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Registered Nurse, Operating Room (Re-Advertisement) 2 positions

Groups: 
Health
Community: 
Iqaluit
Reference number: 
10-01-235-159GM and 10-01-235-160GM
Type of employment: 
Indeterminate
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$88, 608
Northern Allowance: 
$15, 016.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
28 November 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.

The Registered Nurse(RN), Operating Room; is a member of the surgical team, The successful RN will work in the Operating Room theater, Recovery Room, Day Surgery, as well as the Central Sterilizing Room. The RN focuses on identifying and meeting the needs of the surgical patients during the perioperative experience. Reporting to the Nurse Manager, Operating Room; the RN provides excellent care to the surgical population using critical thinking, guided by the Perioperative Standards, Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). Working with the health care team, the RN uses basic and expanded nursing knowledge to address the psychological, physiological, socio-cultural and spiritual responses of the patient to the surgical event.

To be successful in this position the incumbent should have extensive knowledge of surgical procedures and anatomy related to various specialties. Experience working with adults and children is required. The incumbent will have the ability to perform independent assessments and recognize and report changes in health status. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Nursing from a recognized university or college (required) and 2 years of acute care experience (required). The incumbent must have completed perioperative-specific training and have 1 year of recent experience in an Operating Room setting (required). Current Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. The incumbent must be willing to attend/successfully complete the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 4 months of hire.

Assets include: Ability to function in a cross-cultural setting, Non-violent Crisis Intervention, EKG interpretation, 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.

Contact: 
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
Email: NunavutNurses@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance