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2020-025 Nurse, COVID-19 Screening Campaign

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2020 June 16

In accordance with the plan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the nurse assigned to the screening team shall fall under the direct supervision of the COVID-19 pivot nurse. She shall perform the screening of suspected cases as well as physical and mental assessment, provide nursing and medical care and treatment, analyze the gathered information according to the collective prescription (CP) and, jointly with the physician, determine the process for suspected cases of COVID-19. She shall ensure appropriate management and care of the identified individuals according to the most recent recommendations and work closely with the multidisciplinary team deployed in the field or within the Department of Professional Services. The nurse and the screening team may be deployed to other communities according to the situation’s evolution. The nurse shall work closely with a local interpreter.


·        Screen suspected cases;

·        Assess the state of physical and mental health and determine and ensure application of the nursing care and treatment plan for users with complex health problems or varied biological-psychological-social dimensions if necessary, according to the CP;

·        By telephone, assess clients’ requests for consultation;

·        Jointly with the care teams, determine the needs for isolation and monitoring;

·        Enter information and statistics into I-CLSC;

·        Work closely with the public-health team, the field team, the clinical physician and all other professionals involved;

·        Ensure close monitoring of patients if their condition requires;

·        Be prepared for deployment in the field according to need;

·        Carry out any other related tasks.


Collegial-studies diploma in nursing sciences or bachelor’s degree in nursing sciences

Membership in good standing with the OIIQ

Full training in the broadened role shall be considered a major asset

Bilingualism (French and English)

Flexibility for work on a variable schedule

Availability for work in a remote region

Openness toward and interest in Inuit culture

Aptitude for teamwork

Knowledge and skills relative to COVID-19

Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.

Conditions and benefits

Temporary, part-time, occasional position of one year with possibility of extension

Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS: min. $24.08/hour, max. $45.22/hour

Northern benefits depending on village: cargo premium and isolation premium

Retention premium: FIQ for work in a remote region

8% premium for direct contact with potential COVID-19 cases

Lodging provided

Note that employees of the health and social services network are eligible for northern leave without pay.

Additional details

Interested candidates should send their résumé care of:

Human Resources

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0

E-mail: ressources_humaines.reg17@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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