Registered Nurse - Acute Care

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Location: Inuvik

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 14940

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Job Information

Located within the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), the Acute Care ward provides 24 hour care for obstetrics (including Labor and Delivery and newborn care), pediatrics, medical, surgical, psychiatric, and, palliative care patients. There is also a 3 bed special care unit to look after patients requiring more intensive care, and a 4 stretcher day surgery unit. The Acute Care RN reports directly to the Manager of Nursing Units. The Acute Care RN provides culturally sensitive care to patients on the Acute Care unit or in the 3 bed special unit. There is a staff mix of RN's and LPN's on duty. After hours, 1 RN will be designated as charge nurse. Each RN on Acute Care may be required to act as the responsibility nurse after hours.

The Acute Care Registered Nurse is a member of the nursing team which assesses patient status and responds to health problems, plans and performs independent interventions to facilitate the maintaining or regaining of clients health. The RN acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family, and other health care professionals which results in holistic care delivery. It is expected that sound judgment is used in carrying out patient care and in the implementation of physician's orders.

Based on patient census and activity throughout the IRH, the incumbent may be required to provide nursing care in Long Term Care and assistance in the ER or may be required to be on call for the ward.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing degree and two years recent experience in an acute care setting.


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Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.


Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position. 

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Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour (approximately $83,363.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14940   

Closing date: Open until filled.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620


Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.