In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Leader, Child Health and working collaboratively with the management team, the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of children, including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. The PNP initiates treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, policy and guidelines. The PNP provides professional guidance to other health professional and social service professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health, social service and education team. The PNP makes appropriate referrals to physicians, and other health and social service professionals.
The PNP collaborates with children and families and other members of the interdisciplinary team and community to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for children, families and communities. The PNP works with community to develop and implement population and evidence based strategies to improve the health and well being of children. The PNP participates in peer review and self-review to evaluate the outcome of services at the child, family, community and population levels.
Education, Training And Experience
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing NP registrant.
Skills And Abilities
Additional training and certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is strongly preferred.
Recent relevant clinical nursing experience with children and youth.
Understanding of current best practice models in delivering child health care.
Ability to work in a collaborative team including community partners
Knowledge of community development process
Knowledge of technology based communication and learning strategies
Project management and community development skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to work independently and with initiative.
Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.