Victoria PCN High Complexity Care Team (HCCT) is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join their team.
The HCCT is a physician-lead initiative in collaboration with the Victoria PCN, Ministry of Health, Island Health, Divisions of Family Practice, and Indigenous Health Collaborative. Within the HCCT, all clinical staff function autonomously in a team-based setting on the same patient panel. Each member is expected to make their own day-to-day decisions, with the responsibility for overall clinical direction of the team and panel as a population resting with the HCCT’s Physician Lead. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinically-Focused Physicians (CFP) are expected to incorporate this overall direction into their practice with the patients. The CFP role includes overall care planning (e.g. intake and complete physical) with integration of patient's overall health goals, management of high-acuity and conflicting chronic disease (e.g. medication management psychosis in a patient with congenital long-QT), and planning around acute care utilization reduction. Practitioners will work collaboratively including for purposes of handover and follow-up; the Physician Lead may allocate tasks to any or all practitioners to support optimizing team-based, patient-centred care and the overall direction of the practice.
The Nurse Practitioner provides service for complex, resource-intensive unattached patients, or attached patients requiring additional complex care, in Urban Greater Victoria PCN Boundaries and First Nations communities of T’Sou-ke, Scia-new, Pacheedaht, Songhees and Esquimalt. Priority will be given to patients who meet the complexity criteria in multiple dimensions and to parent-child or other family groupings wherein all family members meet the complexity criteria. Patients will be identified by patient consenting-referrals with the assistance of Island Health, the Division of Family Practice, and community/specialty practices.
The practitioner will act as the regular and most responsible primary care provider for a minimum patient panel; the minimum patient panel size per FTE (partial FTE pro-rated proportionately):
Year 1 – panel size of a minimum of 200 patients shared by HCCT
Year 2 – panel size of a minimum of 300 patients shared by HCCT
Year 3 – panel size of a minimum of 500 patients shared by HCCT
Victoria, British Columbia’s scenic capital is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and enviable quality of life, this is an ideal place to pursue your medical career and create the kind of lifestyle only dreamt about. Few areas in the world can match BC’s scope of outdoor activities, with Vancouver Island offering everything from skiing and snowboarding, to golf, and world-class fishing. With its temperate climate, rich heritage and vibrant cultural scene, Victoria provides the very best of urban and rural living.
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Medical Staff Recruiter
- Full licensure with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Privileges at hospital and/or other facility required: Associate Privileges at Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital
- Privileges may be required at long term care sites or other facilities, to be determined