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Registered Nurse Inpatient Care - Term position

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Type of employment: 
$99,241- $112,629
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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.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Registered Nurse, Inpatient Care, is responsible for the safe and competent provision of nursing services, in collaboration with other team members and support groups involved in providing care.  The incumbent will work 12 hour rotating shifts, maybe longer due to patient/staff needs and extreme weather conditions. Under the direction of the Nurse Manager of Inpatient Care, the incumbent is expected to provide care through a holistic and culturally sensitive approach.

To be successful in this position the incumbent is expected to have a working knowledge of the following areas: Emergency; Maternal and Newborn; Pediatric, Paediatric; Psychiatry; Medicine; Surgery; Gerontology; Palliative; Infectious Disease Control and Employee health and wellness.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Nursing and a minimum of 1-year recent experience in acute care hospital setting. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Candidates must be eligible to register with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Assets include; Ability to function in a cross-cultural setting understanding that language translation either written or verbal may always not be available, Possession of one or more of the following would be referable but not required upon initial hiring: BTLS, NALS, ACLS, PALS, WHMIS, EKG Interpretation. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Cross cultural training, specialized nursing certifications (ER, Maternal Child, Mental Health, and Paediatric, critical care, and Back Injury Prevention Program, and basic computer skills.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.  Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language 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 totaling $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