Buffalo River Dene Nation – Community Health Nurse

Department: Health
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Buffalo River Dene Nation

Employment Opportunity


The Buffalo River Dene Nation is seeking a dynamic motivated individual to full time, permanent position of Community Health Nurse.


The Nursing Program within the Buffalo River Dene Nation includes community health, home care, primary care nursing, prenatal, school program, health education and communicable diseases.




  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
    • Registered or eligible for registration with College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS)
      • The scope if the positions is RN AAP or NP, however, RN’s willing to obtain RN AAP designation will be supported to obtain this while working in the RN scope and are encourage to apply
    • Minimum two years acute care experience.



  • Must be eligible or registered with:
    • College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) with Additional Authorized Practice (AAP) or Nurse Practitioner
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience.
  • Preferred northern nursing experience in primary care & in First Nations communities



  • Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Lift Support (ITLS), Basic Life Support (BLS-C) are mandatory & or willing to obtain on an urgent basis
  • Requires Innoculist Certification once employed for immunization program
  • Indigenous ancestry, as well as fluency in Cree and or Dene is an asset
  • Other relevant experience and certifications in northern nursing and First Nations health care is an asset.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.


Benefits include:

  • Fully Furnished Accommodations
  • Monthly Utility Allowance provided
  • Security & Security Cameras on site (health center)
  • Dental Care, Vision care, Life insurance, Extended health care
  • Registered Pension Plan Match
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance


Other Remuneration cost:

  • Annual Education Allowance: $500.00 to $1500.00
  • Annual Retention Allowance: $3000.00 to 5000.00
  • Annual Northern Allowance: $4000.00
  • Signing Bonus after completing 3-month probation: $2500.00
  • Annual Health Related Travel
  • Reasonable relocation allowance if RN moves into community
  • All mandatory certification paid by employer (not part of education allowance)
  • Yearly RN AAP licensure paid by employer
  • Wages are competitive & follow the Meadow Lake Tribal Council pay scale
  • On call pay is paid by MLTC


Interested applicants are invited to submit:

  • A cover letter of application
  • Resume stating qualifications & relevant work experience
  • Copies of credentials
  • Current RCMP Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Three (3) recent professional supervisory references addressed to:


Human Resources Officer:

Keisha Taylor

Buffalo River Dene Nation

Box 40


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (306) 282-2033 Fax: (306) 282-2117


For more information on position requirements, please contact Carla Billette, BRDN Health Director @ (306) 282-2011 or email: [email protected].


Deadline:   Open Deadline


BRDN sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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