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RN - Emergency

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18388
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Apr 8, 2020

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

Located within the Stanton Territorial Hospital and reporting directly to the Manager, Critical Care Services you will work as per a rotation including weekends within the professional standards of RNANTU. You will be one of fourteen Registered Nurses (RN) providing acute care to patients in the eleven bed Emergency Unit.

During every shift one Registered Nurse, Emergency, who has demonstrated having at least two years recent emergency care experience alongside the completion of their Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) education, will have the opportunity to be accountable as Team Leader (Responsibility Nursing) for the overall Nursing care of all patients within the Emergency department and will collaborate with the inter-professional team, including the Manager, Critical Care Services, to facilitate and ensure safe patient care by promoting an atmosphere conducive to effective interdisciplinary communication.

The RN, Emergency is a member of the interdisciplinary team who provides direct nursing care to patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric, non-urgent to critically ill or requiring resuscitation where the outcomes are often unpredictable and the patients may be unstable.

Through the ability to advocate for patience and facilitate communication between the patient, family and interdisciplinary team, we strive to achieve a holistic approach in planning, organizing, teaching and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the patient.

Typically, the above knowledge, skills and abilities are attained by the completion of a recognized degree program in Nursing and of the two avenues of professional development:

  1. Minimum two years of concurrent professional practice in an active Emergency Department. Equivalent experience in an active Intensive Care Unit will be considered on a case by case basis.
  2. Minimum of three years of concurrent professional practice on Medical or Surgical Nursing Units.

Must be eligible for current registration the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories/Nunavut, registration is mandatory for this position.

Completion of a certificate in Acute Critical Care Nursing will be considered as an advantage in both professional development pathways.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term

Affirmative Action

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

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories/Nunavut, registrationis 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.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 18388

Closing Date: April 8, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

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.