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Registered Nurse, Emergency

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
starting at $97,297 per annum 42.00 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15, 016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
06 June 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 Emergency Registered Nurse is a member of the nursing team, providing acute care to the patients in the Emergency Department, responding to health problems with a culturally sensitive and holistic approach.  The incumbent will work 12 hour rotating shifts and take direction from the Nurse Manager of Emergency. The ER nurse is responsible for the safe and competent provisions of nursing services in collaboration with other health care team members and support groups involved in providing care.

To be successful in this position the incumbent should have a working knowledge of the following areas; Emergency, Maternal and Newborn, Pediatric, Psychiatry: medicine, Gerontology, Palliative; Infectious Disease Control and Employee health and wellness.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized university (Required) and a minimum of 1 year recent Emergency Department experience (required).  Candidates must be eligible to register with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Current ACLS and CPR are required.

Assets include; Ability to function in a cross-cultural setting, CTAS, TNCC, ENPC, Neonatal Resuscitation, EKG Interpretation, PALS, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Certification Nursing Practice Specialties and basic computer skills.

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

For full-time, permanent nurses, recruitment bonuses include: $5,000 on start date, $5,000 at 18 months of service and $10,000 at 30 months of service. Additional premiums include a $9,000 Annual Frontline Allowance and a $375 Monthly Retention Bonus totaling $4,500 per year.

An Eligibility List may be created for all 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.