SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person at an outpost or dispensary in a locality covered by the provisions on regional disparities, who, in addition to his regular duties as a nurse, does patient assessments that allow a doctor to make a diagnosis at a distance and determine the appropriate interventions. Also is required to carry out actions and interventions that are generally reserved to doctors in other work environments.
The Uschiniichisuu Life cycle service components aim at providing health and social services for prevention, care, rehabilitation and support of children and youth 10-29 years old and their families. The goals of the Uschiniichisuu services is to help foster health and well-being in Eeyou youth by addressing their security and developmental needs as well as developing their strengths in order to meet the challenges of going through the transitional period towards adulthood. The Uschiniichisuu nurse works in a multidisciplinary approach. Her/his role includes extended role functions.
• Member in good standing of the O.I.I.Q ;
• Three (3) years of experience as a nurse including:
• One (1) year of experience in critical care or
• Two (2) years of experience at the CBHSSJB
• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset;
• Includes on-call periods for Current Services;
• This position includes extended role functions;
• A skill-based test may be required.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
• Remoteness premium between $6,099/year and $20,825/year, depending on community and family status;
• Retention bonus between $5,000/year and $11,750/year, based on years of service in the North;
• Enlarged role premium of $186/week if clinician;
• Cargo premium: Weekly amount to be confirmed depending on the community;
• Accommodation provided: Furnished, heat and electricity included (for family or non-family status);
• Moving and storage expenses at the employer’s expense ;
• Three (3) to four (4) annual sorties depending on family status;
• Group insurance plan;
• Fixed contribution pension plan (GPERP);
*Employees of the health and social services network may request unpaid leave to work in a northern institution (up to 48 months).
The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay is responsible for providing health and social services for all persons residing permanently or temporarily in the Eeyou Istchee region, the Cree Territory of James Bay. It is a remote region in northern Quebec made up of nine communities of the Cree Nation, an Indigenous population of nearly 18,000 people.
The health and social services offered are front-line services provided in the nine local CMCs as well as second line services through the regional hospital centre in Chisasibi. When second- and third- line services cannot be provided in the community, patients are transported to institutions affiliated with McGill University’s Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé (RUIS).
Nurses who have followed the extended role training and have not successfully completed this training are excluded from this posting. However, the nurse who demonstrates a minimum one-year of new acute care experience since the training may request a reconsideration of this exclusion.
Other ways to apply
Please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
Life in Eeyou Istchee
We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.
The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling.