BCCNP 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 BCCNP standards of practice, quality
assurance, and the application of B.C. health legislation, regulatory bylaws
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.
BCCNP is a regulatory college 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 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.
Assessors who meet selection criteria are appointed by and
report to BCCNP’s QA Committee. Assessors
complete registrant professional performance assessments by reviewing nurse
practitioner patient records against BCCNP 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.
Practising registration in good standing with BCCNP
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; BCCNP 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 BCCNP 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 BCCNP.
Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating
where you learned of this opportunity, to email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is July 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 Nursing
While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.