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Institutional Nurse

Rankin Inlet
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
$ 18,517.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
12 May 2017

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.

Reporting to the Deputy Warden, Programs, The Institutional Nurse is responsible for complete nursing and health care for all offenders and staff at the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility,

The Institutional Nurse is responsible for providing services including comprehensive physical and mental health assessments, therapeutic intervention and treatment management in coordination with appropriate disciplines in order to promote offender health and wellness. This includes but is not limited to communicable disease treatment and monitoring, chronic disease monitoring and follow up, immunization programs.

The incumbent has basic mental health knowledge and will participate in conjunction with community stakeholders, in an active and functional mental health program for appropriate offenders.

The Nurse promotes healthy lifestyles and choices while administering wellness initiatives through a variety of health education programs. This position ensures that the dispensing of medication, emergency triage, and scheduled clinics are provided in a timely and professional manner.

The Nurse works closely with outside agencies coordinating offender treatment, medical release plans, and referrals, Liaisons with local health facility, pharmaceutical suppliers and medical professionals to ensure service delivery that addresses the overall needs of the offenders and staff.

This position ensures that facilities interests are protected with the prudent ordering of supplies and equipment that are fiscally responsible and necessary.

To be invited for an interview, the incumbent possesses the following skills and abilities, 2 years’ experience as a registered nurse; 1 years’ experience in an emergency setting; Experience delivering mental health programs and knowledge of assessment, needs, and resources an asset; and Must be Eligible for registration with the RNANT/NU to fulfill legal requirements of the Nursing Professional Act.

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.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097