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.
Reporting to the Director Professional Practice, the Community Health Nursing Consultant is accountable for leadership on territorial issues relating to community health nursing. Specifically providing strategic directions, vision and expertise to the development, implementation and evaluation of community health nursing standards and programs in Nunavut. The Consultant works collaboratively with the members within the office of the Chief Nursing Officer to ensure quality nursing practice and clinical standards are maintained. The consultant accomplishes this through the provision of senior leadership, administrative and clinical expertise and strategic planning for CHN services delivered in community health centers throughout the territory.
The Community Health Nursing Consultant is responsible for continuously monitoring and evaluating the community health nursing program to ensure that safe, effective and appropriate client care is being delivered throughout the territory from a client- centered quality and primary health care framework. Success in this position will require close collaboration with the management team in the Chief Nursing Office, Directors of Health Programs, Regional Directors, and Assistant Deputy Minister of Operations. The Consultant takes the lead or collaborates with a wide range of health professional to ensure that the community health nursing services are integrated, coordinated, client centered and culturally appropriate, and are delivered in an efficient and effective manner. Provides senior nursing leadership for community health nursing services/programming in Nunavut. Supports an organized and integrated primary health care system. Leads the planning, monitoring, implementation and revisions of community health nursing programs, clinical policies and standards. Provides administrative and clinical leadership to the CHN program. Coordinates the development of a clear role definition for CHN’s. Improves communication linkages within the Nunavut nursing profession and between the Department and the profession. Collaborates with nursing educators to increase opportunities for academic preparation of potential nursing candidates and ongoing professional development opportunities for nursing staff. Maintains clinical competence as a CHN to participate in the Rapid Deployment Team under the direction of CNO. Respects, adapts and incorporates Inuit Societal Values into CHN practice and health care delivery.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in nursing along with three (3) years’ experience of working in an expanded nursing role in a northern /remote and/or within an Indigenous health care delivery setting. Must be eligible to obtain a license with RNANTNU. Must be in good standing with the nursing regulatory authority where currently licensed.
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. A master’s degree in nursing is an asset. Experience in program a policy development experience in a leadership role is an asset.