Shared Subsidized Staff Housing is Available
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 Registered Nurse, Inpatient Care, is responsible for the safe and competent provision of nursing services, in collaboration with other team members and support groups involved in providing care. The incumbent will work 12 hour rotating shifts, maybe longer due to patient/staff needs and extreme weather conditions. Under the direction of the Nurse Manager of Inpatient Care, the incumbent is expected to provide care through a holistic and culturally sensitive approach.
To be successful in this position the incumbent is expected to have a working knowledge of the following areas: Emergency; Maternal and Newborn; Pediatric, Paediatric; Psychiatry; Medicine; Surgery; 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 Nursing or Diploma in Nursing and a minimum of 1-year recent experience in acute care hospital setting. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
Candidates must be eligible to register with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Assets include; Ability to function in a cross-cultural setting understanding that language translation either written or verbal may always not be available, Possession of one or more of the following would be referable but not required upon initial hiring: BTLS, NALS, ACLS, PALS, WHMIS, EKG Interpretation. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Cross cultural training, specialized nursing certifications (ER, Maternal Child, Mental Health, and Paediatric, critical care, and Back Injury Prevention Program, and basic computer skills.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language 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 totaling $4,500 per year.