Nurse Practitioner – Medical Arts Centre: Urgent Care Clinic (Group Contract equivalent to 2 FT roles) (200-1278)

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Medical Arts Centre: Urgent Care Clinic is seeking Nurse Practitioners.

The NPs shall provide team-based care within a network of primary care providers and expanded services to meet the ambulatory needs of urgent primary care patients.

The NPs shall provide, the following Direct Patient Care, Indirect Patient Care and Clinical Administrative Services during scheduled shifts for the urgent care service provided by the Clinic. UPPC policies and guidelines should be adhered to. 

Direct Patient Care consisting of, but not limited to, consultations, physical examination, diagnosis of disease, minor surgery, advising, counseling and treating as required to provide non-urgent episodic care for conditions, illnesses and injuries and including: 

  • Basic in-office primary care services including non-life threatening illnesses or injuries that need treatment, such as sprains and simple fractures caused by minor accidents and falls, cast modifications/removal (where equipment allows), minor bleeding/cuts requiring simple wound closure;
  • Assessment and treatment for mental health conditions, respiratory, management of chronic diseases for unattached patients. This includes ICBC and WorkSafeBC cases, minor illnesses or injuries including commonly presenting primary care conditions, such as earaches, eye irritation/injuries, nosebleeds, oral abscess or laceration, headache, corneal abrasion; abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration, mild to moderate back pain and problems, skin rashes and infections, urinary tract infections; and completion of various forms;
  • Referral for specialist consultation when appropriate. Consider re-directing patients to primary care provider (if they have one) for referral for chronic or non-urgent issues, as this is usually a more appropriate source referral.

Indirect Patient Care consisting of but not limited to:

  • Patient-specific conferences, team meetings, telephone consultations, and chart or report writing;
  • Arranging for appropriate follow up care, including assessments, procedures, investigations and/or therapy as may be appropriate, and interpreting the results and, where applicable, the preparation of follow-up plans for patients seen, treated and referred back to their primary care provider, where applicable, in accordance with professional standards as determined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives;
  • For patients transferring to an acute care site, following medical transfer processes and protocols, including preparing NP notes to accompany patients.
  • Any additional indirect clinical services to support patients provided by the Medical Director at the clinic.

Clinical Administrative Services:

  • Participation in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the Services, including and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews, and incident report reviews.

The NPs will provide the Services via face-to-face appointments, telephone consultations and virtual care options where available and as appropriate based on the clinical circumstances and consistent with how the Services are provided at the Medical Arts Centre.

The UPPC provides an opportunity for NP’s to accept unattached patients into their own practice.

Site Information

The Medical Arts Centre is located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo by the waterfront. The clinic is supported by excellent long-term staff including a Nurse practitioner and RN’s available to assist with complex patient care.

Medical Arts enjoys state of the art electronic medical records (Intrahealth) and is complimented with Accell EMR.  Patients are able to book appointments online with Accession.  Evening and weekend walk-in clinics have been incorporated to assist with orphaned patients in the community. Nanaimo enjoys an excellent regional hospital with good specialty support.

We are an active teaching site for the UBC Family Medicine Residency Program.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

Additional Information

Group Contract to fill shifts equivalent to 2.0 FTE

The Ministry provides overhead funding for NPs, which is provided to clinic based on FTEs of services provided; the maximum amount available is $75,000 per 1.0 FTE.

Community Information

Nanaimo, population 103,500, is a growing and vibrant urban centre situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, located approximately 100 kilometers north of Victoria and offers excellent access via commercial flights, float plane or ferry to Vancouver. The community offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including the 800 seat waterfront Port Theatre, the Vancouver Island University and is adjacent renowned private schools.

Nanaimo is the outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, providing year round access to a wide array of recreational activities including kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, running and golfing. Nearby Mount Washington frequently boasting the deepest snow pack in North America, has excellent downhill, snowboarding and cross country skiing.

Job Types
Nurse Practitioner
Primary Care

Medical Arts Centre UPCC


Harjinder Conway, Medical Staff Recruiter

Shift/Hours of Work
The Clinic will be open from 08:00 to 21:00, Monday to Friday and from 09:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. Shifts will be approximately 3-5 hours.
Per Ministry’s designated NP Primary Care Service Contract
Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives

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