Job Posting 72966

Registration Consultant
BC College of Nurses & Midwives
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
900-200 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
closes in 35 days (Fri, 3 Sep)
full time  •  Starting at 105,000

Are you an experienced nurse who is passionate about protecting the public? Would you like to make an impact by helping ensure decisions on complex registration cases are fair, defensible, and made in the public interest? Does working collaboratively alongside individuals with the same values and commitment to positively impact the healthcare system sound like a compelling reason for your next career move? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! 

In the Registration Consultant role, you will have the unique opportunity to apply your combined nursing background, policy development, and relationship building experience to support and guide the Registration Team and the Registration Committee. Your strong communication and analytical skills, along with your creativity, curiosity, and attention to detail, will be utilized in developing registration policies and procedures, identifying issues and trends, and representing the College before the Health Professions Review Board.

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. 

At BCCNM, we value and celebrate diversity. We are committed to fostering an open, welcoming, and inclusive work environment where we value and respect all perspectives. We aspire to employ staff who are representative of the diverse B.C. communities we serve. We hire based on merit and encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds to apply.​​​ Each of us strives to meet our commitment 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

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. You will be promised rewarding and challenging work. 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 that promote the health and well-being of employees.

What you'll be doing

The Registration Consultant (RC) develops and revises registration policies and procedures and manages the implementation of bylaw and legislative changes related to registration. Ensuring alignment with the Health Professions Act, BCCNM Bylaws, and Human Rights and other legislation, the RC provides interpretation and advice to internal staff and external stakeholders regarding registration, particularly with respect to complex registration cases. To inform registration policies and procedures, the RC develops and maintains relationships with external stakeholders, identifies issues, and monitors trends.

The RC ensures all cases referred to the Registration Committee or Deputy Registrar for review are presented clearly and fairly to inform defensible decisions, made in the public interest. Supporting the Chair, the RC ensures the Registration Committee operates in accordance with the BCCNM Bylaws and applicable policies and legislation. The RC oversees and manages all registration cases under review by the Health Professions Review Board (HPRB) in the public interest and in accordance with HPRB procedures.

Responsibilities

  1. In consultation with the Director, Registration Cases & Hearings, develops and revises registration policies and procedures, and oversees and coordinates the review, update, implementation, and maintenance of registration policy. 
  2. Manages the implementation of bylaw and legislative changes within the registration program. 
  3. Develops internal policy related to registration processes, and provides work direction to staff in the revision, updating, and application of registration policies. 
  4. Provides interpretation and advice to internal staff and external stakeholders regarding registration processes. 
  5. Advises internal staff on issues related to registration procedures and registration information about Canadian and foreign jurisdictions. 
  6. Develops and maintains relationships with BCCNM recognized educational institutions and advises internally on issues related to education pathways for applicants. 
  7. Develops and maintains relationships with stakeholders, including the Nursing Community Assessment Service and Provincial Health Authorities, to identify issues and trends related to registration. 
  8. Ensures appropriate application of relevant legislation, bylaws, policies, and processes in the preparation of reports for decision by the Deputy Registrar of Registration and the Registration Committee. 
  9. In collaboration with the Director, Registration Cases & Hearings determines when a registration case file includes adequate and relevant information to inform registration decisions that are fair, defensible, and made in the public interest. 
  10. Ensures policies and decision support tools are available to guide Registration Committee decisions and are aligned with relevant nursing standards of practice. 
  11. Acts as staff liaison to the Registration Committee including developing agendas, ensuring panel composition meet bylaw and policy requirements, managing committee meetings, supporting the Panel Chairs, ensuring the accuracy of minutes, and working collaboratively with Governance staff. 
  12. Responsible for Registration Committee orientation, registration specific training needs for the Committee, and Committee Chair briefing/debriefing. 
  13. Monitors complex caseload timelines to ensure timely, fair, and efficient processes and registration decisions. 
  14. Through the monitoring of registration assessments and decisions, identifies patterns, trends, and risks, and proposes action/strategies to address them to the Director, Registration Cases & Hearings. 
  15. Manages requests for reviews of Registration decisions to the HPRB, including liaising and instructing Counsel, if necessary. Attends HPRB mediation meetings and hearings on behalf of the College. 
  16. Develops, implements, and maintains the registration hearing sub-program. 
  17. Represents BCCNM externally on committees and task forces on registration requirements at a provincial or national level, as required. 
  18. Provides statistics and reports to BCCNM’s Board and other stakeholders related to registration matters. 
  19. Provides back-up coverage, as required, for the Registration Monitoring Consultant. 
  20. Fosters and maintains an organizational culture that promotes mutual respect, teamwork, and service excellence.

Education & skills

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree and other specialized education in nursing, health care, or equivalent education and experience. 
  • 7 - 10 years of progressively responsible nursing experience, including in a clinical practice setting. 
  • Ability to work independently and manage a complex workload with competing priorities. 
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict management, and mediation/resolution skills required to manage challenging situations. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and demonstrated attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various levels of internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret, and follow legislative requirements, and to provide direction, guidance, and feedback to staff and external stakeholders. 
  • Experience in developing policies and procedures. 
  • Experience in investigations is an asset. 
  • Experience working on and/or with committees is an asset. 
  • Regulatory experience, ideally in health care, is an asset. 
  • Working level knowledge and experience using MS Office, MS CRM Dynamic, MS SharePoint​, WebEx, web browsers, and search engines. 
  • Must hold practising registration in good standing with BCCNM or be eligible for practising registration with BCCNM.

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 . Please use “Registration Consultant” as the subject line of your email. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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. No phone calls please.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. ​​

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