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Education Consultant

  • Organization BC College of Nurses and Midwives
  • Location Vancouver, BC
  • Closing Date December 6, 2020

Regular, full-time.

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Are you a passionate educator? Do you have expertise in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation? Do you want to be part of a team that will develop and implement a new education program review process for BC nursing and midwifery education programs? If you answered YES, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is hiring an Education Consultant.

The Education Consultant serves as the main BCCNM communication link with the administrators of recognized practical nursing, baccalaureate registered nursing, nurse practitioner, psychiatric nursing and midwifery education programs in B.C. In addition, the consultant collaborates with external stakeholders, such as educators, employers, and regulators, as well as BCCNM staff on a variety of nursing and midwifery education issues, Standards of Practice, and the entry-level competencies that graduates of these programs are required to achieve for initial registration. This broad and multi-faceted role presents opportunities to work with leaders at the provincial and national levels on nursing and midwifery regulatory, education, and practice issues. Opportunities are also available to lead work on the revision of entry-level competencies and the development of regulatory exams.

WHO WE ARE

Please note: On Sept. 1, 2020, the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and the College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC) amalgamated to become the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

BCCNM is the college empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, registered midwives, and nurse practitioners 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.

At BCCNM each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values to maintain a workplace that is respectful and supports the well-being of every BCCNM employee:​

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

As a member of the team, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While your workload will be busy, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar/Executive Director, Education, Policy & Practice (“ED/DR, EP&P”) and working as a key member of the Education Program Review team, the Education Consultant leads and/or manages the BC College of Nurses and Midwives education program/course review and recognition process for re-entry/entry level LPN, RPN, RN, NP, and RM programs, as well as qualifying courses offered by BC educational institutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Education Program Review Committee (“EPRC”) by orienting members to EPRC’s mandate, policies and processes in collaboration with the ED/DR, EP&P
  • Assist the ED/DR, EP&P and collaborating with the Education Consultants and Education Advisor on strategic initiatives of the program including exam development, dissemination of entry-level competencies and policy implementation
  • Lead the self-evaluation report preparation process with post-secondary educational institutions to provide EPRC with the evidence it requires to evaluate nursing/midwifery education programs/courses and making recommendations to the BCCNM Board by ensuring the leaders of recognized programs/courses understand the standards and criteria required to acquire or continue their recognition status
  • Maintain communication with education program administrators and keeping them informed of the steps and timing of the program review process
  • Synthesize evidence from source documents and EPRC meeting records for inclusion in an official recognition report about the EPRC review process, and recommendations to the Board, followed by a report and official communication with the president of educational institutions
  • Provide leadership and staff support to EPRC to plan and implement regular policy reviews, including education standards and indicators, and recommends revisions for BCCNM Board approval
  • Consult with administrators of education programs to ensure there are no potential or actual conflicts of interest EPRC members or Site Visitors may have for the education program review
  • Plan and implement regular review and revision of entry-level competencies for LPNs, RPNs, RNs, NPs and RMs, and initiates and oversees publication and communication plans about revised competencies or the Board approved competencies
  • Plan and manage licensure examination development for LPNs, RPNs, RNs, NPs and RMs in collaboration with the exam vendor and jurisdictional counterparts

EDUCATION & SKILLS

  • Educational preparation at the doctoral or master’s level in nursing or midwifery or a related field
  • Over ten years of experience in nursing or midwifery positions and three to five years as an educator in an educational institution and experience with curriculum development and evaluation of student nurses and midwives program outcomes
  • Extensive experience is required in continuous quality improvement strategy development, and short and long-term strategic planning
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills as well as group facilitation, coalition building and conflict transformation skills to build consensus across groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Ability to make decisions independently and collaborate with internal staff and a variety of external stakeholders
  • Experience participating in research, academic activities and scholarly writing
  • Ability to synthesize salient evidence from multiple sources to prepare written reports which provide recommendations supported by reasoning
  • Proven project planning, management and evaluation skills
  • Must hold practising registration in good standing with BCCNM or be eligible for practising registration with BCCNM
  • Experience in administrative positions in education or practice an asset

COMPENSATION

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the BC College of Nurses and Midwives careers page to apply. The closing date for applications is Dec. 6, 2020.

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.