The Emergency Registered Nurse is a member of the nursing team, providing acute care to the patients in the Emergency Department, responding to health problems with a culturally sensitive and holistic approach. The incumbent will work 12 hour rotating shifts and take direction from the Nurse Manager of Emergency. The ER nurse is responsible for the safe and competent provisions of nursing services in collaboration with other health care team members and support groups involved in providing care.

To be successful in this position the incumbent should have a working knowledge of the following areas; Emergency, Maternal and Newborn, Pediatric, Psychiatry, medicine, Gerontology, Palliative; Infectious Disease Control and Employee health and wellness.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized university (Required) and a minimum of 1 year recent (in the last 5 years) Emergency Department (required). Candidates must be eligible to register with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Current ACLS and CPR are required.

Assets include the following: the incumbent must have or be willing to complete the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) within 6 months of hire. These mandatory certifications are to be renewed as per course guidelines for renewal.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

For full-time, permanent nurses, recruitment bonuses include: $5,000 on start date, $5,000 at 18 months of service and $10,000 at 30 months of service. Additional premiums include a $9,000 Annual Frontline Allowance and a $375 Monthly Retention Bonus of $4,500 per year.

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