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Supervisor Community Public Health

Groups: 
Health
Community: 
Cambridge Bay, Igloolik, Pangnirtung
Reference number: 
10-02-230-174LA, 10-02-250-175LA
Type of employment: 
Indeterminate
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$103,662.00 -$117,644.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 - $34, 455.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 November 2017

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.

Under the direction of the Director Population Health, this nursing position focuses on preventative health strategies to promote the health and well-being of the community, family and individuals by assessing development, health, financial and social status, and determining risk factors; promoting communicable disease control in the general population; developing partnerships to provide professional collaboration and consultation; assisting in the development of policies and action plans in the community; and acting as a health advocate.

The Supervisor Community Public Health focuses on health promotion. Adopts principles of prevention and protection and applies a repertoire of activities to minimize the occurrence of diseases or injuries and their consequences in the communities. Works to build community capacity, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates clinical Public Health Activities. Provides clinical/primary care nursing in the event of a disaster or community emergency to clients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the Department of Health and Social Services  in accordance with the community disaster plan, the direction for their supervisor and the office of CMOH. The Supervisor Community Public Health directs the provision of community public services. Facilitates access and equity, demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability. Performs administrative and supervisory functions. Maintains a thorough and sound working knowledge of current public health nursing practices skills and knowledge. Adapting and incorporating Inuit Societal Values with healthcare service delivery.

To be successful in this position the incumbent should have extensive knowledge of current trends in health promotion/disease prevention and practices and programs. Completion of Nunavut Immunization program is mandatory within the first month of hiring. Ability to work  effectively in a cross cultural setting ensuring that Inuit Societal Values are acknowledge and maintained during patient and employee interactions. Knowledge of Core competencies for Public health Canada is an asset. Knowledge of the Community Health Nurses of Canada Public health Nursing Discipline Specific Competencies (2009) is an asset. Knowledge of the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model and Standards of Practice (2011) is an asset. Online Public Health Agency of Canada skills enhancement course is an asset. Well-developed skills in order to communicate/teach effectively on an individual or group basis within a cross cultural setting. Incumbent must be willing to work in a multi-faceted environment. Equivalencies will be considered.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelors of Nursing; Masters of Public Health or other related field is preferred.

Registered or eligibility for RNANT/NU registration. Basic CPR with annual re-certification is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

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

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: 
Department of Health (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 1000
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5732
Toll free: 1-800-663-5738
Fax: (867) 975-5744
Email: NunavutNurses@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance