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.
The Registered Nurse Acute Care is a member of the patient care team that determines 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 incumbent takes direction from the Nurse Manager, In-Patient Care of the Kivalliq Health Center and is responsible for providing nursing services and collaborating with other health care professionals, paraprofessionals and others involved in providing care. This position has a direct impact on the delivery of services to patients, and the incumbent’s decisions and recommendations affect the way that services are provided, and affect not only the provision of services but the cost of services being provided.
The Registered Nurse, Acute Care provides patient (individual, families and community) care nursing services to residents of the Regional Health & Social Services Department with a multi-disciplinary setting in order to prevent and restore incidence of disease, disability and death. Collaborates with other members of the health care team in providing health care services according to accepted nursing practices in order to prevent and restore incidence of disease, disability and death. Participates in orientation/development of self and other staff members while increasing nursing knowledge and skills by self-studies and pursuing professional activities in order to ensure competency for multiple skills required. Performs administrative duties, adheres to the ethical standards of the nursing profession and performs other duties required.
In order to be considered for this position, the incumbent must have:
Bachelors of Nursing or Diploma in Nursing.
Eligible for registration with RNANT/NU
Basic CPR with annual re-certification is required.
Knowledge of current trends in health promotion/disease prevention practices and programs.
Well-developed skills in order to communicate/teach effectively on an individual or group basis within a cross-cultural setting.
Incumbents must be willing to successfully complete all certification programs that are offered in work setting.
Incumbent must be willing to work in a multi-faceted environment.
Possession of one or more of the following would be preferable but not required upon initial hiring: Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Advance Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation (NALS) fetal monitoring, pelvic examination, labour and delivery experience with advanced obstetrical training.
Palliative Care Experience an asset
Cross Cultural Training and computer skills an asset. To speak Inuktitut and English an asset.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
WRITE/APPLY TO: Department of Health
Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, STATION 1000
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-8600 EXT 5012
Fax: (867) 975-6220