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Registered Nurse, OR/RR/Day Surgery/CSR(repost)

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
starting at $88, 608 per annum 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15, 016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
03 November 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 Registered Nurse, OR/RR/Day Surgery/CSR(RN) is a member of the surgical team that focuses on identifying and meeting the needs of the surgical patients during the perioperative experience. Reporting to the Nurse Manager of OR, the RN provides excellent care to the surgical populating using critical thinking and guided by the Perioperative Standards through the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). Working with the health care team, the RN uses basic and expanded nursing knowledge to address the psychological, physiological, socio-cultural and spiritual responses of the patient to the surgical event.

To be successful in this position the incumbent should have extensive knowledge of surgical procedures and anatomy related to various specialties. Experience working with adults, children, the physically and mentally challenged is essential. The incumbent will have the ability to perform independent assessments and recognize and report changes in health status.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Nursing from a recognized university or college (Required) and 2 years of acute care experience (Required). The incumbent must have completed Perioperative specific training and have 1 year of recent experience in an Operating Room setting.(Required) Current CPR is required.

Assets include; Ability to function in a cross-cultural setting, WHMIS, PALS, ACLS, NVCI, Back Injury Prevention, EKG interpretation, Fit testing 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.
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