Relief Registered Nurse, Specialist Clinics

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17489
Salary: $86,639 - $103,467
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Sep 16, 2019

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority –Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Registered Nurse (RN).   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

Located at the STH Specialist Clinics, and reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for providing nursing and navigating functions to patients receiving physician specialist care for one or more of the following programs:

Permanent Physician Specialists - General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology.

Visiting Physician Specialists - Pediatric Allergist, Gynecological Oncology, Adult Oncology, Neurology, Orthopedic Backs, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Urology and Nephrology.
Other Services - Renal Insufficiency Clinic and Fracture Clinic.

The RN acts as case manager for patients referred to the specialist programs by family practitioners, Nurses in Charge of Health Centres in the NWT and, other provinces and territories. The nurse is accountable for providing nursing and medical administrative functions for one or more specialty programs. As well as providing nursing care at appointments, the nurse acts a patient advocate, facilitating communication and information between the patient, family, physician and other healthcare professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the patient.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a degree in nursing and two years’ recent nursing experience.
Must be eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurse Association of the Northwest Territories/Nunavut, which is mandatory for this

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

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.43 per hour to $53.06 per hour (approximately $86,638 to $103,467.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3700.


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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. 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 # 17489

Closing Date: September 16, 2109 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


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.