Come explore Canada’s unique northern environment. The Territory of Nunavut is located in the Arctic and has a population of approximately 33,000 people in 25 communities. We are host to amazing northern lights, incredible full moon evenings, lots of snow and renowned winter weather.
The Community Health Nurse provides a comprehensive community health service in conjunction with the health care team. Clients served may be 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 a 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 Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing with recent related experience may be considered an equivalency.
Minimum one year related experience in community health nursing or a minimum of two years recent experience in Emergency, Intensive Care Unit or Medical/Surgery.
Valid driver’s license, Basic CPR and annual re-certification.
Ability to perform basic nursing, advanced nursing, basic radiology, pharmacy and sanctioned/transferred medical functions.
Ability to teach/communicate effectively on an individual or group basis with in a cross cultural setting.
Knowledge of current trends in health promotion/disease prevention practices and programs.
Current registration with RNANT/NU or eligibility to become registered.
Exceptions will be made for Nunavummiut and/or graduates of Nunavut Arctic College Northern Nursing Education.
For indeterminate nurses, recruitment bonuses include: $5,000 on initial hire, $5,000 at 18 months of service and $10,000 at 30 months of service. Allowances include annual special allowance ranging from $9,000 to $19,500 depending on location and a continuous service allowance (0-5 years) $375 paid monthly.