Registered Nurse - Acute Care

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24897
Salary: $91,494 - $109,259
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Labour Market Supplement

A recruitment and retention supplement will be offered to front line Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery positions within the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority.   The successful incumbent will receive a $6000 supplement upon hire and an additional $6000 supplement after completion of 12 months of continuous employment contingent on remaining employed in an eligible position for a further 12 months.   This is a taxable benefit and will be subject to applicable deductions.  

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

As the Registered Nurse Acute Care, you will be providing 24-hour care for patients in the following areas: Obstetrics (including Labour and Delivery and newborn care), Pediatrics, Medical, Surgical, Psychiatric and Palliative Care. You will be reporting directly to the Regional Manager of Acute Care. You are a member of the nursing team which assesses patient status and responds to health problems, plans and performs independent interventions to facilitate the maintaining or regaining of clients health. You will act as a patient advocate and facilitate communication between the patient, family, and other health care professionals which results in holistic care delivery. It is expected that sound judgment is used in carrying out patient care and in the implementation of physician's orders. You may also be required to provide care in Long Term Care, assist in the ER and be on call for the ward.

To be considered for this role you will need to have successfully completed a Nursing degree and have two years recent experience in an acute care setting.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
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. 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.


Current registration with College and Association of Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (CANNN) is mandatory for this position. 

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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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 24897         

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.92 per hour to $56.03 per hour, plus an hourly Northern Allowance of $7.52.