Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) for Internationally Educated Practitioners (IEPs)

A.  Information:

The aim of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) for Internationally Educated Practitioners Project is to develop a competency based assessment service, across four nursing community stakeholders (BC Health Care Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Registered Psychiatric Nurses) that will provide an accelerated, streamlined approach to assist Internationally Educated Practitioners (IEP’s) in integrating into BC’s health workplace. The overarching goal of this initiative is to enhance the Province’s capacity to build and maintain a safe, competent and adequately resourced nursing workforce in BC. 

The competency assessment model for this Service consists of a Computer Based Assessment and a Simulation Lab Assessment of selected entry-level competencies.   

B.  Position Summary:

The role of the Nursing Community Assessment Service Simulation Lab Assessment Technician is to manipulate simulator during the assessment, record simulation activities, and assist with reset of each scenario after each candidate (e.g. restock items in the chart that were used; restock medications; restock supplies or equipment etc.) 

C. Qualifcations Required

Education and Experience 

  • Technical diploma, associate degree, or specialized training or health-related field is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • One to two years of recent experience in a related field, such as medical technology, mathematics, computer science or life sciences.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to be proficient with hardware such as PC and Mac computers, video cameras and microphones.
  • Ability to be organized, detail-oriented.
  • Ability and willingness to work with a site coordinator, assessors and standardized patients.
  • Ability and willingness to be instructed by a site coordinator and technician supervisor.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments.
  • Ability to maintain competencies in technology.
  • Ability to work with others in a respectful/professional manner
  • Ability to demonstrate all procedures and skills taught in the NCAS project effectively.
  • Ability to operate related equipment such as high fidelity mannequins, audiovisual equipment and related software applications within a computerized windows operating environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritise work.
  • Ability to maintain a standard of absolute confidentiality regarding information and records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 
  • Ability to meet work performance standards set by the NCAS project.

Hours & Days of Work: Term, Part, Time

Salary Range: $22 hourly plus 4% vacation pay

Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date.

Closing Date: December 15, 2016

Competition No.: CS012-16

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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