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Education Consultant


Education Consultant

Regular Full-time

The BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) has a unique opportunity for a nurse who is seeking a new dimension to their nursing career.

The Education Consultant serves as the main BCCNP communication link with the administrators of recognized practical nursing, baccalaureate registered nursing, nurse practitioner and psychiatric nursing education programs in BC. In addition, the consultant collaborates with external stakeholders, such as educators, employers, and regulators, as well as BCCNP staff on a variety of nursing education issues, entry-level competencies and Standards of Practice that graduates of these programs are required to achieve for initial registration. 

The Education Consultant is a member of a dynamic and collaborative team. The broad and multi-faceted role of the Education Consultant presents opportunities to work with leaders at the provincial and national levels on nursing regulatory, education, and practice issues. Opportunities are also available to lead work on the revision of entry-level competencies and development of regulatory exams.

Who we are

BCCNP is the 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:

  • 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 challenging and exciting, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.

What you will be doing

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, Education Program Review and Entry-Level Competencies (EPR and ELC) and working as a key member of the Education Program Review team, the Education Consultant leads and/or manages the BC College of Nursing Professionals education program/course review and recognition process for re-entry/entry level LPN, RPN, RN and NP programs as well as qualifying courses offered by BC educational institutions.

Responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the Deputy Registrar, EPR and ELC, supporting the Education Program Review Committee ("EPRC") by orienting members to EPRC's mandate, policies and processes
  • Facilitating the self-evaluation report preparation process with post-secondary educational institutions to provide EPRC with the evidence it requires to evaluate nursing education programs/courses and making recommendations to the BCCNP Board by ensuring the leaders of recognized programs/courses understand the standards and criteria required to acquire or continue their recognition status
  • Maintaining communication with nursing education program administrators and keeping them informed of the steps and timing of the program review process
  • Synthesizing evidence from source documents and EPRC meeting records for inclusion in reports, findings, and recommendations to the BCCNP Board and educational institutions
  • Providing leadership and staff support to EPRC to plan and implement regular policy reviews
  • Recruiting, contracting with, and orienting Site Visitors to conduct site visits with nursing programs and Expert Registrants to review qualifying courses
  • Planning and implementing regular review and revision of entry-level competencies for LPNs, RPNs, RNs and NPs
  • Participating in regional, provincial and national presentations, workshops and other conference activities as appropriate

Your education and skills

Education and Experience:

  • Educational preparation at the doctoral or master's level in nursing or a related field
  • Over ten years of experience in nursing positions and three to five years as a nurse educator in an educational institution and familiarity with curriculum development and evaluation of student nurses and program outcomes
  • Must hold practicing registration in good standing with BCCNP or be eligible for practicing registration with BCCNP
  • Extensive experience is required in continuous quality improvement strategy development, and short and long-term strategic planning

Skills:

  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills as well as group facilitation, coalition building and conflict transformation skills to build consensus across groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Ability to make decisions independently and collaborate with internal staff and a variety of external stakeholders
  • Experience participating in research, academic activities and scholarly writing
  • Ability to synthesize salient evidence from multiple sources to prepare written reports which provide recommendations supported by reasoning
  • Proven project planning, management and evaluation skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Outlook, Word and Excel and experience using organization-specific databases, web browsers and search engines
  • Experience with meeting/conference software (e.g. MS Live Meeting, Lync) is an additional asset

Compensation and benefits

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package.

How to apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating where you learned of this opportunity, to careers@bccnp.ca. The closing date for applications is February 10, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nursing Professionals.

While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.