, substance use disorder
- Experience conveying health findings, diagnoses, treatments, and self-care information to clients
- Experience with consultation and referring clients to physicians and other healthcare providers
- Able to assess and identify population health trends
- Ability to plan and execute strategies for population-based prevention and health promotion
- Proficient in recognizing and appropriately responding to legal and ethical issues that may arise in client care
- Willing and able to undertake self-assessment, take responsibility for professional development and seek educational or consultative assistance when necessary
- A background in substance use disorder
- Proficiency in opioid agonist therapy and injectable opioid and stimulant agonist therapy
- Embrace the expectation of continuous education, staying abreast of industry trends
- Be willing to take relevant courses, especially if experience is lacking in areas like HIV, substance use, or Hepatitis C
- Display enthusiasm for learning, proactive self-starting abilities, and training in trauma-informed care
Most importantly, you will join us with an open mind, and a compassionate and empathetic desire to make a positive difference in your community.
About the Benefits
For your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive hourly wage of $61.33 – $79.51 based on experience and skills, as well as the following excellent benefits:
- Extended medical, dental, and vision
- Paid vacation starting at 4 weeks
- Generous sick and personal day accrual
- 13 annual statutory holidays
- RRSP matching program
- Ongoing training with 5 paid education days
- $5,000 in educational support annually for ongoing education and conferences
If you want to join a compassionate team that's making a difference in the community - Apply Now!
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