Nurse Practitioner

Job Summary

This position entails work within the context of a client centered care model, UBC Student Health Services (SHS) standards of practice and patient care guidelines, and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of BC standards of practice and patient care guidelines for Nurse Practitioners. The incumbent will provide primary health care for the diverse UBC student community. This position will work collaboratively with family physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, UBC Counselling, and Wellness Advisers, liaise with Managers, Student Support Services, the Centre for Accessibility, Health Promotion & Education, other UBC staff, and faculty. This individual will consult, confer and collaborate with external services and resources, participate in health outreach and education to the UBC community, demonstrate expertise and leadership, maintain and advance clinical competence, participate in committee work related to campus health and wellness, demonstrate a strong expertise and commitment to equity-deserving student populations, and participate in approved research projects related to health and wellness.


Organizational Status

Reports to the Director of UBC Student Health Services and works closely with family physicians, psychiatrists, and other clinic staff members. The incumbent participates in collaboration with other campus groups; this involves health care, promotion and research.

This position is based at Student Health Services. Some time each week may be spent at other locations on campus.


Work Performed

  • Works independently and as member of a multidisciplinary team including family physicians, nurses and psychiatrists to provide primary health care for students at UBC.
  • Researches and explores internal and external resources, making appropriate referrals to internal and external providers.
  • Collaborates with Counselling Services and Wellness Advisers regarding referrals and shared clients.
  • Collaborates with the Centre for Accessibility regarding accommodations and other supports.
  • Provides leadership in improving health care for equity-deserving students
  • Plans and participates in leading group sessions for patients at Student Health Services.
  • Liaises with Managers, Student Support Services and internal and external health care providers to provide continuity of care and follow up care and/or consultation.
  • Plans and participates in collaborative meetings regarding ongoing care for students with complex health conditions.
  • Collaborates with Health Promotion & Education to promote health care topics, and to provide educational sessions to UBC departments.
  • Participates in planning, research, and ongoing evaluation to improve health services for students.
  • Participates in health related committees.
  • Maintains and documents all information related to the patient visit.
  • Acts as the student's advocate to protect, and promote the client's right to autonomy, respect, privacy, dignity and access to information
  • Prepares statistical and/or narrative reports.


Consequence of Error/Judgement

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Health Service, this position is responsible for high quality care. Responsible for ensuring adherence to the standards of practice and patient care guidelines of UBC Student Health Services. The result of failure to provide appropriate quality of care and referrals could result in serious harm to students with health conditions and legal accountability to the administrators of the University and/or damage to the due diligence reputation of the University


Supervision Received

Works under the general supervision of the Director, UBC Student Health Services and will consult on major problem areas. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing quality care and is expected to take on all the responsibilities of a licensed Nurse Practitioner. Consults and collaborates with family physicians, nurses, psychiatrists or other specialists regarding care.


Supervision Given

May provide assignments and direction to staff as required.



  • Masters of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner degree.
  • Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) as an Advanced Practice Nurse - Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience working in acute or outpatient mental health settings or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience would be an asset.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health assessment, and diagnostic categorization (ie DSM-5 and updates).
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Infant Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  • Knowledge of adolescent and young adult health issues and disorders including mental health issues and disorders. Demonstrated ability in primary care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safe care for diverse populations.
  • Proven sensibility and appreciation of the role that gender, race, disability, gender identity, sexuality, social background play in the experience of health and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with clients, their families, staff and faculty on campus and staff of outside agencies.
  • Ability to teach health topics by providing health education and information, both on an individual and in a group setting. Demonstrated ability to collaborate on topics of health promotion and education.