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Community Health Nurse

Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Igloolik, Resolute Bay
Reference number: 
10-02-210-148LA / 10-02-210-149LA / 10-02-210-150LA / 10-02-210-151LA / 10-02-230-152LA / 10-02-260-154LA
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$97,734.00 -$110,936.00
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00- $30,424.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
26 May 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.

The Community Health Nurse provides a comprehensive community health service in conjunction with the health care team. Clients served maybe individuals, families or communities. The Community Health Nurse assists clients in promotion, protection and restoration of health in order to prevent and reduce the incidence of disease, disability and death. Determination and provision of health interventions (health promotion, occupational health and safety, public health, community development, and curative treatment) have direct impact on the health status of clients and the community. The provision of professional community health care to clients is done in accordance with established standards of nursing practice, the philosophy and objectives of the Department of Health.

In order to be considered for this position, the incumbent must have:

A Bachelors’ degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma with other equivalencies or related experiences such as a certificate in Public Health, Health Canada clinical skills course, an advanced practice course, experience in home care nursing.

Ability to perform advance nursing (e.g. suturing, cast applications) functions as outlined in the Department of Health, Nursing Administration Manual; Standards, Policies and Guidelines; and Administration Manuals.

Appreciation for the value of other cultures, how culture impact access to health services and an ability to adapt clinical practices to enhance the patient experience.

Ability to teach/communicate effectively on an individual or group basis with in a cross cultural setting.

ACLS, BTLS, NALS would be considered an asset.

Basic CPR and annual re-certification required to maintain skill level.

Eligible for registration with RNANT/NU

  • 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 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