Term: One year with the option to renewTime commitment: 4 days/week
Location: Vancouver, BCSubmission deadline: May 22, 2018extended!Start date: June 11, 2018Salary range: $70,000 - $75,000 (pro-rated to $56,000-$60,000 at 4 days/week) plus 6 per cent in lieu of vacationWebsite:
The Nursing Community Assessment Service is pleased to announce an opening for a seasoned Item Writing Facilitator to support NCAS with its assessment development process. NCAS is an assessment service aimed at internationally-educated and return-to-practice health care professionals. This role will be ideal for an individual with comprehensive item development experience, including strong and demonstrated group facilitation skills, item writing and exam development experience, and familiarity with competency-based assessment. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to support current and future health care professionals, please apply with us!
The Nursing Community Assessment Service assesses the competencies of internationally-educated and return-to-practice health care professionals – specifically, health care assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses – who are hoping to register and practice in BC. NCAS serves four community stakeholders: the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry, the College of Registered Licensed Practical Nurses of BC, the College of Registered Nurses of BC, and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC. Through computer-based, simulation-lab and oral assessments, NCAS offers a consistent and streamlined approach to assessing the competencies of IEPs. The NCAS assessment supports regulators as they assess potential registrants for readiness to practice, and in their mission to protect the public.
NCAS develops items for its Computer-based Assessment, Simulation Lab Assessment and its Oral Assessment.
Item Writing Facilitator will work with subject matter experts in all four professions to revise and renew items for all three assessments noted above.
Working with the Manager of Competency Assessment and Outreach, the
Item Writing Facilitator plays a fundamental role within NCAS by administering the full assessment/item development cycle for all four nursing professions noted above. Specific responsibilities include:
The ideal applicant must possess:
Subject matter experts are working professionals, and as such, may be available only on weekends and evenings. It is expected, therefore, that some of the facilitation work will take place in these time periods. The
Item Writing Facilitator will deliver workshops primarily at CRNBC’s offices or at our SLA Assessment Centre at Langara College in Vancouver.
Submit your CV and cover letter by May 22, 2018 in confidence by email to