Solutions Nursing offers three types of placement in the North of Quebec:
Solutions Nursing operates in the 9 communities of the Cree Board of James Bay: Whapmagoostui, Chisasibi, Wemindji, Eastmain, Waskaganish, Waswanipi, Ouje-Bougoumou, Mistissini and Nemaska. The population in these communities varies from 700 to 4,800 inhabitants.
Health professionals usually communicate in English but a lot of nurses speak French too. The Crees speak Cree and English.
There is a regional hospital in Chisasibi (29 beds, several doctors). In the other communities there are CMC (similar to CLSC), and for most of them there is a doctor on site. A valid OIIQ is required to work there, and you must have 2 to 3 years of experience in key departments such as emergency, pediatrics, obstetrics... You must also speak English. For the majority of positions, nurses must have a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
Why work in James Bay?
Discover the Cree culture, work in the largest Indigenous communities of Quebec, carry out community health programs, take time to assess and treat each patient, enjoy outdoor activities...
Solutions Nursing sens nurses in the 7 Inuit communities of Inuulitsivik Health Center, in Nunavik: Salluit, Ivujivik, Akulivik, Puvirnituq, Inukjuak, Umiujak and Kuujjuarapik. Communities have between 350 and 1,500 inhabitants.
Health professionals work in English, some speak French too. The Inuit population speaks Inuktitut and English.
There is a hospital in Puvirnituq (35 beds, a dozen of nurses). In the other communities, there are clinics with sometimes doctor(s) on site, or with visiting doctors. Generally, there are few nursing staff.
Solutions Nursing is also present occasionnelly in the 7 communities of the Ungava Tulattavik Health Center.
Why work in Nunavik?
Discover the Inuit culture, work in small traditional communities, have a more extended and diversified practice, have a community approach, take time to assess each patient, enjoy wide open spaces...
Solutions Nursing has partnerships with somes mines in northern Quebec. The work conditions are far different from health centers and clinics in communities. The miners and other staff may represent 100 to 1,000 people. Work is focused on accident prevention, but also on the assessment of patients with various health problems. Nurses must deal with emergencies, outpatient consultations and CSST files.
Why work in mines?
Work with adults exclusively, mostly healthy men, deal with emergencies, have short assignments (2 to 3 weeks), have meals on site, take care of prevention, workplace security and equipment maintenance...
Solutions Nursing also offers some assignments in various sectors, always in northern regions. These assignments are more occasional and are in Indigenous communities in remote regions.