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Territorial Continuing Care Coordinator

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 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.

Reporting to the Territorial Director Home, Community and Continuing Care, the Territorial Continuing Care Coordinator is responsible for guiding the effective and standardized delivery of residential care for seniors in Nunavut, with a focus on current best practice, quality of care, client safety and culturally-appropriate programming. Residential care for seniors is comprised of assisted living residential care (Elders Homes), and long-term care for Level 3 and Level 4 clients (Continuing Care Centers). The Coordinator will be knowledgeable of residential care facility standards and ensure the development and adherence to up-to-date standards, policies and procedures for the safe and effective operation of Elders Homes and continuing care centres in Nunavut.

Specific areas of required knowledge are: home and community care supports and nursing, long-term care and support services for seniors. Familiarity with a broad range of federal/provincial/territorial legislation and standards as they relate to: residential care facilities, provision of care, health and safety and documentation in a healthcare setting. A general knowledge of northern cultures and northern health; social care systems and structures is required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, a current practicing registration with RNANT/NU, as well as three to five years’ of long-term care experience is required for the position. In addition, candidates must possess an additional five years of clinical experience in a northern setting.

A Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Gerontology will be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit 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.
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