Tuesday, February 23, 2010















I could not resist.

I also came across this:

Psychiatric Nurses
Government of Nunavut – Health & Social Services
Various Communities, Nunavut

The Psychiatric Nurse provides service for the mentally ill in conjunction with consultative and referral services for professional medical staff and multi-disciplinary team.

The Psychiatric Nurse provides service for the mentally ill in conjunction with consultative and referral services for professional medical staff and multi-disciplinary team. This position also provides community based outreach support services in order to ensure compliance with treatment, safety of the community and full utilization of existing resources. This position requires implementation of the nursing process to provide mental health services to clients, families, groups and communities through use of a holistic model. The Psychiatric Nurse is part of a multi-disciplinary team that integrates services with various community resources.

Education:

Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Registered Nurse with Certificate in Mental Health.
Minimum of five years of psychiatric nursing experience.
CPR certification.
Registration with a professional governing body acceptable to the Government of Nunavut.

Other:

A working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Regulations.
Knowledge of child welfare legislation, criminal justice system.
Knowledge of Critical Incident Stress Management.
Excellent communication and assessment skills.
Time management skills.
Ability to work in a cross cultural setting.

For full-time, permanent nurses, recruitment bonuses include: $5,000 on start date, $5,000 at 18 months of service and $10,000 at 30 months of service. Other bonuses include a $9,000 Annual Frontline Allowance and a $375 Monthly Retention Bonus totalling $4,500 per year.

The salary range for this position is $79,911-$90,675. The Northern Allowance varies by communities and ranges from $14,289-$28,975 depending on the community.

Subsidized housing is provided

For more information on nursing in Nunavut please use the contact information below and/or visit our website, www.nunavutnurses.ca

Mrs C. is keen for me to apply for this job. She will not accompany me but states I can send money home and she'll look after the house. Oh! I can also take the dog with me.....
On the plus side: Polar Bears, icebergs, a unique and fascinating native community and culture as well as lots of space.
On the other hand...long, cold dark winters with blizzards, isolation and the main form of travel is by aircraft as there are very few roads. Dog sleds and skidoos sound exciting. Believe it or not I am interested because I am approaching 50 and could do with a change and some adventure and the Arctic Circle for three years does appeal. Now, if I can hurry up my GP and get a necessary hernia op out of the way I might be ready to seriously consider it.
TTFN.

n.b. Typo error now amended.

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