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Nurse Practitioner, Kitwanga (permanent Full Time)

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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.


Completion of CRNBC approved Master's degree level nurse practitioner program.

- Successful completion of both the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) examination and

the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

- Eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses of British

Columbia (CRNBC).

- Recent relevant clinical nursing experience.

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.


The Hazeltons (there are three - Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton) are located 290 km (180 miles) east of Prince Rupert and 60 km (45 miles) west of Smithers on the Yellowhead Highway 16. Hazelton, also known as 'Old Hazelton' is located on the banks of the Skeena River about 7 km off Highway 16. Adjacent to the town, where the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers meet, is the site of the world famous 'Ksan Historical Village and Museum.

The District of New Hazelton is located in Northwest British Columbia and is situated between the Bulkley River and the stunning Roche De Boule Mountain Range. The area's natural beauty and pristine wilderness has made New Hazelton a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.

Posted: December 8, 2018
Closes: February 6, 2019
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