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Regulatory Practice Consultants

​Regular, full-time | 2 positions available

Are you an experienced nurse who understands the healthcare system and is well-versed in applying the BCCNP Standards of Practice? Do you have outstanding communication skills?

BCCNP has an exciting and challenging role for you as a Regulatory Practice Consultant ("RPC") with our Practice Support and Regulatory Learning team. As a Regulatory Practice Consultant, you will promote the standards while you advise nurses and stakeholders on a wide range of professional practice issues to ensure that the public receives competent and ethical care. You will also provide leadership and participate in collaborative work on professional projects at the local, regional, provincial and national level.

The Regulatory Practice Consultant role is a full-time position with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and is based out of the downtown Vancouver office.

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 busy, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.

What you will be doing

Reporting to the Director, Practice Support & Regulatory Learning, the Regulatory Practice Consultant provides expert guidance to nurses, employers, organizations, and other stakeholders to support their effort in applying the Standards of Practice. In addition, the RPC works with individual nurses who have formal inquiry agreements to support professional practice assessment and competence development.

Responsibilities include

  • Providing regulatory practice consultation for employers, nurses, and other stakeholders
  • Consulting with nurses, employers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders on professional practice and regulatory issues
  • Participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of resources designed to support regulatory practice consultations
  • Ensuring programs and services are evidence-based, efficient and effective, and reflect leading practices and relational regulation
  • Collaborating on the development, update, and application of the Standards of Practice, Registrant and Organizational Quality Assurance program activities
  • Assessing, applying, and evaluating research related to existing and emerging regulatory professional practice issues to ensure evidence-informed regulatory practice consultations and policy development within BCCNP
  • Contributing to, collaborating on and leading on BCCNP and Regulatory Policy & programs working groups, organization initiatives, and committees
  • When applicable, managing special projects from start to completion, and ensuring project deliverables—i.e., scope, schedule, budget and quality—are successfully met and delivered
  • Actively staying informed of and managing emerging practice support issues as required

Your education and skills

  • You have a master's degree in nursing, or a baccalaureate nursing qualification with a master's degree in a related discipline, and a minimum of 7 to 10 years' experience in increasingly senior nursing positions including nursing administration with a comprehensive knowledge of nursing regulatory and professional practice issues
  • You have demonstrated ability in assessing professional practice issues and supporting individuals and teams in applying the Standards of Practice in complex environments
  • You possess excellent communication skills and are able to communicate clearly to a diverse range of stakeholders, both in person and in writing
  • You are comfortable working in a constantly evolving regulatory and legislative environment and you have the ability to deal with ambiguity and anticipate the impact of complex changes in practice
  • You bring proven project management skills, and your ability to solve problems within limited timeframes
  • You have working level knowledge and experience with MS Office, organizational platforms and databases, such as SharePoint
  • Provincial travel is required on occasions
  • You hold practicing registration in good standing with BCCNP
  • You ideally have knowledge and experience with LPN and/or NP practice

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 The closing date for applications is Jan. 25, 2020.

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