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Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, Mental Health and Substance Use - Residency Opportunity

Posting Number 1437052

Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner supporting patients with Mental Health and Substance Use disorders. In this position you will be working with the Maple Ridge Wellness Centre team and as part of this rewarding community role provide outreach and connections with community partners supporting vulnerable patients. Are you flexible, have experience and/or interest in working with patients experiencing Mental Health and Substance use disorders? Strong mentorship in place to provide guidance and support you building your knowledge, confidence, and competence.

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

Are you interested in how our staff feel about their jobs? Here is what one of our NP's has to say about their practice.

"Having Nurse Practitioner specific leadership and practice support has made a big difference for me personally and across Fraser Health. It might be cheaper to live elsewhere in B.C., but I stay in Fraser Health because I can’t imagine a much better work environment than this.”

Does this sound like the environment you want to part of?

The responsibility and accountability for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions is key to this role.

The ability to initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. As Nurse Practitioner you will provide professional mentorship to other health providers and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making appropriate referrals.

The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and multi-disciplinary teams 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.

Would you Value?

  • Prescribing drugs within regulatory scope for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable standard methodologies set by Fraser Health.
  • Be involved in the ongoing care and order appropriate screening diagnostic investigations while you interpret reports of investigations and analyzes information and plan patient treatment.
  • Working closely with nursing, physician assistants, and surgeon in the outpatient clinic.

Are you motivated to join us? We will be looking for you to have:

  • Current practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner or eligibility to register as a provisional Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Recent relevant clinical nursing/nurse practitioner experience
  • Completion of  Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program Course (POATS-P) an asset

If this position 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

Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage

Take the next step and apply. Then we can continue the conversation and explore you joining our team to provide the best possible care to the patients we serve.

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strive to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust. Find out 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 nearly 40,000 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.

Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

We are proud of the innovation, dedication, professionalism and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.

  • Effective October 26th, 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.


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