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Registered Nurse, Inpatient Care

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
starting at $99, 241 per annum 42.00 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15, 016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
17 August 2018

Closing date:  August 17, 2018 @ 12:00AM EST

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 Registered Nurse, Inpatient Care, is responsible for the safe and competent provision of nursing services, in collaboration with other team members and support groups involved in providing care.

The incumbent will work 12 hour rotating shifts. Under the direction of the Nurse Manager of Inpatient Care, the incumbent is expected to provide care through a holistic and culturally sensitive approach.

To be successful in this position the incumbent should have a working knowledge of the following areas; Emergency, Maternal and Newborn, Pediatric, Psychiatry, Medicine, Surgery, Gerontology and Palliative Care.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized university (Required) and a minimum of 1 year recent experience (required). Candidates must be eligible to register with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Assets include; Ability to function in a cross-cultural setting, BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, CTAS, TNCC, ENPC, EKG Interpretation, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, CNA Certification and basic computer skills.

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.

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 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

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 1000, Station 1000, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0

Phone: (867) 975-8600 ext. 5004

Toll Free: 1-800-663-5738