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Registered Nurse, Emergency Re-advertisement

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$99,241.00 per annum, 42 hour/week
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This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Please note that COVID-19 immunization is a mandatory condition of employment. In addition, travelers via air and rail require proof of COVID-19 immunization. Submit proof of COVID-19 immunization with your application

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Nurse Manager, Emergency Services; Emergency (RN) is a member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for assessing patient health status and responding to actual and potential health problems including emergent and critical situations on an ongoing basis. RNs are responsible for quality nursing care within their scope of practice as outlined by the professional licensing body Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANTNU). This position directly impacts the delivery of acute care health needs to patients within by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating all services provided to patients within the acute care setting. The incumbent will work 12 hour rotating shifts.

The RN 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 is expected to 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 normally obtained through a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized post-secondary institution. One (1) year of experience in Emergency Nursing is essential. Candidates must be eligible to register with RNANTNU.

The successful candidate must obtain and maintain Nunavut Immunization certification must be completed within one (1) month of hire. The incumbent must attend and successfully 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 (NCVI) within six (6) months of hire. These mandatory certifications are to be renewed as per guidelines for renewal.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. The ability to communicate in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages 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.

An Eligibility List may be created



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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • 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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Open until filled