Nursing Program

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Job Specifics

The communities of Kingfisher Lake, Wapekeka, and Wunnumin Lake each have a fully-equipped, two-nurse Health Centre, a local Health Council, a Mental Health Team, and a First Response Team.

Administrative support is provided by Shibogama Health Authority located in Sioux Lookout. Sioux Lookout Program physicians, located at the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital, supply 24 hour clinical assistance via telephone, as well as monthly physician visits to each community.

Shibogama nurses have access to all health programs, health education, and health promotion materials and professionals located at the Zone Hospital.

Community Health Programs Include:

  • Primary Care & Emergency Inpatient Care (limited)
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Care and Education
  • Well Child Clinics
  • Well Woman and Man Clinics
  • Chronic Care (Clinic & Home Visits)
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Immunization Program
  • Mental Health Program
  • Community based Emergency Response Program
  • Resource Team Coordination

...and much more.

Work Schedule Rewards

  • The work schedule consists of a regular work week and shared afterhours on-call.
  • Salary levels range depending on your qualifications and experience.
  • On-call/Overtime compensation package. $200 per week night call, $400 per weekend call.
  • Full benefits (includes a comprehensive pension plan).
  • Isolation post allowance (IPA).
  • Three bonus trips per year at $800 per trip.
  • Eight weeks paid vacation after one year's service.
  • Travel and relocation assistance available.
  • Clinical skills training for expanded role is provided via the Primary Care Nursing Progam.
  • Modern, comfortable, fully-equipped housing is provided.
  • Satellite TV and High speed internet is included.


With a population ranging from 275-500 persons, Shibogama First Nations communities offer:

  • food and clothing services
  • recreational facilities such as a gym, outdoor skating rink, baseball diamond, outdoor volleyball, etc. Two of the communities also have modern arenas, offering broomball, hockey, skating etc.
  • swimming, fishing, camping, boating, hunting, hiking, cross-country skiing, skating, snowmobiling, and sport tournaments.
  • community dances and feasts
  • distance education services (teleconferencing)
  • churches of varied denominations
  • policing

Our nurses find becoming involved in their communities through participation in groups and events personally rewarding.

Come join the unique team at Shibogama Health Authority.

Your input will help develop a comprehensive strategy that will continue to ensure community driven quality health care for our First Nations people. Come North...

Contact Details

Nurse with clientAndrea Peddle, Nursing Director
Shibogama First Nations Council Health Authority
PO Box 449
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
Phone 807.737.2662 ext 2260
Cell 807.737.9331
Fax: 807.737.4099