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Nurse Practitioner

Hazelton, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
Position Summary
The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions. The Nurse Practitioner 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. The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to other health professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making referrals to specialist physicians and others as appropriate.

The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients/clients/residents, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participates in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. The position participates in peer review and self-review to evaluate the outcome of services at the patient/client/resident, community and population level.


Wrinch Medical Clinic is located within the Wrinch Memorial Hospital in beautiful Hazelton, BC on the unceded territory of the Gitxsan people. Ten physicians, two GP anesthetists, one nurse practitioner, and three midwives make up our medical team. Nine full-time, three part-time, and several casuals make up our Primary Care Assistant team who help our providers in various ways. We have been a teaching hospital for many years. We have had multiple medical students, residents, and NP students come through our doors for their next rotation of their learning journey. I have never heard anyone say they did not learn a lot during their time here.

Our physicians work primarily in the Medical Clinic and Emergency, but several go to our Outreach Clinics in various Villages in the area. Our NP works 3 days a week in our Outreach Clinics in the Gitsegukla, Gitwangak, and Gitanyow Villages. He also works in our Clinic on the days he is not in one of the Villages. Our midwives work out of our Clinic much of the time but have hospital privileges in Smithers and Terrace as well. This NP position would be primarily in the Medical Clinic with some opportunity for outreach if desired.

We are very fortunate to have several specialists who come to Hazelton: Gynecology, Urology, internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 2 General Surgeons, GP Surgeon, Pediatricians from BC Children's, and Pain Clinic (by GP anesthetist).

If you are an outdoors person, we have multiple hiking trails, many lakes, skiing nearby. There is a library which houses our museum, K'san Village, multiple cultural events, and totem poles in the area.

Education and Experience
- Completion of BCCNM approved Master's degree level nurse practitioner program.
- Eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients/clients/residents and families about health
findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care and prognosis.
- Ability to collaborate, consult with and formally refer patients/clients/residents 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 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
- 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/resident/client care.
- Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional
development, educational or consultative assistance when appropriate.
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