Nurse Practitioner at RISE Community Health Centre – Casual (#HC01-24-02)

Jan 24, 2024 | Career Opportunities, RISE Community Health Centre

Open until filled.

Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) is a not-for-profit Society serving the Renfrew-Collingwood (RC)
neighbourhood of East Vancouver. CNH’s mandate is to promote the well-being of the Renfrew-Collingwood
community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other
groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the
community’s social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.

RISE Community Health Centre (CHC) is a department of CNH, and is funded by the Ministry of Health. RISE CHC supports the health and well-being of Renfrew-Collingwood residents by offering community-based primary care and health promotion services. Populations of focus include Newcomers, LGBTQ2SIA+, Indigenous, Isolated Seniors, Youth, people experiencing Homelessness, those working in the Sex Trade, and those experiencing Mental Health and Substance Use issues. Services are delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team, working in partnership with other CNH departments and partnering agencies.

This is an incredible opportunity be part of the RISE CHC team, where you will work with committed and
passionate professionals in the provision of integrated, high quality, holistic health services. We encourage
applicants with lived experience of structural inequity to apply, and in particular those who identify as Black,
Indigenous, Racialized, LGBTQ2SIA+, and those living with a visible or invisible disability.

Job Overview

We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join the RISE Community Health Centre team. This position is for a full-service family Nurse Practitioner (excluding obstetrics or hospital work), providing care in clinic, client’s homes and outreach settings. The Nurse Practitioner will work as part of an interdisciplinary team with Physicians, Registered Nurses, Dietitians, Counsellors, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, Counsellors Medical Office Assistants and more. The Nurse Practitioner will be a staff of Collingwood Neighbourhood House, reporting to the management team (Director, clinical lead and clinic coordinator).

Skills & Qualifications

  • Registered and in good standing with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Successful completion of the Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Professional Liability Protection with Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS)
  • 2 or more years of experience working as a Nurse Practitioner in a community-based primary health care
  • Demonstrates commitment to the concepts underpinning the unique role of Community Health Centres and a
    desire to collaboratively contribute to this CHC’s vision, mission and values
  • Experience providing primary care for clients with addictions, including ability to effectively prescribe and manage Opioid Agonist Therapy
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical skill and competence working with socially complex clients
  • An egalitarian philosophy and non-judgmental attitude (i.e. gender, culture, race, sexual orientation,
    language, ability and more)
  • Previous experience providing culturally safe, trauma-informed care to marginalized populations
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary, culturally diverse teams
  • Experience applying strategies or practices to address social determinants of health and health inequity
  • Experience providing outreach in community settings and in people’s homes
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage challenging behaviour, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19


  • Fluency in identified non-official languages based on neighbourhood demographics
  • Experience working with medical interpreters
  • Experience with OSCAR EMR

Job Details

  • Compensation: Non-Fee for Service
  • Schedule: Variable, Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6:30 pm
    • Must be available March 18th- 30th & April 26th & 27th
    • Must have at least 4 weeks of availability between June 1 and September 1, 2024
  • Remuneration:
    • $74.08/hr
    • 10.6% additional in lieu of benefits for staff that work less than 15 hours/week
  • Location: RISE Community Health Centre, 5198 Joyce Street, Vancouver BC, V5R 4H1. Services also provided in local Renfrew-Collingwood Neighborhood
  • Expected Start Date: March 2024

Application Process

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada, with priority given to Canadian Citizens and permanent
residents. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job
application. As per the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Human Resources Policies and Procedures, all factors being equal, first priority will be given to qualified local and internal applicants. We encourage applicants with lived experience of structural inequity to apply, and in particular those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2IA+, and those living with a visible or invisible disability.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Sandra Bodenhamer
Director, RISE Community Health Centre

Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5198 Joyce Street, Vancouver BC, V5R 4H1

Please quote reference #HC01-24-02
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. We thank all individuals who apply for this position and will be contacting shortlisted candidates directly. No phone calls please.


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