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Registration and Exams Consultant


Regular, full-time


The BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is looking to fill a newly created role of Registration and Exams Consultant. In this role, you will have the opportunity to apply your combined nursing background, policy development and research experience to support the ongoing development and implementation of BCCNM’s registration assessment and exam policies and procedures for nurses and midwives.

Does this sound like you?

You are an experienced nurse who enjoys policy development and research. You are passionate about continuous improvement and have an understanding for BCCNM’s mandate to protect the public. You have noteworthy communication skills, employ creativity to solve complex problems, and the proven ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.

Who we are

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. BCCNM is also committed to making our health system more culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples of First Nations, Inuit, or Metis ancestry.

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.

Each of us strives to meet our commitmen​t to the following values to maintain a workplace that is welcoming, respectful, and supports the well-being of every BCCNM employee:

  • Trust is essential
  • Better together
  • Speak the truth
  • Protect the public
  • Stay curious ​​

What we offer you

Our office is located at 200 Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver. To support a healthy work-life balance, we operate using a hybrid model. Employees enjoy a collaborative environment that offers flexibility to work both on-site and remotely each week. 

As a member of the team, you can expect to be working in a collaborative, team-based environment and to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. The college is committed to employee professional development and career growth. We promise to provide you with rewarding work that challenges you. While your workload will be busy, the college supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance. 

Aside from the opportunity to be part of a passionate team contributing to our important mandate of protecting the public, BCCNM offers an attractive compensation and benefits package for regular employees that includes generous annual vacation, 100% company-paid group health and dental benefits, participation in the Municipal Pension Plan, along with many other programs designed to promote employee health and well-being.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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, Public Health, Health Administration, or bachelor’s degree with equivalent education and 7 – 10 years of progressively responsible nursing experience, including clinical practise settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret, and follow legislative requirements, and to provide analysis, guidance, and feedback to staff and external stakeholders.
  • 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 understanding of project management principles having contributed to project charters, work plans, and evaluation used to implement policy change initiatives.
  • 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 practising registration in good standing with BCCNM or be eligible for practising 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

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities to take part in the selection process. If we contact you about an interview or testing, please let us know if you require accommodation. We keep all information in relation to accommodation confidential. 

Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating where you learned of this opportunity, to careers@bccnm.ca. In your cover letter, please tell us what interests you about this role. Please reference the title Registration and Exams Consultant in the subject line of your email. The closing date for applications is July 8​​​, 2022.

Note: References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check will be required for all final candidates. 

While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.

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