Job Posting
full time Physician at Northern Health Authority
Fort St John, British Columbia
Job ID: 7892

Site Type
Type of Position
Permanent Full-Time
Locum Date Range
—- to —-
Date Range
Locum Date Range
—- to —-
Date Range
Position Type
Excluded Position (Non-union)
Hours of Work
On Call
On Call
Minimum Education
Masters Degree – Nurse Practitioner
Skills Required
Northern Health is seeking a Nurse Practitioner for an exciting opportunity to join the medical staff in Fort St. John BC.

To be successful, you will have completed an approved Master’s degree level Nurse Practitioner program, you must be eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), and have recent relevant clinical nursing experience. Also required is successful completion of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
Northern Health gives you the option of completing the OSCE within the first year of employment as a Nurse Practitioner.

If interested please submit your CV to Health Match BC who will refer you to Medical Staff Recruitment at the Health Authority.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions. The Nurse Practitioner initiates treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to other health professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making referrals to specialist physicians and others as appropriate.

The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients/clients/residents, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participates in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. The position participates in peer review and self review to evaluate the outcome of services at the patient/client/resident, community and population level.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY – Diagnoses and treats previously undiagnosed patients/clients/residents for undifferentiated diseases, disorders, and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice; writes orders for treatment and medications; provides first line care in emergencies. – Monitors ongoing care, orders appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment. – Establishes priorities for management of health, diseases, disorders, and conditions; provides follow-up treatment; communicates with patients/clients/residents and families about health findings, diagnoses and priorities, outcomes and prognoses; supports and counsels patients/clients/residents in their responses to diseases, disorders and conditions. – Collaborates and consults with physicians or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose patient/client/resident status. Develops and implements treatment plans. May admit and discharge patients/clients/residents to facilities according to organizational policies. – Prescribes drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures. – Assigns work to other nursing and health care personnel; evaluates work and provides education and supervision as necessary; hires staff and evaluates performance. – Participates in research contributing to improved patient/client/resident care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health. – Maintains population health focus by implementing screening and health promotion activities for populations at risk. – Participates in interdisciplinary staff and nursing education through case presentations, mentoring, role modeling and facilitating the exchange of knowledge in the classroom, the clinical setting and the community; fosters health care partnerships. – Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures related to nursing, interdisciplinary care and health system practices. – Performs other duties as required.

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to from on April 18, 2024.

Application Process
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British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Nurse Practitioner NHA-5029
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Qualification Requirements
Minimum Education
Masters Degree - Nurse Practitioner
Skills Required
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Northern Health Authority 
Street Address 1
Street Address 2
City / Town
Fort St John 
Postal / Zip Code
V2L 5B8 
Institution Description
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Medical Staff Recruitment 
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Published on 2021-10-08
Edited on 2021-10-08