Engaging in the professional responsibility (PR) process is an important avenue to advocate for safe patient, resident, and client care, and promote positive changes in your workplace. The most important resource in this entire process is you.
The PR process focuses on practice concerns related to the professional nursing standards of practice and intends to solve practice issues collaboratively at the local level. Themes that can be addressed under the PR process include: policies and procedures, education and training, leadership support, orientation, scope of practice, skill mix, role clarity, communication, and mentorship.
The PR process is collaborative and adheres to the jointly developed guiding principles.
It begins with a conversation with your excluded manager.
PR Process – Algorithm
PR Process - Simplified
PR Process – Simplified
Fraser Health - email@example.com
Interior Health - firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Health - email@example.com
Northern Health - firstname.lastname@example.org
Providence Health - PRF@providencehealth.bc.ca
Vancouver Coastal Health - email@example.com
PHSA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Responsibility Form
If you would like further assistance, please contact your regional Professional Responsibility Advocate. Log into the BCNU Member Portal to find out who’s working for you.
Do you need more information before you pursue the PR process? This module is meant to assist members and managers in understanding the current PR process contained in the 2019-2022 Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) Collective Agreement.
JOINT NBA PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (PR) PROCESS EDUCATION MODULE
Please let us know how you have utilized the PR process by completing this short online evaluation form. Your feedback helps us assist you and other members.
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILTY PROCESS MEMBER EXPERIENCE FORM
Have you had a successful outcome while using the PR process? Please share it with us using the below form.
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILTIY PROCESS SUCCESS
Addressing Nursing Concerns in the Workplace: Workload/Staffing, OHS Reporting and Professional Responsibility Process
PR Process - Acronyms
Staffing Related and Nurse Safety Issues
Staffing related issues are now separate from professional practice issues and will be addressed as per Article 60 (B) (2): Patient Care Staffing Assessment Process. Please contact your steward for assistance.
Nurse safety issues will be addressed as per Article 32 - Occupational Health & Safety Program. Please go to the Health and Safety section of the BCNU website to access resources.
Please review the Addressing Concerns in the Workplace document for further guidance.
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