This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides residents with advanced health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and follow-up care in order to promote, protect and restore health and to prevent and reduce the incidence of disease, disability, and death. The incumbent practices in accordance with the Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) acts, standards, and regulations, as well as with the Department of Health Policies, guidelines and mandate to ensure residents have access to timely, professional and sustainable health services required to maintain optimal health. The incumbent would also be required to effectively triage client’s health care needs.
The NP provides a comprehensive community health service in conjunction with the health care team and works within the context of primary health care to improve the capacity of clients and communities to adapt to, respond or control, life’s challenges and changes.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science in nursing from a recognized university; and graduate Level Advanced Nursing Practice degree; or a Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice, 2-year Nurse Practitioner experience preferred but will consider new NP’s graduates who have 5 years recent RN experience in acute care setting. The incumbent must be eligible to registered with RNANT/NU and have recent CPR with annual re-certification.
Consideration will be given to those who completed the Nurse Practitioner competency challenge through a Nursing Regulatory/Licensing body;
Assets include; Cross cultural experience, BTLS, ACLS, NRP, ALARM, STABLE, Fetal monitoring, pelvic examination, labor, and delivery experience with advanced obstetrical training.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.