Keewaytinook Okimakanak


Nurse in Charge


As the Nurse in Charge at the Deer Lake Nursing Station, you will provide leadership to a comprehensive range of core nursing functions and services in Deer Lake First Nations community, in program areas of community/public health and primary care. You will promote and maintain the health of individuals, family groups, communities and populations that value the principles of primary health care and focus on promoting health, preventing disease and injury, and protecting population health. You will focus on curative, urgent, and emergent care, rehabilitation and supportive or palliative care. The Nurse in Charge provides services and support to individuals within the Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nations of Deer Lake.

This is a full-time, permanent position, fly in/out on a small aircraft for a 3-week rotation. Compensation will commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits, travel allowance and an isolated post allowance.


· Recognize the importance of First Nations cultural identity as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle for individuals within the community.

· Understand and respect First Nations cultural principles and protocols and be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in work situations.

· Manage, plan, implement, deliver and evaluate community/public health, primary care and home care programs and services for a health care facility in a First Nations community and ensures nursing care and practice standards are being implemented in the delivery of these programs and services.

· Provide professional support, leadership, mentoring, advice on policy, practice and programs and direct supervision to First Nations Health Authority nurses and health care and any administrative employees in a nursing station in a First Nations community including assignment of duties and assessment of quality of work.

· Provide professional support, advice, assistance, and consultation on all nursing matters to First Nations leadership, community employed nurses and communities to build capacity.

· Apply and utilize key nursing knowledge and critical thinking to choose options and to plan, implement and evaluate programs and interventions to address health issues, considering relevant evidence, legislation, and regulations and policies.

· Collect, assess, analyze and apply information from various data sources to make evidence informed decisions for nursing services, assessment of health needs, program planning, and priority setting for the community with individuals, families, groups and community leadership and interprets information for professional, nonprofessional and community audiences.

· Use evidence and research to influence health policies, programs and practices and synthesizes nursing and health knowledge from a broad range of theories, models and frameworks to address the health status of populations, inequities in health, determinants of health, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, case management, as well as the factors that influence the delivery and use of nursing and health services.

· Advocate for public policy and services that promote, and protect the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and the communities we serve.

· Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.


The Nurse in Charge is under the day to day supervision of Health Director and is accountable to the Executive Director and the Chiefs and Council.


· Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a recognized university.

· Certified Remote Practice designation (CRNBC) is an asset.

· Program experience, or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience is an asset.

· Recent training in conflict management is an asset.

· Current registration as a registered nurse in Ontario.

· Basic Life Support Certification Level C.

· Considered assets:

· Trauma Nursing Core Course

· Pediatric Trauma Life Support

· International Trauma Life Support

· Communicable Disease Control

· Foot Care / Diabetic Disease Care


Deer Lake, Ontario – remote, fly in/out only.

We thank you for your interest in this position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Reference ID: 26-2020-HEALTH-DL-Nurse in Charge

Job Types: Full-time, Fly-In/Fly-Out, Permanent

Work remotely:

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