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Nurse Practitioner - Thoracic Surgery

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

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Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Nurse Practitioner in Thoracic Surgery. We are looking for 3 Nurse Practitioners to join a tight-knit collaborative group where you will be well supported carrying out this role. Work alongside physicians, surgeons and other health-care professionals focused on providing high-quality patient-focused service.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary care team committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes by constructing a comprehensive plan to effectively treat thoracic conditions. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team model with a coordinated approach to ensure safe, effective, and timely care for patients.

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

Apply now and we can continue the conversation and explore you joining our team supporting our employees to provide the best possible care to the patients they serve.

Fraser Health values diversity within the workplace.

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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