Do you have experience managing and evaluating the delivery of high stakes examination services, especially in a health care setting? Does ensuring high standards and rigorous requirements align with your values? And are you interested in playing a critical role with an innovative assessment approach?
We’re looking for an Assessment Operations Manager for the Nursing Community Assessment Service. This role will provide leadership and oversight to the operations of assessment centre activities, allowing for the administration of hundreds of assessments annually to nurses and health care aides seeking licensure 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.
At BCCNP each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values to maintain a workplace that is respectful, and that supports the well-being of every BCCNP employee:
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.
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 candidates 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.
Reporting to the NCAS Director, the Assessment Operations Manager oversees all assessment site activities, ensuring that assessment services are delivered according to the highest standards of security, rigour and professionalism. The AOM is responsible for: managing relationships with assessment delivery service providers; hiring, training and overseeing the work of Assessment Centre Coordinators; developing training pathways for service staff; and auditing assessment sites. Working closely with the director, the AOM works to expand the program through the development of new assessment sites. The AOM also supports assessment operations for the BCCNP Nurse Practitioner Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
The AOM oversees delivery of NCAS assessments, ensuring they are administered according to the highest standards of security, consistency, rigour and professionalism. This work includes, but is not limited to:
The AOM provides support to the BCCNP Nurse Practitioner OSCE Coordinator in the delivery, development and evaluation of the OSCE
The Assessment Operations Manager 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.
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following:
Note: this position is required to work “on-call” during assessment service delivery periods.
Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating where you learned of this opportunity, to email@example.com. The closing date for applications is 9 a.m. Pacific, 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.