The Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (ARNBC) is the professional association representing Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in British Columbia. ARNBC is one of the three pivotal pillars that comprise nursing in the province, along with the regulatory body and the union. ARNBC’s pillar is to represent the voice of the nursing profession on social and health issues; advance the nursing profession; and advocate for evidence informed policies that promote the health and healthcare of British Columbians.
ARNBC was formed in 2010, after the nursing regulatory body identified that it was no longer able to advocate on behalf of the profession provincially or nationally. Recognizing that there was a gap left between what the College could offer (regulation in order to protect the public) and the mandate of a Union (negotiations, workplace safety), ARNBC was established to provide an evidence-based voice that could guide the profession and stakeholders when unbiased policy contributions were needed.
In June 2012, ARNBC became the jurisdictional representative to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) for British Columbia. This ensures that the experience and expertise of B.C. nurses informs national health and nursing policy and, in turn, that B.C. nursing policy is informed by the national perspective.
In five short years, ARNBC has become a powerful and sought after voice for government, health authorities, stakeholders, partners and nurses when policy decisions are required that impact patients and the healthcare system. A strong suite of services has evolved which includes several policy tables and programs, a strong government relations program, key partnerships, student/new grad programs, leadership and professional development initiatives, engagement opportunities and advocacy.
Due to a positive career move on the part of the incumbent, the Association is now looking for a new Executive Director to carry on the work of the Association and take its programs and services to the next level. Working with a committed Board and staff, and reporting to the Board, the new Executive Director will want to take her/his leadership experience and apply it in a domain where one can have substantial influence on the direction of the nursing profession, and health care in general.
With a number of important issues relating to the jurisdiction, scope of practice and the future of the profession already underway, this is an exciting time for the Association and a new Executive Director.
If you are a motivating and collaborative leader who thrives on challenges in a dynamic environment – and you want to make a difference in your profession - please contact Bennett Royer, Kathryn Young or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and information to firstname.lastname@example.org and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.