Department: Health
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Birch Narrows Dene Nation

Employment Opportunity


The Birch Narrows Dene Nation is seeking a dynamic motivated individual to fill the full-time permanent position of Primary Care Nurse Manager. The Nursing Program within the Birch Narrows Dene Nation includes community health, home care and primary care nursing.




The Nursing manager will supervise and evaluate the nursing staff within the designated BNDN Health Centre. With the overall goal to promote quality health care to individuals and families, the Nursing Manager will plan and carry out Community Health Nursing programs and primary care treatment services according to the needs of the community. In collaboration with the Health Director, the Nursing Manager will assist to provide optimum program delivery in keeping with the Health Service objectives, guidelines, policies and procedures. You will also be expected to provide shared primary care on call services with your team including weekdays and weekend call. On call services are paid by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council.




  • Must be eligible for registration with:
    • College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) as an RN, RN AAP, or NP.
      • The scope of the position is RNAAP, however, RNs with the relevant experience willing to obtain RNAAP designation will be supported to obtain this while working in the RN scope and are encouraged to apply.
    • Northern nursing, experience in primary care & in First Nations communities preferred
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred
    • Masters in Nursing is an asset
    • Nurse Practitioners are encouraged to apply
    • Management experience is an asset
    • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
    • 5 years minimum Nursing experience
    • Minimum two years acute care experience.
    • Indigenous ancestry is an asset 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.
    • Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Lift Support (ITLS), Basic Life Support (BLS-C) is mandatory & or willing to obtain on an urgent basis


Benefits include:

  • Fully Furnished Accommodations & Utilities provided free of charge
  • Security & Security Cameras on site
  • Dental Care
  • Vision care
  • Life insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Registered Pension Plan Match
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Travel, Mileage paid to & from home base twice per month


Other Remuneration cost:

  • Reasonable relocation allowance if RN moves into community
  • $5000.00 Nurse Manager incentive on top of salary
  • $2500.00 signing bonus with minimum 1 year commitment @ start date of employment
  • $2500.00 annual retention allowance at anniversary date
  • $2000.00 annual education allowance
  • All mandatory certification paid by employer (not part of education allowance)
  • Yearly RN AAP and or NP licensure paid by employer
  • Wages are competitive & follow the Meadow Lake Tribal Council pay scale, hourly range is $47.78/hr. to $77.45/hr. and is determined based on education and years of experience
  • 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

Birch Narrows Dene Nation

Box 149


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (306) 894-2112   Fax: (306) 894-2201


For more information on position requirements, please contact Caitlin Cottrell, BNDN Health Director @ (306) 894-2112 or email @ [email protected]


Deadline:   Continuous acceptance of applicants until position is filled.


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

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