14 Jan 2018

Full-Time Nurse in Charge – 13 Week Job Share

AdminTuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada

Job Description

Nurse in Charge – 13 Week Job Share

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for a 13 Weeks Job Share position.

Job Information

Located within the Tuktoyaktuk Health Centre and reporting directly to the Manager, Health Centre Operations, in Inuvik, the Nurse in Charge(NIC) will manage the delivery of community health services to a client population if approximately 1010 residents (predominantly Inuvialuit) in Tuktoyaktuk. The Health Centre in Tuktoyaktuk is the sole medical facility and supports approximately 6600+ encounters per year

Community Health Services are provided by the NIC and 3 Community Health Nurse who report directly to the NIC. Services include providing non-emergency medical care; procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post natal clinics, school health programs, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.) The provision of critical incident services is supported by 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 healthy way of life, and decrease the incidence of death, disease or injury. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

In addition, the NIC directly supervises 1 Caretaker and 1 Clerk/Interpreter as well as provides administrative guidance and direction to 1 Community Health Representative, 3 Community Social Service Worker and 1 Dental Therapist who are directly supervised by program specific manager in Inuvik.

The NIC manages a $977,00 (approximate) budget allocated to provide standardized health care programs and services, as determined by the Department of Health and Social Services and the BDHSSA.

The NIC is an RN who models and promotes excellence through the hands on delivery of nursing care to patients or by providing seasoned advice and/or recommendations to Community Health Nurses when faced with a difficult or unusual situation. The incumbent helps guide nurses from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking and care giving approaches. These services have direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and in the cost of the services provided in Tuktoyaktuk the NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis with the 3 CHN’s during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care in Tuktoyaktuk.

The NIC must have advance knowledge of and an ability to apply and asses the nursing process (assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation) and current nursing practice (including public health) to ensure that the patients’ physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met.

Knowledge of advanced biological, physical and behavioral sciences in order to recognize, interpret and prioritize findings and determine and implement a plan of action based on accepted standards of practice

The NIC mist have an ability to provide emergency care and treatment as the position is required to perform transferred medical functions beyond normal hospital training. This includes an ability to perform advanced nursing functions such as but not limited to; suturing, venipuncture for all ages and immunizations techniques.

Typically the qualifications are attained by a successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 3 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health center and 6 months supervisory experience.


Immunization Status

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.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $51.29 per hour (approximately $100,015. per annum) 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.

Affirmative Action

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.

Nurse in Charge – 13 Week Job Share

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