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 of Programs, the Correction Facility Nurse (Nurse) provides comprehensive direct health care services in accordance with the Nunavut Standards of Nursing Practice and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics to ensure the provision of safe standardized health care to the inmates housed in all Iqaluit custodial facilities. Goals are to promote, protect, and restore health by providing education, prevention and reduction of the incidence of disease, and disability. Correction Facility health services include providing a comprehensive nursing health assessment, therapeutic intervention and treatment management in coordination with appropriate disciplines in order to promote clients health and wellness, including but not limited to communicable disease treatment and surveillance, chronic disease monitoring and follow up. This position is based on a 42 hours pay grid, 12 hour shifts 4 days on and 4 days off.
The nurse will have a responsibility as an inmate advocate in relation to health issues and concerns and in the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices through a variety of health education programs. The nurse works closely with outside health agencies coordinating treatment, follow up release care, and referrals. The Correction Facility Nurse ensures continuity of health care when transferring inmates to other territorial or federal facilities by following Correctional Services Canada and NU Correction policies. The incumbent models and promotes excellence in nursing care while caring for low, medium and high risk inmates ensuring that all Iqaluit based custodial facilities, safety and security measures, policies and procedures are adhered to.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse designation, registered with the RNANTNU, along with two (2) years nursing experience in an acute care or institutional setting and experience with advanced assessment skills. Two (2) years’ experience in a Nunavut Community would be an asset. Current CPR/First Aid certificate/AED where necessary is a requirement. Current Immunization Certification is required or the ability to obtain within the first six (6) months of employment.
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.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.