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Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Primary Care Centre – Residency Opportunity

Location: Canada
Company: Fraser Health Authority
Hours: Full time

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Fraser Health invites you to join an innovative and unique primary health care team in one of Canada’s fastest growing and culturally diverse communities! We are currently recruiting five (5) full time Nurse Practitioners to provide comprehensive, integrated, and trauma-informed care at our Urgent and Primary Care Centre located in Port Moody, B.C. Port Moody is located within the Tri-Cities, with extensive access to parks, nature, transit, vibrant local culture, and growing, diverse communities.

Our Urgent and Primary Care Centre opened in February of 2021 and is located temporarily at Eagle Ridge Hospital. A new permanent site dedicated to delivering timely, person-centred, culturally safe, trauma informed longitudinal and urgent primary care in Port Moody is targeted to open this summer (2022).

Our model of care offers holistic team-based care by supporting family physicians and nurse practitioners with allied health professionals, including nurses, clinical counsellors, social workers, pharmacists and administrative staff. Together this team will extend continuous care that will be intentional and coordinated to all members of the community, including the vulnerable and medically complex.

Do you want to be part of our new and exciting post graduate up to 6 month nurse practitioner residency program? You will receive in depth in house advanced training within a clinical area relevant to the position, improve your team collaboration and develop a model of patient centred care. This is your opportunity to consolidate your nurse practitioner education with a team helping to support your successful transition into independent practice.

During your residency, you’ll receive:

  • Mentorship in multiple clinical areas
  • Dedicated clinical supervision during clinical placements
  • Protected time for self directed learning relevant to your clinical practice
  • Coaching from a consistent experienced nurse practitioner throughout your residency
  • Individualized support in transitioning to independent provider

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are outstanding in their respective fields
  • Excellent salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage

Fraser Health values diversity within the workplace.

Curious to know what it’s like to work here? Like us on Facebook (@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:


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.



    Diagnoses and treats previously undiagnosed patients/clients/residents for undifferentiated diseases, disorders, and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice; writes orders for treatment and medications; provides first line care in emergencies.
    Monitors ongoing care, orders appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment.
    Establishes priorities for management of health, diseases, disorders, and conditions; provides follow-up treatment; communicates with patients/clients/residents and families about health findings, diagnoses and priorities, outcomes and prognoses; supports and counsels patients/clients/residents in their responses to diseases, disorders and conditions.
    Collaborates and consults with physicians or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose patient/client/resident status. Develops and implements treatment plans. May admit and discharge patients/clients/residents to facilities according to organizational policies.
    Prescribes drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures.
    Assigns work to other nursing and health care personnel; evaluates work and provides education and supervision as necessary; hires staff, and evaluates staff performance.
    Participates in research contributing to improved patient/client/resident care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health.
    Maintains population health focus by implementing screening and health promotion activities for populations at risk.
    Participates in interdisciplinary staff and nursing education through case presentations, mentoring, role modeling and facilitating the exchange of knowledge in the classroom, the clinical setting and the community; fosters health care partnerships.
    Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures related to nursing, interdisciplinary care, and health system practices.
    Performs other duties as required.
    Education and Experience

    Current practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).


    Recent relevant clinical nursing experience.



    Skills and Abilities

    Demonstrates the LEADS capabilities of Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation.


    Professional/Technical Capabilities



      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 situations.
      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.

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