Nurse Practitioner - Patient Assessment and Transition to Home (PATH)

City Langley
Job ID 2022-11005
Nurse Practitioner
Posting Date
1 year ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Patient Assessment and Transition to Home (PATH)
Salary at Time of Posting
$54.17 - $77.87 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality and compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Nurse Practitioner at Langley Memorial Hospital. The Patient Assessment and Transition to Home (PATH) unit is an inpatient hospital based program in Fraser Health where Nurse Practitioners assume the role of the Most Responsible Provider (MRP) for patients. As part of this rewarding MRP role in partnership with the General Practitioner you will have the opportunity to participate in compensated on-call work rotations to assist the unit remain open 24/7, 365 days a year. NPs in PATH units support and empower medically stable alternative level of care (ALC) designated patients with complex discharge requirements and facilitate successful transitions home to thrive in the community. 


This is your opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of various ALC designated patients and their needs.
  • Be proficient in complex assessment, diagnosis, and treatment/management planning.
  • Be responsible and accountable assuming the MRP role for inpatients

Specifically, you will gain experience in:

  • Complex discharge planning and advanced clinical decision making for patients with multiple comorbidities, chronic diseases, and variable social needs.
  • Principles of geriatric medical care to a defined patient population
  • Working in a team-based environment with a specialized discharge planning team to minimize hospitalizations, prevent health deterioration, and improve quality of life
  • Referral and consultation to and with specialists and in accessing community resources.”

Are you interested in how our staff feel about their jobs? Here is what one of our NP's has to say about their practice.


"Having Nurse Practitioner specific leadership and practice support has made a big difference for me personally and across Fraser Health. It might be cheaper to live elsewhere in B.C., but I stay in Fraser Health because I can’t imagine a much better work environment than this.”


If this position sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are outstanding in their respective fields
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation and explore you joining our team to provide the best possible care to the patients we serve.

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strive to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust. Find out what it’s like to work here. Like us on Facebook(@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram(@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights!


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

Detailed Overview

Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions. The Nurse Practitioner initiates treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to other health professionals and practices autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making referrals to specialist physicians and others as appropriate.

The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients/clients/residents, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participates in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. The position participates in peer review and self review to evaluate the outcome of services at the patient/client/resident, community and population level.


  1. Diagnoses and treats previously undiagnosed patients/clients/residents for undifferentiated diseases, disorders, and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice; writes orders for treatment and medications; provides first line care in emergencies.

  2. Monitors ongoing care, orders appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment.

  3. Establishes priorities for management of health, diseases, disorders, and conditions; provides follow-up treatment; communicates with patients/clients/residents and families about health findings, diagnoses and priorities, outcomes and prognoses; supports and counsels patients/clients/residents in their responses to diseases, disorders and conditions.

  4. Collaborates and consults with physicians or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose patient/client/resident status.  Develops and implements treatment plans. May admit and discharge patients/clients/residents to facilities according to organizational policies.

  5. Prescribes drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures. 

  6. Assigns work to other nursing and health care personnel; evaluates work and provides education and supervision as necessary; hires staff, and evaluates staff performance.

  7. Participates in research contributing to improved patient/client/resident care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health.

  8. Maintains population health focus by implementing screening and health promotion activities for populations at risk.

  9. Participates in interdisciplinary staff and nursing education through case presentations, mentoring, role modeling and facilitating the exchange of knowledge in the classroom, the clinical setting and the community; fosters health care partnerships.

  10. Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures related to nursing, interdisciplinary care, and health system practices.

  11. Performs other duties as required.


Education and Experience

Current practicing registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Recent relevant clinical nursing experience.

Skills and Abilities

Demonstrates the LEADS capabilities of Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation.

Professional/Technical Capabilities

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients/clients/residents and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self care and prognosis.

  • Ability to collaborate, consult with and formally refer patients/clients/residents to physicians and other health professionals when appropriate.

  • Ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices; ability to introduce education and evidence based research.

  • Ability to assess and recognize population health trends; ability to plan and implement strategies for population based prevention and health promotion.

  • Ability to implement and evaluate planned change.

  • Ability to supervise others and evaluate the care they deliver.

  • Ability to lead a team and work within a team.

  • Ability to self-direct, interact and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.

  • Ability to transfer knowledge, teach, coach and mentor others.

  • Ability to identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient/resident/client care.

  • Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional development, educational or consultative assistance when appropriate.


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