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Registered Practical Nurse

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Full-Time • James Bay Coast Region



Position:                Registered Practical Nurse
Site:                        Attawapiskat Hospital
Division:                 Patient Care
Reports to:             Director of Patient Care

Status:                    Permanent Full-time                        


Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is seeking an experience candidate to fill the key role of Registered Practical Nurse.


The Organization

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is the leading health care provider on the western James Bay coast. WAHA comprises of hospitals in Moose Factory, Fort Albany, and Attawapiskat, with a Health Centre in Moosonee. WAHA also provides regional outpatient programs, as well as Paramedicine services in Moose Factory, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, and Constance Lake. The span of services, complexity of care needs in the region, and the depth of health integration has made WAHA a leader and a model of health care services in Northern Ontario. WAHA consists of 450 employees, a Physician team, many students, as well as community stakeholders. It is affiliated with Queens University and offers many educational opportunities for current and prospective team members.


Position Profile Requirements:

Experienced registered practical nurse

Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team

Strong interpersonal communication skills

Extensive knowledge in nursing role and enhances scope

Strong knowledge of practice and regulations

 Key Responsibilities:

Provide professional nursing care, within defined scope of practice, to clients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures

Plan, carry out, and evaluate nursing care

Perform nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection

Administer medication and observe and document therapeutic effects

Provide pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care

Monitor established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy

Monitor patients' progress, evaluate and document effectiveness of nursing interventions and collaborate with appropriate members of health care team

Provide safety and health education to individuals and their families.

Maintain and enhance knowledge of practice and regulations

Exercise judgement in meeting patient needs



Diploma from approved Practical Nurse program with medication certificate

Current registration and in good standing with College of Nurses of Ontario

Mandatory certification in CPR Reliable and cooperative, effective interpersonal relationships

Ability to communicate in the local native Cree language is an asset



Defined contribution pension plan (HOOPP)

Working for an organization currently undergoing development and transformation

Subsidized housing available 

Being part of a strong and cohesive multidisciplinary team

Northern allowance, retention, travel benefits and housing


How to apply:

The successful candidate must provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen Check within a specified time frame

Please apply in writing, providing three recent work references, quoting Competition #2022-146 by July 19, 2022, by 12:00 noon to:

Human Resources

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

P.O. Box 664

Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W

Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to 705-658-4917

For more information contact the HR team by email above

  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Internal applicants who meet the qualification and experience requirements and are in good standing with the organization’s attendance management policy are strongly encouraged to appl
  • The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority has implemented immunization mandates as a condition of employment.


Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is an inclusive employer. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights code and Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Job Expires: 2022-09-19

Contact Information

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Phone: 705-658-4917
Fax: 7056584917
Weeneebayko Area Health Auth 972 Riverside E, Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0, Canada

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