Organization: BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
Location: Hybrid (a combination of in-office and remote work)
Status: Regular, Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Expected Start Date: ASAP
What you’ll be doing
The Registration & Exams Consultant (REC) develops and revises registration assessment and exam policies and procedures and manages the implementation of bylaw and legislative changes related to registration and exams. Ensuring alignment with the Health Professions Act, BCCNM Bylaws, Regulatory Philosophy, Human Rights and other legislation, the REC provides interpretation and advice to internal staff and external stakeholders regarding registration, particularly with respect to registration assessments and exams. The REC develops and maintains relationships with external stakeholders, identifies issues and monitors trends to ensure assessment and exams policies and procedures remain relevant.
Key responsibilities include:
- Develops and revises registration policies and procedures related to registration assessments and exams. Oversees and coordinates the review, update, implementation, and maintenance of registration assessment and exam policies.
- Manages the implementation of bylaw and legislative changes within the Registration and Exams program. Monitors outcomes to continuously improve, streamline or align with shifts in regulation and the College’s regulatory philosophy and mandate.
- Conducts research on assessment and exam issues through literature reviews, environmental scans, and/or key informant interviews. Analyzes and makes recommendations for evidence-informed assessment and exam program and policy development, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation.
- Develops operational policies related to registration assessment and exam processes. Provides work direction to staff in the revision, updating, and application of registration assessment and exam policies.
- Manages registration and exam files that are beyond the scope of Registration Assessors, but not yet referred to the Cases & Hearings team.
- Ensures appropriate application of relevant legislation, bylaws, policies and processes for routine and potentially complex assessments when preparing a file for Triage or Deputy Registrar decision review.
- Determines sufficiency (adequacy and relevance) of assessment materials to inform and document registration decisions. Provides work direction to staff related to the same to ensure assessment processes and decisions are fair, defensible, and made in the public interest.
Your education & skills:
- Master’s degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health, Health Administration, or bachelor’s degree with equivalent education and 7 – 10 years of progressively responsible nursing or midwifery experience, including clinical practice settings.
- Demonstrated self-directed ability to seek out, understand, interpret, and follow legislative requirements, and to provide analysis, guidance, and feedback to staff and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated understanding of project management principles having contributed to project charters, work plans, and evaluation used to implement policy change initiatives.
- Demonstrated ability to apply research processes and methodologies to support evidence-informed decision making, policy and procedure development.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse levels of internal and external stakeholders using a collaborative and solution-focused approach.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate operational and strategic plans to support department objectives.
- Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently to manage a complex workload with competing priorities.
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral, problem-solving and analytic skills, and demonstrated attention to detail.
- Comfortable working in a constantly evolving regulatory and legislative environment and can deal with ambiguity or anticipate the impact of complex changes in regulation.
- Advanced knowledge and experience using MS CRM Dynamics, MS SharePoint, and MS Office, WebEx, web browsers, and search engines.
- Must hold practicing registration in good standing with BCCNM or be eligible for practicing registration with BCCNM.
Bonus if you have
- Regulatory and/or consulting experience, ideally in health care.
- Experience working on and/or with committees.
- Knowledge and experience with exam development, measurement, and related activities.
- Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural safety and humility as they apply to nursing and midwifery practice and the healthcare system.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please apply online by 11:59pm on July 16, 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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