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​​​​Updated: November 22, 2022​

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to support your profession? To develop your skills and expand your professional network? To supplement your income while contributing your views and expertise?

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) needs you!

NCAS is looking for nursing professionals to serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) in its competency assessment development process.

Prior experience in a similar role is not required. If you are selected, you will receive training to learn best practices in exam writing, assessment fairness and psychometrics.

The project

NCAS is developing a bilingual (English and French) multi-profession assessment that will be deployed in several provinces in Canada. This assessment is designed to assess a candidate's competency in the roles of an RN, LPN and HCA.

The assessment is made of two parts: a computer-based assessment (i.e., written exam) and a simulation lab assessment. In the simulation lab assessment, a candidate completes a series of scenarios in a simulated environment featuring standardized patients and high-fidelity mannequins.

What do SMEs do?

SMEs are essential to the development of fair, valid and reliable assessment. SMEs contribute their experience, knowledge and expertise to:
  • draft and review assessment questions and scenarios;
  • set scoring standards; and
  • assist with field-testing.

SMEs represent HCA, LPN and RN clinicians familiar with the entry-level competencies across the nursing community, faculty with expertise in teaching and assessing entry-level competencies, regulators, and other nursing professionals.

What to expect

NCAS assembles teams of SMEs based on their unique skillset and background. With the support and guidance of NCAS staff and contractors (i.e., assessment developer, psychometricians and certified translators), you would be drafting content for the written component of the assessment (mostly multiple-choice questions) or scenarios for the simulation-based component.

The work is highly collaborative in nature. SMEs are great communicators who strive to achieve shared understanding with their peers and produce a fair and defensible assessment for internationally educated nurses. SMEs bring the highest value to the assessment development process by exchanging professional views and pooling their respective strengths, skills and experiences.

You will be working primarily with SMEs based in British Columbia and New Brunswick, and possibly from other Canadian regions as well. While some tasks can be done remotely via a videoconferencing platform (Webex), travel may be required for in-person training and working sessions. NCAS covers travel expenses based on our expense policies. These sessions will take place over the course of a few days, on weekdays and/or weekends in a large city center located in British Columbia, New Brunswick, or another province.

Time commit​​ment

  • The role is ideally suited to individuals who can free up time on week nights or weekends.
  • This is part-time work. The time commitment varies depending on the team that you’ll be on. From January until May, you could be working up to 6 weeks in total (in non-consecutive 2-week blocks). On those weeks, you can expect to spend between 4 and 8 hours per week drafting assessment content.
  • You will have the ability to complete the work virtually at your own pace.
  • There will be other meetings (virtual and/or in person) to review content as a group. The timing of these meetings varies depending on the team you’d be on.

What are we looking for

Eligible candidates must:
  • have at least 2 y​ears’ experience practising as a registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN) or health care assistant (HCA);
  • be registered with their regulatory body in good standing; and
  • be familiar with the entry-level competencies of one or more of the following professions: HCAs, LPNs and RNs.

Please note that bilingualism (English and French) is an asset but is not required.

You also need to:

  • have your employer’s permission to be released from work or be available to attend group trainings and meetings, either virtually or in person;
  • have access to a computer with a camera, microphone and high-speed internet, and be comfortable using online tools;
  • have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • be committed to attend, be prepared for and actively participate in all activities;
  • be comfortable working intensively over a short period of time; and
  • not have any conflict of interest with other assessment development organizations.

Compensation

NCAS offers a rate of $45/hour.

How to apply

  1. Email your resume to assessmentdevelopment@ncasbc.ca​.
  2. If you are shortlisted, we will reach out to you to schedule a very brief interview and check professional references.

NCAS celebrates diversity. We are committed to fostering an open welcoming and inclusive work environment. We encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

Thank you for your interest in the Nursing Community Assessment Service.


Répertoire d'expert.e.s en la matière

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Dernière mise à jour: 4 juillet 2022


Souhaitez-vous participer à un projet unique et faire évoluer votre profession? Développer vos compétences et réseauter? D’être payé.e pour votre expertise?

Le Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) a besoin de vous!

NCAS est à la recherche de professionnel.le.s en soins infirmiers pour participer au développement d’un nouvel examen professionnel à titre d’expert.e.s en la matière.

Aucune expérience dans une rôle similaire n’est requise. Si votre candidature est acceptée, vous recevrez une formation pour vous familiariser avec les meilleures pratiques de rédaction d’examens et d’équité en évaluation, ainsi que les principes de base en psychométrie.

Le projet

NCAS travaille à la création d’un examen multi-professionnel bilingue (anglais et français) qui sera offert en Colombie-Britannique et au Nouveau-Brunswick. Cet examen est conçu pour évaluer les compétences attendues des infirmier.ère.s immatriculé.e.s (II), des infirmier.ère.s auxiliaires autorisé.e.s (IAA) ainsi que des aides-soignant.e.s.

L’examen comprend deux parties : un examen écrit informatisé et une simulation en laboratoire, au cours de laquelle les candidat.e.s complètent une série de scénarios dans un environnement clinique fidèle en interagissant avec des patients standardisés ou des mannequins haute-fidélité.

Que font les expertes en la matière?

Les EM sont essentiel.le.s au développement d’un examen professionnel juste, valide et fiable. Les EM contribuent leur expérience, leurs connaissances et leur expertise en vue de :

  • concevoir le cadre de compétences et le plan d’examen (inclut l’identification et la priorisation des compétences à évaluer);
  • rédiger et réviser les questions et les scénarios de l’examen;
  • établir les standards de passage;
  • participer aux essais.
Le EM sont des aides-soignant.e.s, IAA ou II qui connaissent bien les compétences d’entrée des différentes professions infirmières. Nous recherchons des professionnel.le.s en soins infirmiers provenant entre autres des milieux clinique, universitaire (enseignement et évaluation des compétences d’entrée) et réglementaire.

Lire les descriptions détaillées des rôles

À quoi vous attendre

NCAS assemble des comités en fonction de l’expertise et de l’expérience des EM ayant été recruté.e.s. Avec le soutien du personnel et des consultant.e.s de NCAS (par ex. : développeuse d’examens, psychométricien.ne.s, traducteur.trice.s agréé.e.s), le comité dont vous ferez partie sera responsable d’une partie du développement de l’examen. Selon l’étape de développement qui vous sera assignée, ce travail pourrait prendre entre quelques jours et quelques semaines à compléter. Le travail d’EM convient idéalement aux personnes qui sont disponibles les fins de semaine ou qui sont en mesure de se libérer de leurs fonctions pendant la semaine (à raison de quelques jours d’affilée).

Le travail qui vous attend requiert votre pleine collaboration. Les EM savent bien communiquer et veillent à favoriser un climat de compréhension commune pour faciliter la création d’un examen juste et équitable pour les infirmier.ère.s formé.e.s à l’étranger. La mise en commun et l’échange des forces, compétences et expériences respectives des EM enrichit grandement le processus de développement de l’examen.

Vous travaillerez principalement avec des EM de la Colombie-Britannique et du Nouveau-Brunswick, et possiblement d’autres régions du Canada. Certaines tâches seront réalisées à distance par vidéoconférence (Webex), mais vous serez aussi appelé.e à voyager pour des séances de formation et de travail en personne. NCAS couvrira les coûts reliés à ces déplacements conformément à ses politiques financières. Ces sessions en personne pourraient durer quelques jours et auront lieu la fin de semaine et/ou en semaine dans un centre urbain situé en Colombie-Britannique, au Nouveau-Brunswick ou dans une autre province.

Ce que nous recherchons

Pour vous qualifier, vous devez:

  • avoir 2 ans d’expérience comme infirmier.ère immatriculé.e (II), infirmier.ère auxiliaire autorisé.e (IAA) ou aide-soignant.e;
  • détenir une immatriculation ou un permis de pratique en règle;
  • connaître les compétences d’entrée des II, des IAA et/ou des aides-soignantes.

Le bilinguisme (français et anglais) est un atout, mais n’est pas obligatoire.

Vous devez également :

  • obtenir la permission de votre employeur de vous libérer afin de participer aux séances de formation et de travail, en virtuel comme en personne (référez-vous aux descriptions des rôles​ pour connaître l’horaire provisoire);
  •  avoir accès à un ordinateur muni d’une caméra, d’un micro et d’une connexion internet haute vitesse, et être à l’aise avec ces outils;
  • avoir d’excellentes aptitudes de communication orale, écrite et interpersonnelle;
  • vous engager à participer pleinement dans les activités du projet;
  • être en mesure de travailler de façon intensive sur de courtes périodes;
  • ne pas avoir de conflits d’intérêt impliquant d’autres organismes de développement d’examens.

Rémunération

Votre temps et votre expertise sont précieux. Nous offrons une rémunération généreuse pour ce travail. Le montant varie selon le type de tâches accomplies et vous sera communiqué si nous acceptons votre candidature au bassin d’EM.

Comment postuler

  1. Mettez à jour votre curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. Remplissez le formulaire de can​didature​.
  3. Si nous retenons votre candidature, nous vous contacterons pour procéder à une courte entrevue et à la vérification de vos références professionnelles.

NCAS célèbre la diversité. Nous sommes engagés à promouvoir un milieu de travail ouvert, accueillant et inclusif. Nous invitons les candidat.e.s qualifié.e.s de tous les milieux à postuler.

Merci pour votre intérêt envers le Nursing Community Assessment Service.



​​Pilot and Field Tes​​​​​ters​​​​

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is seeking nursing students or recent grads (paid opportunity)

Are you a student or recent grad from a​n LPN or RN nursing program who's excited to advance the nursing profession? Come apply your new nursing skills and help us test new content of a nursing competency assessment for internationally educated nurses (IENs).

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is looking for the following:

  • Students completing their last practicum in an LPN or RN program
  • Recent graduates from an LPN or RN program

The project

NCAS runs competency assessments to measure the extent to which IENs have the entry-level competencies required enter practice. This is an assessment that IENs may have to complete as part of their registration process. After a round of content development, NCAs is now ready to test new exam questions. As a new (or soon-to-be) nursing grad, you can help us ensure the content is suitable to test entry-level competencies. This is a unique opportunity to better understand the development process of a standardized assessment.

The task

 You will join a focus group to review and test assessment content. Your feedback will help us improve the assessment for IEN candidates who will take the assessment in the future.

Deta​​​ils

This is a paid activity. The work will be completed virtually in May – June 2023. Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset but is not required.

Pay​ment

You will receive a $50 gift card per pilot session or a $100 gift card per field-testing session.. You can participate as many times as you want in our pilot and field tests sessions in June, July and August 2023. 

Interested? Complete this form to apply. Email assessmentdevelopment@ncasbc.ca if you have any questions about this opportunity.​



​​​Participant.e.s pour pilotage et essais sur le terrain​​​

Le Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) recherche des étudiant.e.s en soins infirmiers ou des diplômé.e.s récent.e.s (opportunité rémunérée)

Êtes-vous un étudiant.e ou un diplômé.e récent.e d'un programme en soins infirmiers? Avez-vous envie de faire progresser la profession infirmière? Venez appliquer vos nouvelles compétences en soins infirmiers et aidez-nous à tester le nouveau contenu d'un nouvel examen professionnel en soins infirmiers pour infirmièr.e.s formé.e.s à l'étranger.​

NCAS est à la recherche de/d' :

  • étudiant.e.s en train de compléter leur dernier préceptorat (soins infirmiers auxiliaires ou science infirmière);
  • diplômé.e.s récent.e.s d'un programme en soins infirmiers auxiliaires ou de science infirmière.

Le projet 

 Le NCAS administre des examens pour évaluer dans quelle mesure les candidat.e.s possèdent les compétences d'entrée requises pour accéder à la profession. Il s'agit d'un examen que les infirmièr.e.s formé.e.s à l'étranger peuvent avoir à passer dans le cadre de leur processus d'immatriculation. NCAS a récemment développé de nouvelles questions d'examen et est maintenant prêt à les tester. En tant que nouveau.elle (ou futur.e) diplômé.e en soins infirmiers, vous pouvez nous aider à nous assurer que le contenu est adapté pour tester les compétences d'entrée. Il s'agit d'une occasion unique de mieux comprendre le processus de développement d'un examen standardisé.

La tâche 

En vue de tester le contenu de l'examen, vous pourriez faire partie d'un groupe de discussion (pilote) et/ou passer un examen informatisé d'une durée de trois heures (essai sur le terrain). Vos commentaires nous aideront à améliorer l'examen pour les candidat.e.s  qui le passeront à l'avenir.

Détails 

Il s'agit d'une activité rémunérée. Les travaux seront complétés virtuellement entre septembre et octobre 2023. Le bilinguisme (anglais et français) est un atout mais n'est pas obligatoire.

Rémunération 

Vous recevrez une carte-cadeau de 50 $ par session pilote ou une carte-cadeau de 100 $ par session d'essai sur le terrain. Vous pouvez participer autant de fois que vous le souhaitez à nos sessions pilotes et d'essais sur le terrain en juin, juillet, et août 2023.

Intéressé.e? Remplissez ce formulaire​ pour postuler. Envoyez un courriel à assessmentdevelopment@ncasbc.ca si vous avez des questions sur cette opportunité.



Program Coordinator

Position: Temporary, Full-time (1 year term)

Compensation: $62,000 – 70,000

Location: Hybrid - This position will work between our Vancouver-base office at 200 Granville St., and the assessment site (BCIT). 


THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you an individual who enjoys high-paced environments? Do you thrive on getting the details right and ensuring everything runs smoothly? And are you excited by the opportunity to address the health care crisis in this country? If this role speaks to you, keep reading! 

 

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is looking for a Program Coordinator. This planning and coordinating role is critical for ensuring our high stakes nursing examinations run as planned and, that the hundreds of internationally educated health professionals who are seeking licensure in Canada can navigate our complex examination processes more easily. This position is ideal for a seasoned event or program planner who is energized by engaging with others, and who enjoys a balance of administratively detailed work along with event coordination. It may also be ideal for an RN or LPN who is interested in a unique way to combine their skills in health care with those in event management.

 

NOTE:  NCAS currently runs its assessments on Saturdays and Sundays and some weekdays. The ability to work evening and weekend is required.

WHO WE ARE

The Nursing Community Assessment Service is part of the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. BCCNM launched NCAS in January 2017 to assess the competencies of professionals seeking to enter nursing practice in BC and other parts of Canada. NCAS is a testing service that regulators rely upon to determine if an individual is safe to enter practice. We run a high-stakes assessment that includes a computer-based component that can be taken in computer labs around the world, and a simulation-lab component that must be taken at nursing simulation centers in Canada.

 

BCCNM is 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.

 

As western Canada's largest health profession regulator, we believe a diverse and inclusive team enriches our efforts to protect the public. We welcome applications from all who reflect the communities we serve, and especially encourage Indigenous Peoples and members of equity-seeking groups to apply. We believe diverse perspectives and experiences bring both innovation and better outcomes to the work we do and the decisions we make.

 

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 valued member of our team, you can expect to be treated respectfully and professionally. While the workload is often busy, we are committed to supporting our staff to achieve work life balance. We value our staff and provide opportunities to thrive through professional development.

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Operations, the Program Coordinator (PC) serves as a critical navigator for internationally educated nurses and others who complete competency assessment virtually and on site. The PC helps register and schedule all staff and assessment takers and responds to their queries and needs. The PC also runs NCAS' Simulation Lab Assessment at NCAS's assessment sites. The PC guides and coaches all assessment centre staff, and must be able to think critically, and solve problems in the moment.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively communicate the information, scheduling, and navigation needs of applicants seeking an assessment.
  • Coordinate simulation lab assessments, including scheduling all staff, room set-up, purchasing supplies, and securing event dates.
  • Ensure the NCAS Simulation Lab Assessment and Computer-Based Assessment are delivered to the highest standards of security, consistency, and confidentiality as per established standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Facilitate the flow of assessment days, including all aspects of the assessment taker experience
  • Support the Manager of Operations in recruiting, contracting, and monitoring staff performance
  • Facilitate and/or develop staff training and certification sessions
  • Complete data entry, invoicing, contracts, timesheets, and manage all appeals and payments.
  • Report, respond to, resolve and/or escalate as necessary all assessment site incidents.
  • Create staff and applicant information materials, including website updates, newsletters, etc.
  • Deliver, monitor, and lead continuous improvement efforts for the delivery of the assessment, and for assessment taker services
  • Manage, test and improve on any technology platforms, apps, databases, and systems required to schedule staff and assessment takers.
  • Contribute to the day-to-day activities of NCAS, supporting all projects and programs contributing to organizational planning processes, and furthering NCAS' spirit of innovation
  • Foster and maintain an organizational culture that promotes mutual respect, teamwork, and service excellence

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate or bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in simulation education, assessment, program or events management.
  • Minimum of two years complex events planning experience.
  • Experience working in high-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated strengths in managing, coaching, and evaluating staff teams.
  • Demonstrated experience resolving problems and addressing issues in real-time situations.
  • Experience delivering customer service with speed, care, and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional and dynamic interpersonal and communication skills – written and oral.
  • Experience with navigating MS office tools, specifically excel spreadsheets and working on a variety of technology platforms and programs including project management programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with administrative tasks including database management, developing PowerPoint presentations and other forms of communication, etc.
  • An openness to learning, to taking on new challenges, and to supporting the growth of NCAS.

 

The following will be considered assets:

  • Nursing education and/or experience as an LPN
  • Training in simulation education
  • Familiarity with a variety of health care settings
  • Familiarity with health care regulation
  • Bilingualism – French/English


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

If you are interested in this position, please apply online by 11:59pm on July 3, 2023. This opportunity will remain posted until filled; however, priority consideration will be given to those who apply by the deadline. To see a full list of our current opportunities or to learn more about working at the BC College of Nurses & Midwives, please visit our website at Careers at BCCNM.

Note: References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check will be required for all final candidates.

To learn more about NCAS, please visit www.ncasbc.ca. Thank you for your interest in NCAS and the BC College of Nurses and Midwives To learn more about BCCNM, visit www.bccnm.ca 



Expression of Interest: Photographer / Videographer (Bilingual)

Position: Contract
Location: New Brunswick

NCAS is seeking a bilingual professional photographer and videographer to shoot images and videos for use in a nursing competency exam.


Introduction

BC Colleg​​e of Nurses and ​​Midwives

The BC College of Nurses and Midwives is the BC-based regulatory organization that carries the legal obligation of protecting the public through the regulation of nursing and midwifery professionals that include licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, registered midwives.

BCCNM registers qualified nurses and midwives for practice, sets standards of practices, assesses nursing and midwifery education programs in BC, and addresses complaints about BC nursing and midwifery registrants.

The Nursin​​g Community Assessment Service

BCCNM, through its Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), administers a competency assessment to internationally-educated health professionals seeking licensure in Canada, and nurses seeking to re-enter practice after an absence from the nursing work force. The NCAS assessment is aimed at determining the extent to which an individual possesses the knowledge and competencies required to enter practice safely. NCAS runs its assessments in several provinces in Canada.

The project

NCAS is developing a bilingual (English and French) multi-profession assessment that will be deployed in British Columbia and New Brunswick. This assessment is designed to assess a candidate's competency in the roles of a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, and a health care assistant. The results of the assessment are used by BCCNM and other provincial regulatory bodies to make decisions about a candidate's registration status.

The assessment is made of two parts: a computer-based written exam, and a simulation lab assessment. In the simulation lab assessment, a candidate completes a series of scenarios in a simulated environment featuring standardized patients and high-fidelity mannequins.​


Description of servi​​ces​ sought

NCAS is seeking a bilingual professional photographer and videographer to shoot images and videos for use in a nursing competency exam.

Assessment con​​​tent media production

With the support of a nursing subject matter expert (SME) provided by NCAS, the selected vendor will:

  • Shoot required photo and video content according to NCAS's specifications.
    • This includes producing images and video clips required for specific NCAS assessment questions, and ensuring the materials are fully consistent with the needs of each assessment question, as set out by NCAS staff
    • The vendor must provide their own media production equipment (including but not limited to cameras, microphones, lighting, software licenses, computers, etc.).
  • Source props in collaboration with the NCAS team, the nursing SME and Université de Moncton's nursing simulation lab.
    • It is expected that many props will be available at the nursing lab. The selected vendor will be expected to identify any gaps in equipment (with the support of the nursing SME) and communicate those to the NCAS team. NCAS will cover the cost of missing props. All expenses must be pre-approved in writing by NCAS staff.
  • Research and identify appropriate shooting locations in collaboration with the NCAS team, the nursing SME and Université de Moncton's nursing simulation lab.
  • Recruit and direct models and English and French-speaking actors of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Provide media files in a ready-to-use format (i.e., can easily be uploaded to NCAS' assessment platform). These files will become the property of NCAS, and must be available/editable for NCAS' use in the future.

Content will be used for examination and marketing purposes. Given the high-stakes nature of the assessment, confidentiality is essential, and the videographer, anyone engaged in production, including editors and actors, will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Deliver​​ables

  • Approx. 70 photos. Photos cover a variety of subjects such as:
    • Medical setup (e.g., IV pole, positioning of call bell relative to client's position, improperly places nasal cannula on client or mannequin, etc.)
    • Meal set up, individual food items
    • Positioning of a client relative to a piece of equipment (e.g., walker)
    • Various locations, such as: care home living room, messy-looking living room, bathroom with improper safeguards in place, etc.
    • Specific physical signs and symptoms, such as bruising, wounds, scrapes, rashes, mottling, swelling, dilated or constricted pupils, etc.
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Shots of body parts (e.g., front and back of chest)
  • 11 video clips of up to 45 seconds in length each (5 in English, 5 in French, 1 without audio). Most clips will show a client's behaviour and affect in a specific situation (e.g., mental health / attitude, unsteady gait, etc.). NCAS will provide the scripts.
  • 2 audio recordings of a medical order, less than 30 seconds in length (one in English, 1 in French). NCAS will provide the script.

We can provide a more detailed list of expected content upon request.

Sched​​​ule of deliverables

Media production is expected to take place immediately, and throughout November 2023. The vendor must deliver all final files no later than December 22, 2023.

Expres​​sion of interest

Profile so​ught

  • NCAS welcomes expressions of interest from bilingual photographers and videographers.
  • Experience creating media content in the nursing or medical field is an asset.
  • Experience creating media content for high-stakes or licensure assessments is an asset.

Your submission must include:

  • Details about you or your firm and details about the breadth and depth of your experience.
  • Information regarding your capacity to meet stated quality requirements in the prescribed deadlines.
  • An overview of your coordination processes (i.e., how will NCAS interface with you, send and receive files for review, mode of delivery, etc.).
  • Details about security measures in place to safeguard sensitive documents (i.e., assessment content).
  • Details about your fees and expectations regarding IP and licensing rights.

Submission deadline: October 31, 2023. Submissions should be no longer than 3 pages. Email your submission to Laurianne Grenier Deschênes, Assessment Developer, at lgdeschenes@ncasbc.ca.​


NOTE:  BCCNM will consider all expressions of interest submitted within the timeline, and is not precluded from negotiating with one, or more than one, of the parties responding to this posting. BCCNM reserves the right to accept any proposal, or any part of a proposal submitted that is deemed, in the sole discretion of BCCNM, to be the most advantageous to it. The proposal having the lowest cost shall not necessarily be accepted and BCCNM may take into account any criteria in evaluating responses to this EOI. NCAS is not obliged to provide reasons to any responding parties with respect to its selection of the winning bid(s). 



Assessment​ Centre Site Supervisor​​​​

Position: NCAS Assessment Centre Site Supervisor - BC
Term: Contract, Part-Time (8-24 hours per week)
Compensation: $28.00 per hour
Start Date: November 2023

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (or “NCAS”), through its Assessment Centres at Langara College and BCIT, administers the NCAS Assessment for four healthcare professions. The NCAS Assessment is a comprehensive, multifaceted competency assessment that evaluates strengths and gaps in entry-level competencies, helps determine readiness to practice, and provides direction for remediation.

We are looking for part-time Site Supervisors to support Assessment Centre operations in Vancouver. This event planning and coordination role will provide administrative and operational support for NCAS’s Simulation Lab Assessment (SLA) – a high-stakes examination for health professionals seeking licensure as nurses.

Assessments will be scheduled and delivered weekly, typically on Saturdays and Sundays, occasionally on weekdays, and subject to assessment taker demand.

NCAS is an essential service, with strict COVID-19 Health and Safety protocols in place. We continue to deliver competency assessments in a simulation centre to support the healthcare labour force but do not involve clinical patients.

This would be an excellent role for a healthcare student or professional looking for a unique way to combine your skills with events coordination, offering insight into these professions.

WHO WE ARE

The Nursing Community Assessment Service is a department within the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. BCCNM is the largest nursing regulatory organization in western Canada and is empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives in BC.

BCCNM launched NCAS in January 2017 as a service for assessing the competencies of nurses and health care aides seeking licensure in BC. Our high-stakes assessment is designed to provide a consistent, rigorous and defensible approach to determining the extent to which potential registrants possess the competencies required to enter practice safely.

BCCNM is committed to treating all applicants and employees with dignity and respect in a workplace free from all forms of discriminatory treatment, behaviour or practice. We strongly encourage submissions from all qualified individuals, including folks who have been systemically excluded from the health sector, not limited to but including Black, Indigenous and racialized people, people living with disabilities, and two-spirit, queer, trans and non-binary persons.

DUTIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

This position does not have any direct reports but provides oversight to part-time assessment service employees (including assessors, standardized patients, standardized patient trainers, and technicians) on SLA assessment days.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate simulation lab assessments, including room set-up, reset and tear-down using standardized checklists purchasing supplies, and securing event dates.
  • Ensure the NCAS Simulation Lab Assessment is delivered to the highest standards of security, consistency, and confidentiality as per established standards, policies, and procedures.
  • With direction from the Senior Manager of Operations, provide day to day oversight to assessment center staff on SLA days.
  • Work with Program Coordinators to troubleshoot and address staffing gaps
  • Facilitate the flow of assessment days, including all aspects of the assessment taker experience.
  • Participate in live assessment administration by assisting candidates through check-in, orientation, and check-out, and supervising candidates during scenario transitions.
  • Report, respond to, and/or escalate as necessary all assessment site incidents.
  • Communicate and respond to questions and inquiries from staff and assessment takers
  • Support data entering and documenting as needed
  • Foster and maintain an organizational culture that promotes mutual respect, teamwork, and service excellence.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Post Secondary education or completion of a minimum of two years towards a diploma or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and experience in assessment, program or events management.
  2. Physical ability to lift and move moderately heavy equipment.
  3. Maintain a minimum availability of 4-6 weekend and weekdays per month as needed.
  4. Experience working in high-paced environment.
  5. Experience delivering customer service with speed, care, and attention to detail.
  6. Exceptional and dynamic interpersonal and communication skills – written and oral.
  7. Demonstrated experience resolving problems and addressing issues in real-time situations.
  8. Experience with navigating MS office tools, specifically excel spreadsheets and working on a variety of technology platforms and programs
  9. An openness to learning, to taking on new challenges, and to supporting the growth of NCAS

The following will be considered assets:
  • Nursing education and/or experience as a nurse
  • Familiarity with a variety of health care settings
  • Training in simulation education
  • Bilingualism – French/English

HOW TO APPLY:

Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating your nursing designation, and where you learned of this opportunity, to careers@ncasbc.ca. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, so please apply immediately.

To learn more about our organization, please visit www.ncasbc.ca. Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nurses and Midwives, and the Nursing Community Assessment Service.

While we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.​



















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