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Instructor, Nursing & Health Sciences Program
Type of Employment: 4 Month Term
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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is delivered by Nunavut Arctic College in partnership with Dalhousie University to prepare Nunavummiut to become Baccalaureate prepared Nurses, Practical Nurses and other Health Science Graduates. Under the direction of the Program Manager, Nursing and Health Science Programs, the incumbent will be responsible for the instruction of university level, college level and general level nursing preparatory education to participants in the Nursing programs. Courses are delivered in the institutional classroom setting and/or laboratory setting and at clinical agency locations throughout Nunavut and in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to developing and delivering classroom, lab and clinical instruction, the incumbent will ensure that student needs and college program criteria are being met. Faculty will utilize standardized measurable criteria to ensure that students have mastered clinical competencies.
The minimum educational requirement for this position is a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing or a related field. The incumbent will have teaching experience with adult learners and have experience and understanding of adult instructional methods. The incumbent will have at least 2 years of recent clinical experience, (ideally within the last 5 years) as a Nurse or an Instructor. In addition, they must be eligible to be registered with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) and possess a current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C certification prior to the start date of employment. Applicants must meet the selection criteria for faculty appointment with the collaborative university partner.
Desirable assets include a PhD in Nursing or related discipline. Completion of one more of the following courses and programs is also an asset: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). Extensive academic and clinical nursing experience in Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Community Health, Primary Care and/or Mental Health is ideal. Nursing experience, in rural or remote communities is an asset. Ideally the incumbent will have knowledge of Canadian and Nunavut Health care systems. Our ideal candidate will have worked and taught in cross-cultural situations, preferably credit courses at a post-secondary level.
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 Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term position competition, may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term.
Relocation costs, including moving expenses and flights are arranged and covered by Nunavut Arctic College.