Relief Registered Nurses (Stanton Territorial Hospital)

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17416
Salary: $90,714 - $108,362
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Few careers offer the breadth of work and provide the opportunity to do something as truly rewarding as the careers with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA). Professionally, you'll work within a health and social service system that is committed to an integrated service delivery model focused on advancing primary healthcare. As part of a team, you will collaborate with health professionals. Personally, you will enjoy one of the most competitive and comprehensive benefits packages in Canada.

As a health and social services professional, the NTHSSA encourages you to strive beyond the daily role of your profession. In doing so, you will positively affect countless lives and have the opportunity to make an impact on the advancement of healthcare and social services in the Northwest Territories.
The Northwest Territories is an ideal environment to excel and develop your professional competencies. We support and encourage continual professional development and provide opportunities of expanded scope inherent to Northern practice. When you work in the Northwest Territories you'll be part of a competent, dedicated and collegial workforce that enjoys a unique lifestyle unmatched anywhere in Canada.

We are currently recruiting for multiple nursing positions within Stanton Territorial Hospital. Stanton Territorial Hospital is an accredited facility, located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT). Stanton is the referral center for approximately 44,500 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Stanton provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.

We currently have relief openings for Registered Nurses in the following units:

1. Emergency*
2. Medicine
3. Dialysis
4. Obstetrics*
6. Float
7. Surgery

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Nursing Diploma/Degree with at least one year of experience.*Additional experience/education required.

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

More Information

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17416   

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.52 per hour to $55.57 per hour (approximately $90,714 - $108,362.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.


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 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.


Eligible for current registration/certification with RNANT/RU 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.