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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner



Company Information

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is a unified, integrated First Nations Regional Health Authority and delivers most health services to area residents in the communities of Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Moosonee, Moose Factory, Peawanuck and Kashechewan, all located on the western shores of James Bay in Northern Ontario.  These services include primary care nursing services, pre-hospital care, mental health services, diabetes education and support services and home and community care support, as well as ambulatory care, dental and medical transportation.


Job Description



We are seeking full time positions for our sites at Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Moosonee, Moose Factory.    For the position in Moose Factory only, it requires frequent travel to all sites, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and Moosonee.  You will deliver a comprehensive primary health care service program encompassing health promotion, prevention of diseases and injuries, rehabilitation and support services. You will be a member of the Primary Health Care Team which includes Regional Medical Staff and other Regulated Health Care Providers. You will be responsible for the provision of Primary Health Care Service utilizing the full scope of RN (EC) practice following the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice, the Ontario Nursing Act and the Ontario Regulated Health Profession Act.  INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMPETITION


 Qualifications required:

  • Registered Nurse with current registration certificate in Extended Class from the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Demonstrated Primary Health Care Competencies in Adult, Family, Gerontology, Paediatric, and Women’s Health.

  • Ability to prescribe narcotics and controlled substances

  • Good interpersonal communications skills

  • Further related education in primary health care practice is an asset

  • Demonstrated cultural and spiritual competencies

  • Knowledge of health concerns of First Nations People

  • English is essential for this position

  • Experience in a remote area and ability to communicate in the local native Cree language are an asset


How to Apply:

  • Please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition#: 2017-078

  • Resumes can be emailed to: or faxed to: 705-658-4917 Attention: HR Department

  • For more information contact:  705-658-4544 ext. 2327 or by email above.


Please Note:

  • Only Those Selected for an Interview will be contacted.

  • Successful candidates must provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening Check within a specified time frame.

  • The position will remain posted externally until filled.



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.  Weeneebayko Area Health Authority thanks all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Joyce Small
Human Resouces Assistant
(705) 658 4544 ext. 2327
(705) 658-4917
Posting Date: 15-Aug-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time $56.14 - $57.55/hr 1 ASAP
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