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Nurse Practitioner

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
starting at $103,662 per annum 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15, 016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 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 Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides residents with advanced health assessment, diagnosis, intervention and follow-up care in order to promote, protect and restore health and to prevent and reduce the incidence of disease, disability and death. The incumbent practices in accordance with the Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) acts, standards, and regulations, as well as with the Department of Health Policies, guidelines and mandate to ensure residents have access to timely, professional and sustainable health services required to maintain optimal health. The incumbent would also be required to effectively triage client’s health care needs.

The NP provides a comprehensive community health service in conjunction with the health care team and works within the context of primary health care to improve the capacity of clients and communities to adapt to, respond or control, life’s challenges and changes.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science in nursing from a recognized university and graduate Level Advanced Nursing Practice degree; or a Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice, at least 5 years of direct nursing practice with 1 year recent Nurse Practitioner experience. The incumbent must be eligible to registered with RNANT/NU and have recent CPR with annual re-certification.

Consideration will be given to those who completed the Nurse Practitioner competency challenge through a Nursing Regulatory/Licensing body; 

Assets include; Cross cultural experience, BTLS, ACLS, NRP, ALARM, STABLE, Fetal monitoring, pelvic examination, labor and delivery experience with advanced obstetrical training.

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