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Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2021 March 05

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 900 employees, is part of the Québec health and social services network in the Nunavik region. It provides front-line health and social services, notably for prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support, for the population of approximately 7 000 persons of the Hudson subregion. Moreover, it provides services related to youth protection as well as the management, on behalf of the Nunavik region, of Ullivik, located in Dorval. The Ullivik’s mission is to receive Inuit travelling South to receive health services from participating Montréal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed among the seven communities along the Hudson Bay coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.
The nurse instrument prepares, disposes and supplies the instruments, equipment and products required during the surgery. The nurse instrumentalist follows the operating process, anticipates the surgeon's needs according to the operating routine, responds to requests, passing the instruments and equipment necessary for the surgery and performing the surgical accounts. It can also include the preparation and administration of drugs or the handling of various specimens.

She also participates in the realization of a set of nursing care in collaboration with the care team, according to the mission and philosophy of the Inuulitsivik Health Center. She contributes to the assessment of the user's state of health and to the implementation of the care plan, provides nursing and well-being care, nursing and medical treatment, with the aim of maintaining health, restore it and prevent disease. She participates in teaching users and their relatives.

Under the authority of the head of the care unit, specialized services and sterilization the nurse-instrumentalist:
Organizes the delivery of specialized care directly in the Nordic territory;
Organizes periodic tours for specialists in the villages;
Plans surgeries in Puvirnituq;
Coordinate and participate in surgical sessions (operating room, recovery room and post-op in the department;
Supervises the work of specialists during their visit to the North;
Manages user waiting lists in collaboration with the CLSCs;
Schedules specialist visits efficiently to increase the number of riders who can be seen in the North.
Participate in the education of users and their relatives;
Participate in the promotion of the quality of care and customer services;
Collaborate in the application of measures to prevent risks and complications;
Respects basic practices and additional measures as well as protocols for the prevention and control of nosocomial infections;
Can accompany specialist physicians on tours of Hudson's Bay villages
May be asked to order and inventory operating room equipment


College diploma (DEC) in Nursing or
University Diploma in Nursing (BAC)

5 years of experience as an instrumentalist nurse or first in operating theater
Experience in an outpatient clinic or day surgery considered an asset
Member in good standing of the OIIQ
Bilingualism essential (French and English)
Ability to work in a multicultural work team
Respect for Inuit culture and traditions
Updating ORNAC knowledge (Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada)

Conditions and benefits

Temporary full-time based in Puvirnituq
Hourly rate according to the agreement;
Day shift, 7.25 hours;
Furnished accommodation provided;
Group Insurance;
Maximum of 16 weeks of leave per year;
Cargo premium $ 115.64 / week;
Retention premium $ 287.47 / week;
Remoteness premium $ 191.93 / week.

** Professionals who are currently in the health and social services network can request Nordic unpaid leave (up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik **


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