Do you need a Nurse Practitioner for your B.C. community? Apply now!

Nurses are Boss!Hey Funds Fans!  Interested in improving health services to your B.C. community?  Check this out:

Applications will be accepted until 12:00pm noon on Friday, March 15, 2013.

The Nurse Practitioners for British Columbia (NP4BC) program supports the optimized use of Nurse Practitioner (NP) skills and competencies for primary health care by providing opportunities for NPs to be utilized as independent health practitioners, in collaborative interprofessional relationships with physicians and other health care providers.

To support the further integration of NPs into the system, the Ministry will fund up to 135 new targeted positions over the next three years. Funding will flow from the Ministry of Health to Health Authorities to support the hiring of NPs. Funding will be awarded through a Call for Proposals process and will target NP positions, working with an identified multi-disciplinary health team, providing longitudinal care services to identified at-risk client group or vulnerable client population(s) and/or under-serviced area.

All submissions must be supported and approved by the Health Authority with signatures from the Chief Nursing Officer and Primary Health Care Lead and by health care provider(s) collaborating with the NP. Submissions that do not have signed Health Authority approval will not be considered.

NOTE: Funding under this initiative will not be used to fund NP positions in acute care practice settings.

The funded organization is responsible to support the NP through the start-up phase and ongoing operations, and regularly submit reports as required per the funding agreement. Ability to successfully recruit and integrate the NP into a multidisciplinary team will also be taken into consideration.

Make it happen!  Apply today 🙂

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