Do you have experience coordinating simulation activities in a health care simulation lab? Are you interested in bringing your commitment to high standards, meticulous detail, ethics and professionalism to the assessment of nursing professionals in British Columbia? Do you enjoy engaging directly with people with a diverse set of backgrounds, skills and talents?
We’re looking for Assessment Centre Coordinators for the Nursing Community Assessment Service. This role will provide technical, administrative, and operational support to the delivery of the NCAS Simulation Lab Assessment and Oral Assessment – high stakes examinations taken by hundreds of health professionals annually who are seeking licensure as nurses and health care aides in British Columbia.
The Nursing Community Assessment Service is a unit within the BC College of Nursing Professionals. BCCNP is a newly created regulatory college that brings together all nursing disciplines within one organization. BCCNP is empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners 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.
BCCNP launched the NCAS assessment service in January 2017. NCAS assesses the competencies of those seeking licensure to enter practice in BC as health care assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses. The high-stakes assessment is comprised of a computer-based test that is administered at testing sites all over the world, as well as a simulation-lab and oral assessment, both delivered at a nursing simulation lab in Vancouver BC. The NCAS assessment is aimed at providing assessment takers and nursing regulators a consistent, rigorous and defensible approach to determining the extent to which individuals possess the competencies required to enter practice safely. NCAS works with regulators to enhance BC’s capacity to build and maintain a safe, competent and adequately resourced nursing workforce.
At BCCNP, each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values in order to maintain a workplace that is respectful and that supports the well-being of every BCCNP employee:
As a member of the NCAS 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.
Reporting to the Assessment Operations Manager, the Assessment Centre Coordinator manages the administration of the Simulation Lab Assessment and Oral Assessment at a state-of-the art simulation lab on a college campus in Vancouver, BC.
The ACC ensures the assessments are delivered to the highest standards of security, consistency, rigour and professionalism, according to defined policies, procedures and standards. The coordinator facilitates the regular operations of the simulation and oral assessment by, among other responsibilities: recruiting and overseeing the work of all part-time and occasional assessment service employees (including assessors, standardized patients, standardized patient trainers, and technicians); purchasing supplies; setting up and taking down assessment stations; scheduling assessment takers (test takers), staff and assessment dates; and working closely with the NCAS staff team to support the continuous improvement of the SLA and OA.
NCAS is hiring two assessment centre coordinators. The responsibilities noted below will be allocated and shared between them.
The ACC ensures the NCAS Simulation Lab Assessment and Oral Assessment are delivered as per established standards, policies and procedures, and facilitates the regular operations of the assessments. Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The ACC is responsible for recruiting, contracting, training and monitoring performance of all occasional and part-time assessment centre service employees. Additional related tasks include:
The Assessment Centre Coordinator contributes to the day-to-day activities of NCAS, liaising with assessment takers, supporting all projects and programs, contributing to organizational planning processes, and furthering NCAS’ spirit of innovation.
NOTE: Almost all assessments take place on the weekend (either Saturday, Sunday, or on both days), approximately 35-40 weekends per year. Weekend shifts will be distributed evenly across the two ACC positions. In addition, simulation lab tours take place in the evenings, approximately 2-4 times per month. When not working at the simulation lab, the successful applicant will work from the office of BCCNP at 200 Granville St.
This ideal applicant for this position will have the following combination of education, experience and skills:
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 9 a.m. Pacific Time, Oct. 21, 2019. Interviews will take place Oct. 23 - 24.
To learn more about our organization, please visit
www.ncasbc.ca. Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nursing Professionals, and the Nursing Community Assessment Service