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Nurse Practitioner, Nak'azdli/fort St. James (permanent Full Time)

Reference ID: 05230093
Full Time
Fort St. James, BC     

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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.


Fort St. James is located on the Southeast shore of Stuart Lake. The total population, including the municipality itself, rural areas and First Nation reserves, is 4,757 people who benefit from an established forest industry and a growing tourism industry. The town is also a scenic gateway to a 300 km network of lakes and rivers.

Posted: February 18, 2017
Closes:March 28, 2017
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