Registered Nurse- Acute Care

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Closing date: Mar 1, 2019

Location: Inuvik

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 16563

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Job Information

The NTHSSA is the single provider of all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff .

The NTHSSA administers all regional health and social services delivered through the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), a 51 bed accredited hospital, 8 Community Health Centers; and 17 other sites including Social Services, public health clinics, dental therapy offices, elder's facilities, and various group homes. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to all adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient, and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy community wellbeing through excellence, accountability, and respect for regional diversity.

Located within the 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 Registered Nurse (RN) reports directly to the Regional Manager, Acute Care. 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 Licensed Practical Nurse (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 RN 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 LTC and assistance in the ER or may be required to be on call for the ward.

Typicallly 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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Shift Work

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


Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association for 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.



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



Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration und


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 # 16563

Closing Date: March 1, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veteran's Way
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620



Amended to Indeterminate from one year term.