Registered Nurse - Operating Room, Post Anaesthesia Recovery Room

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19394
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 11, 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

The Registered Nurse, Operating Room/Post Anesthesia Recovery Room, provides nursing care to patients undergoing minor or major surgical procedures within established standards of nursing practice and the philosophy and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure that the patients' physical, emotional, psycho-social, spiritual, and educational needs are met.

Located in Yellowknife, and reporting directly to the Manager, Operating Room and Day Procedures, the Registered Nurse, Operating Room/Post Anesthesia Recovery Room, is one of several RNs providing culturally sensitive nursing care and assisting and supporting physicians during surgical procedures in the Operating Theatres. The Operating Room performs approximately 2700 surgical cases annually. The RN works Monday to Friday and will be on call on a rotating basis (2 RN's at a time) to assist with emergency surgical procedures. The RN provides Perioperative care to the patient though the Perioperative period. The position encompasses the roles of circulating nurse, scrub nurse, and post anesthesia recovery room nurse.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a minimum of one (1) year of recent clinical experience, preferably in an OR/PARR unit.

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

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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 # 19394

Closing Date: December 11, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $47.68 per hour to $56.96 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00 per annum.