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BC Childrens Hospital

Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver BC

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
20 days ago

Become part of a talented team of clinical practitioners

A place where you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families!

A big responsibility? Absolutely. But if you're up for the challenge, we're on the lookout for amazing professionals to join our team of talented individuals with a passion for improving the health of the Neurosurgery Pediatric population. Through effective medical management and health promotion strategies you will increase value by providing patient-centred, quality services that are known to achieve better health outcomes, improved use of health care resources, and better experiences that matter to our patients and families.

Nurse Practitioner - 2 Opportunities Available!

Neurosurgery Department, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver BC

BC Children Hospital has two new opportunities for Nurse Practitioners to join our Neurosurgery team. This is an advanced Nurse Practitioner role focused on providing medical management and care coordination to the neurosurgery pediatric patients in collaboration with attending neurosurgeons and interprofessional teams. The role includes responsibility for the diagnosis and comprehensive management of neurosurgical pediatric patients. The Nurse Practitioner roles for the Neurosurgery Program are essential to provide an inter-professional approach to care for patients and families and to support the Neurosurgery team. The NP will work with the neurosurgical team to provide comprehensive medical management and children including diagnosing, developing treatment plans and initiating therapy. The Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner will provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously and collaboratively as a member of the neurosurgery team to ensure the best care of the pediatric patients and support to their families.

About the NeuroSurgery Department:

The Division of Neurosurgery at BC Children's Hospital is the only centre for pediatric neurosurgery in the province with comprehensive care provided by 3 fellowship-trained pediatric Neurosurgeons encompassing the entire spectrum of surgical and clinical care. The NP role would augment and enhance the Neurosurgical Team by providing medical care within NP scope and nursing leadership to the organization for the pediatric neurosurgery patient's management, care coordination and continuity of care for the patients, families and other services from clinic to the operating, to the ward.

What you'll do

This amazing role combines an in-patient and out-patient component. The NP team will provide direct medical coverage and will function with autonomy and authority with day-to-day clinical care responsibility across the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program. The NPs will:

Provide consultation and ongoing care for in-patient beds on 6W, PICU, NICU as well as ED and have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in NP led clinics. As part of the multidisciplinary team, develop and provide initial treatment plans and modify plans accordingly.

Establish priorities for management of health conditions; provide follow-up treatment; communicate with clients and families about health findings, diagnoses and prognoses; support and counsel clients in their personal responses to diseases, disorders and conditions. Monitor clinical outcomes for efficacy. Provide transition support into adult care system as required.

Collaborate and/or consult with neurosurgeons, anesthesia, and other specialists according to the complexity of care and communicate care plans with other health care team members. Accept referrals from, or make referrals to, physicians and other health professionals.

Diagnose and treat diseases, illnesses and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice. This will focus on perioperative-related issues within scope including wound issues.

Diagnose and Order appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interpret reports of investigations and analyze information to monitor progress and plan treatment.

Make patient rounds as appropriate and monitor ongoing care, providing first-line care in emergencies. Specifically, the NP will participate in daily neurosurgery ward rounds as well as subspecialty rounds (Epilepsy, Spinal Cord, Craniofacial, and Brain tumour).

Prescribe drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures. Apply knowledge of pharmacology and evidence-based practice in selecting, prescribing, administering, and monitoring the effects of drugs to treat diseases disorders, conditions or injuries. The NP will prescribe, manage, and titrate medications inclusive of opioids as required as part of the perioperative care

Prescribe for and manage perioperative conditions within scope.

Perform required and applicable medical procedures including advanced medical procedures and interventions within NP scope.

What you bring
  • Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Must be eligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Minimum of (4) years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience.
  • Ability to perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities.
  • New graduate NPs are welcome and encouraged to apply, and will be provided with dedicated training and mentorship to help grow your Nurse Practitioner career.

You have demonstrated ability to:
  • Transfer knowledge
  • Teach, coach and mentor others
  • Implement and evaluate planned change
  • Critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices
  • Introduce education and evidence-based research into practice areas
  • Assess and recognize population health trends
  • Plan and implement strategies for population-based prevention and health promotion
  • Supervise others and evaluate the care they deliver as required

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Work in the brand-new Teck Acute Care Centre with state-of- the-art technology and equipment.
  • A commitment to your ongoing growth and professional development with eligibility for yearly professional development allowance.
  • OSCE exam fee reimbursement to successful candidates
  • Ignite your passion and drive for innovation and quality improvement to improve pediatric neurosurgery care delivery and outcomes.
  • Nurse Practitioner Mentorship Program for experienced and new graduate NPs with onboarding training needs assessment in a specialty setting.
  • The opportunity to work with an award-winning inter-professional team on a campus that is passionate about making an impact in supporting NP practice.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 13 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike-sharing, and more.

What to learn more about this unique opportunity?
  • Tour our BCCH Teck Acute Care Centre and shadow one of our Neurosurgery Team members
  • Contact the BCCH & BCWH NP Lead (Laura Vicol) at 778-980-4673 or email or
  • Talent Acquisition Advisor (Heather Finn) email to apply

Relocation allowance may be available!

Regular, Full-Time

4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Days/Hours of Work: Daytime 8 hour days

Requisition Number: 112611 and 112632

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of August 10, 2021. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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