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Licensed Practical Nurses

Rankin Inlet
Reference number: 
1 0 - 0 3 – 3 2 0 – 0 8 4 LA
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$77, 220.00 - $87,653.00 per annum
Northern Allowance: 
$18, 517.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
19 May 2017

We require Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to fill the positions in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. The incumbent will work in a cross-cultural setting and will take direction from the Nurse Manager. The LPN is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating health service activities, providing practical nursing care in accordance with the Government of Nunavut policies and procedures and the LPN scope of practice. The incumbent will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing health care to clients with actual or potential health problems. The incumbent will also provide client education regarding illness injury, plan of care, general health measures and health promotion/ disease prevention. The position also requires the incumbent to perform administrative functions and maintain a thorough and sound working knowledge of current nursing practices, skills and knowledge. The incumbent should be able to work independently with minimal supervision. The work schedule is 12 hours shifts with occasional required overtime.


Education:                    Graduate from a recognized Canadian Licensed Practical Nursing Program or equivalent;

Current Licensure as LPN with the Government of Nunavut, or eligibility to become registered;

2+ year's recent experience in Acute Care Setting; Current CPR certification;

Experience with documentation in Electronic Health Record considered an asset; Current certification in WHIMIS, Non-violent Crises Intervention (NVCI) considered an asset;

Experience working in a Multi-Cultural setting considered an asset

Other:                           Ability to function in a cross-cultural setting,

                                      and adapt clinical practices to align with Inuit Societal Values;

                                     Excellent Interpersonal skills in a clinic setting;

                                         Basic working knowledge and experience with computers;

                                      Criminal record check and vulnerable sector screen


  • 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