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(4) Registered Nurse, Inpatient Care

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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 Inpatient Care; the Registered Nurse Inpatient Care (RNIC), is a member of a multi-disciplinary team. RNICs are responsible for assessing patient health status and responding to actual and potential health problems including emergent and critical situations on an ongoing basis and providing inpatient care. RNICs are responsible for quality nursing care within their scope of practice as outlined by the professional licensing body: Registered Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU). Using evidenced based practice, RNICs provide competent, independent nursing care while maintaining professional accountability.

RNICs coordinate by collaborating with other health care team members to ensure patients regain optimal functioning of well-being and quality of life as members of society within an appropriate time frame. These positions directly impact the delivery of acute care health needs to patients by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating all services provided to patients within the ambulatory care setting. The RNICs must be cognizant of fiscal constraints and can work within these constraints.

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. All candidates must be eligible to register with RNANT/NU. One (1) year of recent experience in an Acute Care hospital setting is essential. Graduates from the Nunavut Arctic College nursing program, who passed their NCLEX, and completed the Graduate Nursing Residency Program in addition to having 6 months of mentorship as well as 6 months of additional Acute Care experience will be considered.

The successful candidate must obtain and maintain the Nunavut Immunization certification within one (1) month of hire. The incumbent must successfully complete (within twelve (12) months in their role): Basic Life Support (BLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHIMIS), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCVI). 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. EKG Interpretation, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Cross cultural training, specialized nursing certifications (ER, Maternal Child, Mental Health, Pediatrics, critical care and Back Injury Prevention Program) are assets.

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 for all future vacancies.


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