Registered Nurse, Obstetrics (Indeterminate, Term, and Relief Opportunities)

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20412
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
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

Located in Yellowknife, the Registered Nurse (RN), Obstetrics reports directly to the Manager, Maternal Child Services, and belongs to a team that provides care for low to high-risk clients of the Obstetrical Unit. 

The incumbent may work in any of the following three (3) areas during their shift:

  1. Labour and Delivery (L&D) (considered a critical care area)
  2. Nursery (preterm and unwell newborn babies, also 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. 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 for a caesarean birth and postsurgical care.The RN may be responsible for a number of 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 may be admitted to Obstetrics so the incumbents provide their care as well. 

The qualifications for this position are attained by:

  • A Nursing Degree with at least one (1) year of experience in obstetrics, or a nursing degree and eligible for enrolment in the Stanton Territorial Hospital Extended Mentorship Program in Obstetrics;
  • Registration with RNANT/NU;
  • Proof of immunization in keeping with current public health practices;
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR  
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
hlthss_recruitment@gov.nt.ca

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

More Information

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

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. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Registrations

Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) is mandatory for this position. 

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

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

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

Equivalencies

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20408      

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $47.68 per hour to $56.96 per hour (approximately $92,976 - $111,072.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.