Job Posting 83115

Education Consultant
BC College of Nurses & Midwives
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
900-200 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
closed 5 days ago (Wed, 18 May)
full time  •  Starting at 105,000

Regular, full-time; Expected start date – September 2022

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.

Does this sound like you?

You have noteworthy coaching and communication skills, and the proven ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders. You enjoy contributing to the development of policy and process improvement, change management and best practices.

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 strive​s​ 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​​

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 Education Consultant (EC) provides confidential consultation to registrants and/or program representatives employed by educational institutions or organizations that offer nursing and midwifery education programs on the education program review process, including ways to incorporate the entry-level competencies and Standards of Practice that graduates of these programs are required to achieve. The EC provides oversight and support to the BCCNM Education Program Review Committee (EPRC) to carry out the education program review process. The EC consults with external stakeholders, such as educators, employers and internal BCCNM staff and, in collaboration with the EPR team, serves as the main BCCNM communication link with the administrators of recognized education programs in BC. The EC is the BCCNM representative on national projects such as revisions to the entry-level competencies and exam development for the nursing and midwifery designations and is responsible for leading the consultation process for the BC jurisdiction.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • ​​​In collaboration with other ECs, leads reviews of entry-level nursing and midwifery programs and courses and recognition process with educational institutions or organizations. Reviews and assesses all evidence (e.g., reports) submitted during the program review, drafting reports and briefing notes (including motions) for the EPRC. Responsible for drafting program recognition reports and letters, site visit instructions, and other correspondence to the education program administration.  
  • Synthesizes evidence from source documents and EPRC meeting records for inclusion in an official recognition report regarding the EPRC review process, findings, and recommendations to the Board, followed by official communication with the president of the educational institution or organization.
  • Maintains communication with education program administrators and keeps them informed of the steps and timing of the program review process and ensures there are no potential or actual conflicts of interest with EPRC members or site visitors/subject matter experts related to the education program review. Provides consultation to education programs regarding the requirements for program review and recognition.
  • Provides leadership and support to the EPRC to plan and implement regular policy reviews, including the education standards and indicators, and to recommend revisions for Board approval.
  • In collaboration with the Director, Education Program Review, supports the EPRC by orienting members to BCCNM’s mandate, policies, and processes; plans the program review schedule; provides ongoing advice and support regarding BCCNM’s mandate and policies; and engages the EPRC in continuous improvement of policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Director, Education Program Review and collaborates with the EPR team on strategic initiatives of the program such as exam development, development and dissemination of entry-level competencies, and policy development and implementation.
  • Plans and implements regular review and revision of entry-level competencies for LPNs, RPNs, RNs, NPs and RMs. Initiates and oversees publication and communication about revised Board-approved competencies.
  • In collaboration with the exam vendor and jurisdictional counterparts, plans and manages licensure examination development for LPNs, RPNs, RNs, NPs and RMs. Consults and communicates with key provincial and national stakeholders. Liaises with the BCCNM Registration Program on examination administration.

Your education & skills

  • ​Educational preparation at the doctoral or master’s level in nursing or midwifery or related field.
  • Over ten years of experience in nursing or midwifery positions and three to five years as an educator in an educational institution. Within these roles, demonstrated experience with curriculum development and evaluation of nursing and midwifery students and program outcomes. Experience in administrative positions in education or practice an asset.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, group facilitation and collaboration skills, and conflict resolution skills to build consensus across groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Experience in continuous quality improvement strategy development and short- and long-term strategic planning is required.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as they apply to nursing and midwifery practice and health care.

How to app​ly 

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 . In your cover letter, please tell us what interests you about this role. Please reference the title Education Consultant in the subject line of your email. The closing date for applications is May 18, 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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