Charge Nurse – Remote Nursing – Indigenous Services Canada

Treaty 8, Northern Alberta | Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

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  • Salary range: $112,820 – $132,909 (per annum inclusive of applicable allowances), or a base annual salary of $83,560 – $97,384 (plus applicable allowances).
  • Locations: Remote and/or isolated – Chateh, John D’Or, Fox Lake and Garden River, Treaty 8, Northern Alberta
  • Rotation: Travel/ outpost nursing rotations may vary and will include a combination of days, evenings, nights, and weekends.
  • Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.


  • Experience as a Registered Nurse in a leadership role (e.g., Charge Nurse/ Head Nurse or others) in some combination of: Medical Surgery, Acute Care, Emergency Care and/or Public Health.
  • Two years independent clinical experience as a Registered Nurse (in the last 5 years) in Medical Surgery, Acute Care and/or Emergency Care.

Operational Requirements

  • Travel to rural and/or remote locations on gravel roads
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime
  • Willingness to relocate to Alberta (for full-time positions)

Make a difference, apply now:

Are you an experienced registered nurse that thrives in dynamic and challenging environments?

Are you a natural leader and problem solver with exceptional interpersonal skills? Do you like to travel for work and make meaningful, lasting contributions where your nursing leadership, knowledge, skills and experience are fully utilized and appreciated?

Have you wondered how you may learn from and contribute to First Nations communities in remote and/or isolated locations in Northern Alberta?

First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) Alberta Region is seeking experienced registered nurses to join their remote nursing leadership team to support the administration and delivery of health care services in First Nations communities in Treaty 8.

Nursing stations and health centres in Treaty 8 support healthcare delivery to community members of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Depending on community needs and size, nursing stations or health centres have dedicated interdisciplinary teams that rely primarily on nursing services. Remote registered nurses work to their full scope of practice providing primary, acute and emergency care services.

You will work alongside community members that provide security, reception, maintenance, housekeeping and community health support services.

As a Charge Nurse, you will be responsible for the promoting positive relationships within the interdisciplinary clinical team and community, coordinating and supervising care delivery, providing clinical guidance and supporting the management and administration of the clinic or health centre. You will play a key role in the day-to-day operations of the nursing station or health centre while providing culturally safe and quality patient care.

During your time off, you’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the boreal forest and nearby waterways.  Outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy seasonal activities like hiking, fishing, boating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and basking in the beauty of the northern lights.

Come for the experience Stay for the people Enjoy the rewards Start your journey today.

Posted: March 21, 2021; Expires June 21, 2021