This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Manager of Diagnostic Imaging, the Ultrasonographer provides services to the patients of the Diagnostic Imaging Department. This position proficiently scans, interprets, and produces quality images which aids the Radiologist in the accurate and timely diagnosis of patients. The position acts as a resource to the nurses in the Community Health Centers and for Qikiqtani General Hospital’s Obstetrical Team by attending weekly antenatal clinic rounds.
The position utilizes ultrasound equipment to independently produce and interpret high quality sonographic images as required by the off-site Radiologist to complete accurate diagnosis of patients. The scope of this position provides Ultrasonography on-site and may provide travelling services and impacts the excellence of patient care, treatment and diagnosis provided by the health care team. Exams are carried out in accordance with policies and procedures developed by the Qikiqtani General Hospital, Sonography Canada, and our reporting Radiologist.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through successful completion of an accredited sonography program and current registration with the Sonography Canada along with two (2) years of sonography experience. Continuing Education is required to maintain the Sonography Canada registration and stay current with the ever-changing technology (40 credits of continuing sonography education and/or relevant practice education credits must be completed every three years). The incumbent must also have annual certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to GNHR@gov.nu.ca. 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.