posted Oct. 2, 2017
The Nursing Community Assessment Service has an immediate opening for a Manager, Competency Assessment. This is an exciting position with an innovative new service. NCAS is an assessment service for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals (IEP) entering Canada. This role will be a great fit for a leader with strong exam development, competency assessment, evaluation and project management experience who brings a solid background in psychometric analysis. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to apply your critical thinking and leadership skills and creativity, and to support current and future healthcare professionals, please apply with us!
The Nursing Community Assessment Service assesses the competencies of internationally-educated healthcare professionals – specifically, health care assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses – who are hoping to register and practice in BC. NCAS serves four community stakeholders: the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry, the College of Registered Licensed Practical Nurses of BC, the College of Registered Nurses of BC, and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC. Through computer-based, simulation-lab and oral assessments, NCAS offers a consistent and streamlined approach to assessing the competencies of IEPs, one aimed at enhancing public protection and assisting health care professionals as they integrate into BC’s health workplace. NCAS is intended to enhance BC’s capacity to build and maintain a safe, competent and adequately resourced nursing workforce.
Reporting to the NCAS Director, the Manager, Competency Assessment plays a fundamental role within NCAS, ensuring all competency assessment tools develop and evolve according to the highest standards of rigour, reliability and validity, and that competency gaps are clearly reported. The Manager brings their experience with exam development, competencies, facilitation, and healthcare to four main sets of responsibilities: providing oversight to, and evaluation of, the delivery of our high-stakes assessment services; administering the full assessment/item development cycle; collaborating with educational partners in BC and across the country to enhance the range and quality of educational bridging options; and supporting NCAS in its general work. NCAS and its services are continuously evolving. In all areas, this role demands an ability to think critically, problem solve, propose and evaluate solutions, and to be creative.
As the NCAS manager, this position also contributes to the day-to-day activities of NCAS, including:
The ideal applicant must have experience in health care, principles of psychometric analysis, item development, academia, and group facilitation or instruction. In particular, the applicant must have:
In addition, the applicant must have:
The salary range for this role is $88,000-$100,000. As the successful candidate, you will also enjoy a generous benefits package.
Email: Submit your CV and cover letter by email to
Call: Rita Parikh, Director, NCAS: 604.736.7331 ext.851.