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Regulatory Practice Consultant

Full-time, two positions​​​​

If you are an experienced nurse (RN or NP), well-versed in applying the CRNBC Standards of Practice, we have an exciting and challenging role for you as a Regulatory Practice Consultant (RPC) with our Policy, Practice and Quality Assurance team. As a Regulatory Practice Consultant, you will promote the standards while you advise nurses and stakeholders on a wide range of professional practice issues to ensure that the public receives competent and ethical care. You will also provide leadership and participate in collaborative work on professional projects at the local, regional, provincial and national level.

The Regulatory Practice Consultant role is a full-time position with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) and is based in the Vancouver office.

Who we​​​ are

​Located in Vancouver, CRNBC is the regulatory body for close to 40,000 registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed graduate nurses in British Columbia. Our purpose is to protect the public by effectively regulating registered nurses and nurse practitioners. We set standards, support registered nurses to meet standards, and act if standards are not met.

At CRNBC, we believe in integrity, excellence and accountability. As a member of the team you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While you'll be managing a busy workload, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.

Read about our mandate.

​What you will do​​

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Policy and Practice, the Regulatory Practice Consultant plans, develops, delivers, and evaluates regulatory practice consultation services for nurses, organizations and stakeholders throughout the province to assist nurses in understanding and applying the Standards of Practice. In addition, the RPC works with individual nurses who have formal inquiry agreements to support professional practice assessment and competence development.

Responsi​​bilities include:

  • Providing regulatory practice consultation for employers, nurses, and other stakeholders
  • Collaborating on the development, update, and application of the Standards of Practice, registrant and organizational quality assurance program activities
  • Consulting with nurses, employers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders on professional practice and regulatory issues
  • Participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of resources designed to support regulatory practice consultations
  • Ensuring programs and services are evidence-based, efficient and effective, and reflect leading practices and relational regulation
  • Assessing, applying, and evaluating research related to existing and emerging regulatory professional practice issues to ensure evidence-informed regulatory practice consultations and policy development within CRNBC
  • Contributing, collaborating, and leading PPQA, working groups, organization initiatives, and committees
  • When applicable, managing special practice support projects from start to completion, and ensuring project deliverables — i.e., scope, schedule, budget and quality — are successfully met
  • Actively staying informed of and managing emerging practice support issues as required  

​​​Your skills & abilities

You have a master's degree in nursing, or a baccalaureate nursing qualification with a master's degree in a related discipline and a minimum of seven to 10 years experience in increasingly senior nursing positions, including nursing administration with a comprehensive knowledge of nursing regulatory and professional practice issues.

Your broad knowledge of nursing practice and comprehensive knowledge of nursing professional issues will ensure your success in this role.

You have demonstrated ability in assessing professional practice issues and supporting individuals and teams in applying the Standards of Practice in complex environments.

You possess excellent communication skills and are able to communicate clearly to a diverse range of stakeholders, both in person and in writing.

You are comfortable working in a constantly evolving regulatory and legislative environment and you have the ability to deal with ambiguity and anticipate the impact of complex changes in practice.

You bring proven project management skills, and your ability to solve problems within limited timeframes.

You have working level knowledge and experience with MS Office, organizational platforms and databases, for example SharePoint.

Provincial travel is required.

Note: The successful candidate must hold practising registration (RN or NP) in good standing with CRNBC or be eligible to obtain practising registration upon hire with CRNBC.

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package.

Please forward your resume and covering letter, indicating where you learned of this opportunity, to humanresources@crnbc.ca. The closing date for the applications is Jan. 26, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in CRNBC. We appreciate all responses. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

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