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

Job Description

Reporting to the Supervisor Health Programs, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides and autonomously manages health assessment, diagnosis, intervention and follow -up care to the residents of their community in accordance with Nurse Practitioner Acts, regulations, policies, standards, mission and the objectives of the Department of Health and the Government of Nunavut. The position ensures clients receive timely health assessment and diagnosis optimum support and continuity of care.

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.

The NP provides professional nursing care and community health services to clients (individuals, families and groups) on a routine and emergency basis to promote a healthy lifestyle, to prevent and/or reduce incidence of disease, disability and death, to support rehabilitation and to restore health and palliation. Develop, facilitate, implement and modify client and family education/teaching based on the needs of the client. In collaboration and partnership with clients and other primary care team members and agencies, conduct health surveillance and preventive activities that may improve the health population. Provide expert and specialized knowledge of primary health care related to nursing in Nunavut and also provide functional direction and leadership for enhancing the integrated service delivery model.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Graduate Level Advanced Nursing Practice degree, Certificate in Advanced Practice, or Nurse Practitioner – Primary Health Care diploma
  • Current CPR
  • At least 5 years direct nursing practice with at least 1 year recent Nurse Practitioner Practice experience
  • Nurse Practitioner registration in good standing with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU)

Assets for this position include possession of one or more of the following: Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP). ALARM, STABLE, Fetal monitoring, pelvic examination, labour and delivery experience with advanced obstetrical training.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit.
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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