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Registered Nurse Acute Care

Rankin Inlet
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
$104,811 to $118,951per year, 42 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$18,517 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:59pm


This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2022. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

The Registered Nurse (RN), Acute Care is a member of the patient care team that determines patient status to actual or potential health problems, plans and performs interventions; and evaluates patient outcomes following standards, guidelines and scope of professional nursing practices with the intention of maintaining or regaining patient health. The RN, Acute Care is responsible for quality nursing care, under supervision, within their scope of practice as outlined by the professional licensing body, Registered Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU).

Using evidenced based practice, RNs, provide competent, independent nursing care while maintaining professional accountability. RNs coordinate by collaborating with other health care team members to ensure patients regain optimal functioning of well-being and quality of life as members of society within an appropriate time frame. This position directly impacts the delivery of acute care health needs to patients within by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating all services provided to patients within the acute care setting.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Bachelor or Diploma in Nursing, plus two years of relevant experience in an acute care setting. Candidates must be eligible to register with RNANTNU. Possession of one or more for the following would be considered an asset: Basic Trauma Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, EKG interpretation, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, ACLS/PALS/TNCC/BLS, Specialized nursing certifications, (ER, Maternal Child, Mental Health, Pediatrics, critical care).

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory condition of employment. Submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination with your application. Travelers are responsible to determine what applies to you based on your Territorial / Provincial requirements.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. The ability to communicate in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

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 of $4,500 per year.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce; therefore, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed 


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