Psychiatric Nurse

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Government of Nunavut
Post Date: April 23, 2024
Apply Before: June 15, 2024

Job Overview

Location

Various

Province

Nunavut

Salary

$104,809 - $118,939 + Northern Allowance

Category

Nursing

Commitment

full time

Job Description

GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Title: Psychiatric Nurse

Salary range: $104,809 to $118,939 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Department: Health Northern Allowance: $24,054-$28,577 per year
Community: Kinngait, Pangnirtung, Clyde River, Pond Inlet, Igloolik
Union Status: Nunavut Employees Union
Reference Number: 10-02-250-14478KW
Housing: Subsidized Staff Housing is Available
Type of Employment: Indeterminate
Closing date: Open until filled

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2023. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Under the direction of the Supervisor Interdisciplinary practice or designate, the incumbent may work as the only professional registered practitioner in the community to deliver specialized services to individuals with mental illness and/or problems, concurrent disorders, addictions, and suicide ideations/attempts and acts as a point of contact for physicians, locally, territorially, and out of territory, for assessments and patient critical care information.

The incumbent takes the lead in providing clinical direction and front-line service in the community. The Nurse would be responsible for care plan development, case management, conferencing, initial and ongoing assessments, medication administration and monitoring, crisis intervention and provides leadership and mentoring to team members.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree in Nursing with experience in mental health, or an undergraduate degree in Psychiatric Nursing and a minimum of 3 years of experience as a psychiatric nurse.

Candidates must be eligible to register prior to start date with the College and Association of Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (CANNN) with annual re-certification. Five years of psychiatric nursing is considered an asset. A valid driver’s license is required.

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory condition of employment. Submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination with your application.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

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 of $4,500 per year.

A Tier One allowance of $10/per hour premium is available to the following full-time, permanent, and job share employees: Supervisor Health Programs, Community Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health Consultant and Midwife. Positions eligible for this premium are located in the communities of Coral Harbour, Naujaat, Cambridge Bay, Kugaaruk, Taloyoak, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Sanirajak, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Qikiqtarjuaq, Resolute Bay.

A Tier Two allowance of $15/per hour premium is available to the following full-time, permanent, and job share employees: Supervisor Health Programs, Community Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health Consultant and Midwife.

Positions eligible for this premium are located in the communities of Arviat, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Igloolik, Kinngait, Kugluktuk, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Sanikiluaq, Whale Cove.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Job Overview

Location:

Various

Province:

Nunavut

Starting Salary

$104,809 - $118,939 + Northern Allowance

Category

Nursing

Job Type

full time