Organization: BC College of Nurses & Midwives
Location: Hybrid (a combination of in-office and remote work)
Are you a strong analytical thinker, highly detailed oriented, who really enjoys writing? Can you apply legislation, bylaws, and policies to develop evidence-informed recommendations? Are you a naturally curious person with an ability to synthesize large volumes of materials and clearly communicate your findings both orally and in writing? Do you have experience in trauma-informed investigations and understand the principles of procedural fairness? If so, and you are wanting to be part of a high performing, supportive team dedicated to helping ensure nurses and midwives are competent to safely enter practice in BC, we want to hear from you!
What You’ll Be Doing
The Registration Advisor, Registration Cases (Registration Advisor, RC) conducts credentialing investigations into complex matters for registration for all four designations of nursing (Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners) and Midwives. The Registration Advisor, RC ensures complex registration cases are managed in accordance with the Health Professions Act, BCCNM Bylaws, Human Rights, and other legislation, BCCNM policies and procedures, and the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Investigates applicants’ qualifications, education, experience, and regulatory and criminal history, in complex cases to determine whether it is appropriate for the applicant to be registered and, if so, whether registration limits or conditions are required. Responsible for investigating applicants for all classes of registration for midwives and the four nursing designations with high complexity/risk profiles.
- Ensures fair, consistent, and appropriate application of legislative requirements, BCCNM Bylaws, and registration policies in the investigation of complex applications for registration.
- Identifies, collects, and analyzes appropriate/relevant evidence including court documents, documentation from educational institution(s), employers, medical professionals, and other regulatory bodies, and conducts witness/applicant interviews, depending on the case.
- Synthesizes information and prepares reports with analysis and recommendations for presentation to the Deputy Registrar and/or the Registration Committee for decision.
- Prepares decision letters on behalf of the Deputy Registrar and/or the Registration Committee.
- Provides advice and guidance to the Registration Assessors, and with the other members of the Registration Cases Team assigns cases requiring investigation.
- Makes recommendations to the Director, Registration Cases, the Registration Consultant, and the Deputy Registrar, Registration for policy changes, and identifies areas for bylaw needs/revisions/updates for the Registration program; develops, documents, and implements work processes related to the application and registration process.
- Collaborates with the Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring Team on applications involving current or previous complaints regarding an applicant’s practice.
- Interprets registration policies, processes, and bylaws, particularly related to complex cases, for staff and applicants, registrants, and other stakeholders, including union and legal representatives.
Your Education & Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in a health-related program (e.g. public health, health administration, or nursing), Arts, or Business, or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience related to health regulation or administration.
- A minimum of five years of experience working with legislation, bylaws, policies, and procedures, ideally in a regulatory environment.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills to interpret BCCNM’s Bylaws, policies, and processes regarding registration, to communicate complex information to registrants, applicants and stakeholders, and present evidence to the Deputy Registrar, Registration, and the Registration Committee.
- Experience preparing, planning, and conducting investigations is an asset.
- Proven ability to analyze complex and detailed information, identify relevant evidence, and prepare succinct and comprehensive reports.
- Strong interpersonal, conflict management, and mediation/resolution skills required to manage challenging situations professionally.
- Ability to deal with sensitive information in a professional manner.
- Proven ability to think critically and problem solve.
- Ability to work effectively in teams and independently.
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge and experience using current versions of MS Office, MS CRM Dynamics, and MS SharePoint. Experience accessing web and search engines, and ability to adapt to organization-specific databases.
- Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as they apply to nursing and midwifery practice and health care is an asset.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please apply online by 11:59pm on November 13, 2023. This opportunity will remain posted until filled; however, priority consideration will be given to those who apply by the deadline. To see a full list of our current opportunities or to learn more about working at the BC College of Nurses & Midwives, please visit our website at Careers at BCCNM.
Please note: BCCNM is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all College staff. Any employee hired must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must have a BCCNM approved exemption before beginning work for the College.
About the BC College of Nurses & Midwives
The British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (“BCCNM”) is the college empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical, and meets the standards that society views as acceptable.
As western Canada’s largest health profession regulator, we believe a diverse and inclusive team enriches our efforts to protect the public. We welcome applications from all who reflect of the communities we serve, and especially encourage Indigenous Peoples and members of equity-seeking groups to apply. We believe diverse perspectives and experiences bring both innovation and better outcomes to the work we do and the decisions we make.
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