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Nurse Manager Emergency Services

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
$107, 718.00- $122,265.00
Northern Allowance: 
$15, 016.00

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 Director Clinical Services, the Nurse Manager Emergency Services provides leadership, authority and accountability for the nursing practice and delivery of care to patients and families in the Emergency Room. The Nurse Manager collaborates with patient, family, health care team, and other hospital services to ensure the effective provision of emergency patient care. The Nurse Manager is also a member of the team that directly assesses patient status and responds to actual or potential health problems, plans and performs interventions; and evaluates patient outcomes following standards, guidelines and scope of professional nursing practice, with the intention of maintaining or regaining patient health.

The Nurse Manager provides leadership and supervision to all clinical and support positions in the clinical area of Emergency Services. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with other health care professionals, paraprofessionals and other stakeholders (e.g. City of Iqaluit, other GN Department, community non-governmental Services) who maybe involves in providing care to plan, implement, review, and evaluate Emergency Services. This position has a direct impact on the delivery of Services to patients, their families, and the general community. As a Regional referral center for all communities on Baffin Island, the incumbent’s decisions and recommendations will result in the delivery of timely, accurate, effective, and efficient health care services.

As an integral member of the Iqaluit Health Services (IHS) Joint Management Team, the incumbent will participate in decision making and recommendations which will affect health services delivery across HIS. Examples of this include planning, implementation, review, and evaluation of budgets for Emergency Services, participation in the planning, implementation, review, and evaluation process for Clinical Services and HIS in general.

The Nurse Manager will also be accountable for providing leadership associated with IHS in general.

The incumbent performs management duties, ensures a system of skills and competency evaluation for staff, reflective of the practice requirements, manages nursing practices adhering to the ethical standards of the nursing profession. When the workload requires, the Manager may provide direct patient care (individuals, families and community) nursing services to clients of the assigned clinical areas within the multi-disciplinary setting in order to maintain clinical skills.

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through:

An undergraduate degree or diploma (with equivalencies) in nursing.

Five years clinical experience as an RN in Emergency Services.

Three years management experience including supervision of staff and budget management in role(s) of similar scope ad span of control;

Registration with the RNANT/NU

The incumbent is welcome to attend 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 (NVCI) to maintain skills in order to perform clinical work; A certificate in health administration or equivalent health management course is an asset. 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 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