Community Health Nurse - 8 Week Job Share
Open until filled
Department: Northwest Territories HSSA
Job Code: 15537
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
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About the Job
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority administers all regional health and social services delivered through the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), a 47 in-patient bed accredited facility, 7 Community Health Centers; and seventeen other sites, including social services and dental therapy offices, public health clinics, elder's facilities, and various group homes. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy community’s well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.
Located within the Aklavik Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge the Community Health Nurse (CHN) is one of three CHNs who deliver community health services. The Health Centre is the sole medical facility in the community and supports approximately 5,200 individual encounters per year.
Community Health Services include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical emergencies that require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and well-ness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). The provision of critical incident services is supported by the NIC and a physician over the telephone when communications links are available.
Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools or in a patients home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a health way of life, and decrease the incidence of death and disease and injury. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
In Aklavik the CHN and the NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health center.
An ability to obtain satisfactory criminal records check is mandatory.
Job Share Position
This Job Opening is for a 8 Week Job Share position.
Eligible for current registration/certification with Registered Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) is mandatory for this position.
For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 15537
Closing Date: Open until filled
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floow, Alex Moses Greenland Building
105 Veteran's Way
INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620