Registered Nurses- Obstetrics

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Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 16711

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories the Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100-bed tertiary facility serving the 44,700 citizens of the Northwest Territories along with close to 6,000 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Our team of medical professionals has a wide scope of practice, impressive training opportunities and great potential for career advancement.

Many of the rooms have fantastic views as the hospital is situated on the rocky shore of Frame Lake steps away from the new $350 million state of the art facility scheduled to be opened to the public in May 2019.  For more information about the new facility and to track the progress please visit

Following opportunities are available:

  1. Indeterminate, full time- 6 position
  2. Term Position ( for 15 months) Full time- 2 position
  3. Indeterminate, Relief (As & When Required) -1 position

Job Information

Located within Stanton and reporting directly to the Manager, Surgical & Maternal Child Services, the Registered Nurse (RN) - Obstetrics is one of 14 RNs providing care for low to high-risk clients of the 13 bed Obstetrical Unit. (The Labour & Delivery Section of the unit consists of an additional four beds for the birthing process). The Obstetrical Unit averages 600 births per year and on any given day there is an average of 5 clients in the unit.  The RN, Obstetrics, must have completed specialized training in order to provide Labor and Delivery (L&D) support to mothers during the birthing process. 

 The RNs work in one of the following three areas.

1. Labour & Delivery section (considered a critical care area),

 2. Nursery (considered a critical care area)

 3. Antenatal and postnatal combined care.

The incumbent provides direct nursing care to clients and acts as a client advocate, facilitating communication between the client, family and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching, and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the client.  

Clients within the Obstetrics unit are both ante and post-partum moms and babes (34 weeks gestation or more). Clients are also admitted to this unit following a caesarean section requiring post-surgical care. The client medical outcomes range from predictable to unpredictable. The Registered Nurse may be responsible for up to 10 clients at any given time, and independently makes day-to-day decisions regarding individual nursing care plans based on orders from the physician. The L&D Nurse performs Antenatal screening (Non Stress Test) on out-patients when required. Any client admitted to the Hospital for any reason who is above 20 weeks gestation will be admitted to Obstetrics so the incumbents provide their care as well.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Nursing Diploma/Degree with a Perinatal Nursing Certificate and Stanton training program or a

Nursing Diploma/Degree with at least one year recent experience within an Obstetrical Unit. 

More Information


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

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit .

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 range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263 - $104,208) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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 # 16711        

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445