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Nurse Practitioner – Mental Health Child & Adolescent Program

Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Nurse Practitioner - MH Child & Adolescent Program
Work Site: MH Child & Adolescent Program, North Shore
Status: Regular Part Time - Baseline (0.7 FTE)
Reference#: 094095-ale




This Nurse Practitioner opportunity is a position offering full-scope of practice in an exciting new provincial initiative called Foundry. Foundry is an integrated health and social service centre for young people ages 12-24. It provides a one-stop-shop for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services and youth and family peer supports.


The Nurse Practitioner will work as part of a full-service medical clinic for youth that is part of a broader multi-disciplinary team consisting of social workers, mental health and substance use counsellors, occupational therapy and multiple community service providers.


Foundry is a new approach to wellness services for young people, bringing health care, counselling and social services together in a single place to make it easier for young people to find the care they need when they need it.



Responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. 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. Provides professional guidance to other health professionals and participates autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams making referrals to specialist physicians as appropriate.

Collaborates with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. Participates in peer review and self review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Responsible for own professional development and maintaining competence in the position.



Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 094095-ale. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Internal competition closes May 18, 2017. Internal applications received after this date will be considered as late applications.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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