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Nurse Operations Specialist

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
starting at $97,734 per annum 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15, 016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 January 2018

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 Manager of Nursing Locum Program, the Nurse Operations Specialist is responsible for contributing to the establishment of a sustainable and effective Nursing Locum Program, meeting the needs of the Department for temporary and surge capacity nurses who are competent and ready to practice in Nunavut. The Nurse Operations Specialist is also a member of the Nursing Locum Program’s territorial rapid deployment nursing team, responding to unexpected surges in community health centers. When deployed, the Nurse Operations Specialist will be responsible for the provision of professional clinical nursing care to patients of all ages.

The Nurse Operations Specialist is the key interface between the Regional Directors of Health Operations and the Nursing Locum program. The incumbent tracks the projected and emergent requirements of each health center.  The Specialist works closely with Health HR to ensure that the Nursing Locum program has sufficient capacity to provide qualified, pre-oriented Locum Nurses to meet temporary staffing needs across the territory.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized university, a minimum of 3 years remote, rural nursing (required) with at least 1 year of those years nursing in a Nunavut Health Center (preference).  The incumbent must be eligible for and in good standing of the Registered Nurses of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANTNU).  

Assets include; Fluency in one of Nunavut’s official languages, knowledge of basic project management, proven understanding of the GN structure, training and working familiarity with the interviewing process, course work in areas of health services administration, public administration, business administration and human resources management.

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.

  • 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