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Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2019 November 08

The Inuulitsivik Health Center (IHC), with more than 900 employees, is part of Quebec's Health and Social Services Network in the Nunavik region. It provides front-line health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support services, to the population of the Hudson Bay Territory, which is composed of approximately 7,000 people. In addition, it provides youth protection services and management, for the Nunavik region, of Ullivik, located in Dorval. The mission of the latter is to welcome Inuit people who need to receive health services in participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is spread over seven communities along the Hudson Bay coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.
The candidate:
Will be responsible for a set of services focused on recovery for adult with severe mental disorders;
Will play a central and advisory role in the various work teams in the North;
Will work with the community worker to provide services that are respectful of the clientele’s cultural diversity;
Will actively participate with the work teams towards achieving excellence through a commitment to continuous improvement in service quality and development support.

Under the supervision of the PLA & Mental Health Program Head, the employee will be expected to:
Plan, organize and administer the nursing care required by mental health users by applying and respecting the care plans developed for the users, while ensuring a partnership with the institution’s other clinical services, in order to ensure optimal care for a user’s situation;
Conduct mental health consultations upon request by the department’s physician;
Establish a meaningful relationship with the patient and work proactively to develop a relationship with unwilling people;
Promote the integration of nursing knowledge from an interdisciplinary perspective;
Assess the physical and mental condition of a symptomatic person, and conduct clinical surveillance of at-risk health conditions;
Plan and organize, when required, drug administration and self-administration programs, and ensure the developed programs are monitored;
Evaluate the therapeutic effects of the prescribed medication, note and report any adverse reactions or extrapyramidal effects to the physician. Administer certain medications as needed;
Inform the user and his relatives of the sought effects of the medication, its side effects, the precautions or measures to be taken to prevent them and the reactions that should be reported.


Bachelor of Nursing or a bachelor’s degree with three (3) eligible certificates, at least two (2) of which are recognized nursing certificates (the absence of a Bachelor of Nursing can be compensated by significant and varied experience in mental health);
Master’s degree in nursing (mental health and psychiatric care) considered an asset;
Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience in the mental health sector with a diverse clientele (psychotic, personality disorder, child psychiatry, anxiety disorders, substance abuse…);
Clinical experience in a mental health position as a clinician nurse for a minimum of two (2) years (in order to have someone who has completed complete initial mental health assessments, demonstrate more autonomy);
Experience working in remote areas is an asset;
Experience in cross-cultural health would be considered an asset;
Member of the Order of Nurses of Quebec (OIIQ);
Must be bilingual English/French (fluent spoken and written) Inuktitut considered an asset;
Ability to communicate and work within a multicultural work team;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Lotus Notes software;
Respect for cultural diversity;
A valid driver’s license is required;
Available to fly to various Hudson Bay communities when required.

Essential skills and abilities
The person sought will be able to demonstrate initiative, a capacity for autonomy and ease in all stages of the intervention process. They will also need to have a strong sense of organization and adaptability in their work. In addition, this individual will demonstrate flexibility and the ability to communicate and work within multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. Finally, they will demonstrate an interest and motivation to work with a clientele suffering from serious mental disorders.

Conditions and benefits

Temporary full time position, 1 year
Salary rate between 24,08 $ / hour and 45,25 $ / hour
35,25hrs/week+ on call
Cargo premium 115.64$ 
Isolation premium between 191.93$ et 338.29$/week according to the family status
Retention premium between 287.47$/week
Lodging provided
Moving and storage expenses reimbursed by the Centre
Up to 16 weeks off per year

**Interveners currently working in the health and social services network may apply for northern leave without pay (for up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik.**


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