December 12, 2020
Please note: On Sept. 1, 2020, the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and the College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) amalgamated to become the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
BCCNM is the college empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical and meets the standards that society views as acceptable.
At BCCNM each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values to maintain a workplace that is respectful and supports the well-being of every BCCNM employee:
- Trust is essential
- Better together
- Speak the truth
- Protect the public
- Stay curious
As a member of the team, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While your workload will be busy, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.
We have part-time contract positions available for:
- Family NPs
- Adult NPs
- Pediatric NPs
BCCNM is looking for B.C. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to participate as assessors in our Quality Assurance (QA) Program. Have you been practising as an NP in BC for five years? Do you have experience and knowledge of prescribing best practices, including prescribing for pain and addictions management? Do you also have knowledge of BCCNM standards of practice, quality assurance, and the application of B.C. health legislation, regulatory bylaws and policy?
NP Contract Assessors support our Quality Assurance Committee to implement its NP Quality Assurance Program, which includes an onsite peer review and prescription review. The goal of the QA Program is for the public to receive safe, competent and ethical care, and thereby maintain trust in nursing professionals. The QA Program supports registrants to continue their professional development to maintain their competence and to achieve high practice standards.
This part-time position involves your commitment to regular training sessions and participation in a minimum of four onsite reviews per calendar year.
Assessors who meet selection criteria are appointed by and report to BCCNM’s QA Committee. Assessors complete registrant professional performance assessments by reviewing nurse practitioner patient records against BCCNM Standards of Practice and best practices. Assessors work closely with the QA team and the QA Committee. Assessors also contribute their expertise to the development and refinement of the Quality Assurance Program policy, process and tools.
- Participating in mandatory, in-person initial and regularly scheduled orientation and training sessions (at least twice yearly) to maintain competence as an NP Contract Assessor
- Conducting registrant interviews and onsite documentation reviews in various locations around BC
- Completing assessment reports for the BCCNM QA Committee
- Contributing to improving BCCNM’s Quality Assurance Program
- Practising registration in good standing with BCCNM
- Minimum five years’ experience in clinical practice, including experience managing and leading nursing professionals
- Minimum three years’ experience as an educator and/or preceptor
- Demonstrated knowledge of Entry level competencies for RNs and NPs; BCCNM Standards of Practice, including the Professional Standards, RN and NP Scope of Practice and Practice Standards and NP competencies; QA Program related legislation, bylaws, policies and procedures; NP streams of practice; and best practices for prescribing controlled drugs and substances, including chronic non-cancer pain and opioid agonist therapy
- Preference will be given to applicants who have completed additional education in prescribing controlled drugs and substances and opioid agonist therapy
- Demonstrated skills regarding conflict resolution and facilitation/coaching and conducting professional performance assessments
- Excellent oral, written and well-developed interpersonal communication skills
- Working level knowledge and experience using current MS Office tools required (MS CRM Dynamics, and MS SharePoint experience an asset)
This education is beyond BCCNM Scope of Practice Conditions for NPs prescribing controlled drugs and substances: e.g. the BC Centre on Substance Use Nurse Practitioner Addictions Fellowship.
Successful candidates receive a contract fee for work assigned at the discretion of BCCNM.
Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating where you learned of this opportunity, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Dec. 31, 2020.
Please indicate in the subject line of your application email which NP Contract Assessor role (Family, Adult, Pediatric NP) you are applying for. Also, please tell us in your cover letter what interests you about this role.
Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.
While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.