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Clerk Interpreter

Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$62,556.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$21,113.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
07 April 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.

Reporting to the Supervisor of Health Programs the Clerk Interpreter will provide professional and responsive confidential translation and facilitation support services between patients/clients and the health services team. This position impacts the public as it is the key entry point for services, patient complaints, referral and information services, and therefore requires a good knowledge of Inuktitut and English both written and spoken. The Clerk Interpreter will perform clerical support functions and may direct others in the delivery of such services with the administrative/clerical components in the office.

The Clerk Interpreter will deal with Inuktitut speaking clients, interpret and explain to patients and their family’s medical treatments that are to be carried out, medications and patient care instructions; including writing out instructions to patients as required in syllabics or diagrams. You will assist medical staff by preparing patient and assisting in examinations, and carry out routine preparatory activities. You will also receive, screen, prioritize and refer phone calls, faxes and emails, and ensure prompt and accurate forwarding. You will organize confidential records, type letters and reports, maintain filing systems and maintain accurate data base in the electronic health record.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Inuktitut fluent written/oral, health programs and services and basic understanding of patient care and treatment. You should be proficient with computer software applications and different types of office equipment.

You will have a minimum of grade 10 education with one year of interpreting/translating experience. Equivalencies will be considered including prior experience working in a healthcare setting. WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Services certificate must be completed within the first year of employment.  CPR/First Aid is an asset, but training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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


An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097