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 Community Health Nurse (CHN) assists clients, who may be individuals, families, or communities, in promotion, protection and restoration of health, to educate about, prevent and reduce the incidence of disease, disability and death. The CHN provides a comprehensive community health service in conjunction with the health care team and works within the context of Primary Health care to improve the capacity of clients to adapt to, respond to or control, life’s challenges and changes.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Nursing with equivalencies or related experience such as a certificate in Public Health, Health Canada clinical skills course, an advanced practice course or experience in home care nursing. A minimum of two years of Community Health Nursing experience is also required for this position. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
The Community Health Nurse must have a basic CPR with annual re-certification, candidates must be eligible to register prior to start date with Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) with annual re-certification.
The incumbent must possess one of the following at the time of hire; Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Neonatal Resuscitation (NALS) fetal monitoring, Critical Incident Stress Management. with the remainder (as directed) completed within first 12 months in the role and then as required to maintain certification
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. The ability to communicate in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.