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Parks Prescriptions Assistant

Reporting to:              Prama Rahman, Healthy By Nature Coordinator

Job details:                 3 month full time contract, working remotely, starting as soon as possible

The BC Parks Foundation's mission is to enhance and pass on the legacy of BC's world-class parks so that they flourish forever. We are the official charitable partner to BC’s world class parks system - the sixth largest parks system in the world, with over 1034 parks and more than 26 million visits a year.  Our goal is to create the greatest parks system in the world. In the last several years we have achieved outstanding growth and results, and we pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial and innovative approach to achieving our mission.

A growing body of scientific evidence confirms that when you interact with nature, you can become healthier and more productive. We want to make sure all Canadians have the opportunity to experience parks and their healing power. Through Park Prescriptions (PaRx), we are working with healthcare professionals to prescribe time in nature to those who need it most.  Featuring practical resources like quick tips and patient handouts, our goal is to make prescribing time in nature straightforward and effective. Each prescriber who registers with PaRx will receive a nature prescription file customized with a unique provider code, and instructions for how to prescribe and log nature prescriptions.

Responsibilities:

  • Verifying registration of healthcare providers
  • Issuing prescription files to healthcare providers
  • Responding to email enquiries about the Parks Prescription program
  • Issuing Parks Canada passes to eligible patients
  • Communicating by email and phone with patients and prescribers 
  • Entering data into Microsoft Excel 
  • Assisting with management of volunteers
  • Other duties as required

Requirements

  • Fluency in French and English preferred
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Familiarity and experience working with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Interest in environmental issues and the connection between nature and health
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to careers@bcparksfoundation.ca. We will be assessing applications on a rolling basis through May 2022, so the sooner you apply, the better!



If you'd like to be considered for future opportunities, but don't see your perfect role here, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@bcparksfoundation.ca and we'll keep your information on file for future consideration. Due to the high volume of applicants, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.