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Nurse Practitioner, NICU - BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
17 days ago

Nurse Practitioner - NICU
BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Vancouver, BC

Become part of a talented team of clinical practitioners. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at BC Women's Hospital is a place where you can make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families.

A big responsibility? Absolutely. But if you're up for the challenge, we're on the lookout for amazing professionals who have a passion for improving the health of the maternal and neonatal population. Through advanced clinical care, effective disease prevention, 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 for our patients and families.

BC Women's Hospital (BCW) has new opportunities for Nurse Practitioners to join our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is an advanced practice nurse role focused on the medical management and care coordination for critically ill neonates in collaboration with attending neonatologists, medical house staff and the entire health care team.

What you'll do
  • Responsible for the diagnosis and comprehensive management of acute and chronic conditions.
  • Initiate treatment, including health care management and therapeutic interventions.
  • Prescribe medications in accordance with NP regulatory standards.
  • Work with the interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive support to neonates, including diagnosing conditions, developing treatment plans, and initiating therapy.
  • Provide professional guidance to other health professionals in the program.
  • Participate autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a large interdisciplinary health team, ensuring the best care of critically ill neonates and support to their families.

What you bring
  • Current registration as a Family or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Eligibility to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the BCCNM.
  • Minimum (4) years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience, 2 of which were in a NICU or other critical care area.
  • Ability to self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.
  • Skilled in communicating and collaborating with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and prognosis.
  • Ability to lead a team.
  • Ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices.

What's in it for you

Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who complete the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) is available. Upon successful completion, for NP candidates who have not yet completed the exam; and who are hired into a regular or temporary position with PHSA, OSCE reimbursement will be distributed in the form of a forgivable loan. The loan will be forgiven after one (1) year of continuous employment in a regular or temporary position with PHSA.

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.
  • 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.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
  • Become part of the first NICU NP team at BC Women's Hospital.
  • Join an expert team of clinical professionals in a high calibre academic environment.
  • Receive training in our employer paid/sponsored NP Neonatal Training Program, the first NP Neonatal Training Program in the province.
  • Further advance Mother Baby Care in the integrated family-centred model of care.
  • Ignite your passion and drive for innovation and quality improvement.

How can you find out more about unique opportunity?
  • Contact our NP Lead and NP Neonatal Foundation Training Program Coordinator, Laura Vicol, at 778-980-4673 or email for more information.
  • Email your resume to Gurdeep Gill, Talent Acquisition advisor

What we do

BC Women's Hospital is the quaternary neonatal referral centre and home to the largest NICU in the province. In our 70 single family room unit, we care for approximately 1,200 babies each year, admitted from across British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. BC Women's NICU is a national and international leader in advancing an innovative model of care called Mother Baby Care, where mothers and babies are not separated after birth and are cared for in a combined model of care. BCW's NICU is grounded in a philosophy of family integrated care characterized by mutual respect and shared decision-making between the parent and health care team, where parents are encouraged to be active caregivers for their babies.

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW), part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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.

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