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
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 self review to evaluate the outcome of
services at the patient/client/resident, community and
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
- Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional
development, educational or consultative assistance when appropriate.