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Clinician nurse - Public Health

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2023 September 30

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 900 employees, is part of the health and social services network in Quebec, Nunavik region. It provides the Hudson's Bay territory of approximately 7,000 people with front-line health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support services. In addition, he provides services related to the protection of young people and the management, for the Nunavik region, of Ullivik located in Dorval. The latter's mission is to welcome Inuit people who are to receive health services in participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed in seven communities on the Hudson Bay coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.
Coordinating and conducting COVID-19-related field surveys in the communities where it is assigned in collaboration with the public health team.

Take on all other non-covid-19 public health tasks related to tuberculosis, STIs and vaccination.
Under the authority of the PLA/Public Health Program Manager, the nurse performs some or all of the following functions:

1. Coordinate the field investigation team for Covid-19 positive case investigations in collaboration with public health. Can also be called upon to do field surveys directly.
2. Analyze the data collected during the survey and make recommendations for isolation in collaboration with public health.
3. Monitor patients in isolation at home.
4. Ensure that the actions of the field team follow public health recommendations.
5. Help solve community problems related to COVID-19
6. Promotes public health measures to help control the pandemic and prevent an upsurge.
7. At a time when covid-19 is not an issue, performs tasks related to other public health issues (STI, Tuberculosis, Vaccination, Hepatitis A).

1. Assess the person's health in relation to STIs.
2. Research risk factors for STIs and assess the level of risk.
3. Assess screening guidelines and the person's needs;
4. Performs individualized pretest counselling.
5. Initiates diagnostic measures for screening as part of an activity arising from the application of the Public Health Act (Chapter 2.2).
6. Take the samples.
7. Apply the Therapeutic Guide to the treatment and follow-up of STIs.
8. Follow up with the person to communicate the necessary results and follow-ups.
9. Provides safe behaviour-based education and counselling.
10. Offers preventive intervention to partners.
11. Liaises with other health care professionals on the STI file.
12. Collaborates in the development of an STI strategy by developing and conducting activities to prevent and promote healthy sex living, in collaboration with the community health team and the ISC Nurse Public Health Prevention and Protection Advisor.
13. Works closely with the ISC's Public Health Protection Nurse in the various activities related to preventive intervention with the index case and its partners.

1. Maintains the monitoring of statistical data necessary for the transmission of reports to the CIO and the Regional Authority (SIC plus or other).
2. Keeps records up-to-the-scenes and forwards the required documents to the ISC's Public Health Protection Nurse Advisor.


University degree in nursing
Complete INSPQ training "The STI screening intervention - the nurse's contribution" (training may be done after the start of the assignment)
Training of the PIQ
Relevant clinical experience in public health
Experience in a remote area considered an asset.
The Order of Nurses of Quebec (OIIQ) is in good standing.
Essential bilingualism (French and English). Knowledge of Inuktitut is an asset.
Excellent communication skills in a teaching context
Ability to work as part of a multicultural work team
Respect for Inuit culture and traditions
Excellent facility for maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.
Updated nursing knowledge in the prevention and nursing of STIs.

Conditions and benefits

3 full-time positions;Kujuaraapik (TC), Salluit (TC), Ivujivik (TPO);
Hourly rate according to the convention;
Day shift 37.5hres/week
Furnished accommodation provided;
4 annual outings;
Maximum 16 weeks off per year;
Premium cargo between $36.64 and $146.29/week;
Isolation premium between $203.99 and $423.53/week;
Retention premium between $287.47 and $325.80/week;
Moving costs incurred by the employer;
Storage costs if assumed by the employer;


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