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Sirius Secourisme en régions isolées

Occupational Health Registered Nurse (RN)


Canada’s remote and arctic regions1507456-1507506

Company Information

About the Organization

Occupational Health Registered Nurse (RN)

Canada’s remote and arctic regions


 Sirius is a Canadian company that specializes in medical support services for
remote areas and in wilderness safety training programs. Sirius is an experienced
provider of medical support services for remote work sites and wilderness
operations. Our services include medical personnel, equipment, logistics, training
and much more.

 Over the past 25 years, Sirius has also become the largest provider of wilderness
first aid and wilderness safety training in Canada. We are dedicated to delivering
the highest quality of medical support and training for organizations and people
who live and work in remote environments.

Application Process

Sirius recruits from all across Canada. Where possible, we recruit locally.
Please send your application to, and include all relevant documents:
1. Cover letter
2. Updated CV
3. Copies of all certifications
4. Three or four relevant references

We will contact applicants based on available positions and profiles required.
For questions or more information, please contact our office or visit our website.
Attention: Human Resources
Sirius Wilderness Medicine
2685 rue Rolland, Suite 303
Ste-Adèle, QC, J8B 1C9
Tel: (877) 982-0066
Fax: (514) 509-2123

Job Description

Occupational Health Nurse

Sirius Wilderness Medicine has exciting opportunities for qualified medical personnel and
is looking for nurses with occupational health and general clinical experience to work with
a dedicated team in Canada’s remote and arctic regions.

Position Summary
The nurses working with Sirius Wilderness Medicine use their skills and expertise to
provide emergency medical assessment and care for site staff in an industrial and prehospital setting, and for managing health-related issues on a remote site.

The NURSE works in cooperation with another nurse on-site, the site Health & Safety
supervisor and exterior medical professionals and will coordinate emergency medical
evacuations as needed. The position requires the exercise of independent judgment,
critical thinking and decision-making. The nurse must also be physically fit.

Position: Occupational Health Registered Nurse (RN)

Type: Full-time, year round or;

Occasional for replacement

Schedule: 2 week-long rotations for the full-time position
1-4 week-long rotation for occasional position

Location of Work: Mining site in operation in the Canadian Arctic,(Nunavut).

Departure: From Mirabel Airport, approx. 30 min North of Montreal City
by chartered flight to site.

Starting Date: May-June 2017


Qualifications / Requirements


  • Currently certified as a registered nurse (RN) in Nunavut / NWT or eligible to
  • obtain a licence in Nunavut/NWT.
  • A minimum of 5 years of nursing experience in emergency care, occupational
  • health and trauma experience
  • Excellent written and verbal English and good communication skills
  • Bilingual (French / English) an asset
  • Proficiency in use of medical records software and office software such as MS
  • Word and Excel
  • Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background check and fit for duty
  • exam.
  • Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, TNCC, WHMIS / TDG certifications an asset
  • Experience with air evacuation, coordination and preparation an asset
  • Experience working in industrial remote camps / work sites in northern
  • communities an asset

Additional Skills and Training could include:

  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Expanded Role
  • CPR / AED / First Aid Instructor
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • ITLS
  • Helicopter Operations Safety
  • Aeromedical

Working Conditions
The nurse must be willing to work 12 hours per shift and be on call 24 hours a day. The
project requires that all staff work as a team to ensure that schedules are met and a safe work environment is maintained. Every team member may be asked to perform duties not specifically identified in their primary position description. Work schedules and
transportation are subject to delay and change due to weather conditions. Telephone,
Internet and computer access available on-site. Each new employee is trained by our
team prior to departure and upon arrival on site. Medical, administrative and technical
assistance is available for employees 24 hours per day to handle emergencies.


  • Competitive salary, to be discussed based on experience and qualification
  • Employees are paid for 12 hours per day, 7 days per week for the entire duration
  • of their rotation
  • Travel days and standby days are also remunerated
  • Payments are made bi-weekly by direct deposit
  • Possibility of continuing education
  • Transportation, meals and lodging provided for the duration of the project
  • All medical equipment and supplies are provided

Job Responsibilities and Duties
The nurse reports to the site manager and Sirius management team. In an emergency
situation, the nurse takes directives from a medical director and competent local medical
authorities as needed, or proceeds according to standard emergency medical practices
and our wilderness protocols. The nurse should be able to:


  • Respond to all medical problems and emergencies
  • Carry out physician orders in respect to patient care if required
  • Assist in arranging emergency medical evacuations, as needed
  • Coordinate with local health officials in the event of a medical evacuation
  • Maintain records of accidents, illness and injuries including recommendations for
  • measures to avoid illness and injuries
  • Ensure privacy for patients and confidentiality of personal information
  • Participate in camp health and safety committee and project management team
  • Assist the health and safety officer or Site Operations Manager in maintaining the
  • health and safety plan and in keeping workers in good health
  • Assist in the maintenance of emergency plans
  • Supervise the inventory, ordering, receiving and stocking of medical equipment
  • and supplies of the first aid station
  • Submit patient care reports to the company
  • Complete forms, documentation and reports as required by the relevant workers’
  • compensation board
  • Maintain a daily log of activities and patient care

Posting Date: 20-Apr-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 101-May-2017
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