New medical care model

New medical care model

Six more Central Okanagan family practices look to hire nurses.

Six family practices in the Central Okanagan are looking for nurses to join them in the move toward a model of care that aims to improve patient access to care, build capacity in practices, and optimize providers’ expertise.

“Nurses joining these practices will be integral members of a patient care team, working together with doctors to streamline care, especially for patients with complex health needs,” said Dr. Janet Evans, Nurse in Practice Lead for the Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice, a non-profit society representing family doctors from Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland.

“This is an opportunity to modify the way we provide care and thereby improve primary care in our communities,” added Dr. Jeanne Mace, Central Okanagan Division Board Lead.

Family doctors in these six practices are eager to join the ranks of two additional practices in the region that have already identified candidates.

“Family doctors are ready to move forward,” said Dr. Evans. “Each practice has reviewed its roster of patients to determine which services and skill sets will best support optimum care for patients.

“The next step is a review of interested candidates.”

For more information on these nursing opportunities and to learn more about the various initiatives of the Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice, visit https://www.divisionsbc.ca/cod/hiring.