Registered Nurse - Surgery (Multiple Vacancies)

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 21024
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 within Stanton and reporting directly to the Manager, Medicine and Surgery, the Registered Nurse, Surgery, is one of a small team of RN’s providing culturally sensitive care to patients of the surgery unit. The Surgery nurse may be assigned surgical patients or a combination of surgical and medical patients. These patients can include psychiatry patients.

The RN, Surgery, is a member of the nursing team who provides direct nursing care to stable and critically ill patients being diagnosed as surgical (i.e., abdominal pain) or stable and critically ill postoperative patients, as well as medical and psychiatric patients when they cannot be accommodated on the Medicine or Psychiatry units. The RN, Surgery, acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family and other health care 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: 
A Nursing Degree and a minimum of one (1) year of recent experience in a medical / surgical environment.

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 if they are contacted for an interview.  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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

This position interacts with vulnerable members of the public.  The successful candidate will be required to comply with the GNWT?s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which can be found here: https://www.fin.gov.nt.ca/sites/fin/files/resources/covid-19_vaccination...
 

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #21024

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $48.40 per hour to $57.81 per hour (approximately $94,380 - $112,730), plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.