Casual Hospital Nurses

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Closing date: Feb 27, 2018

Location: Across the NWT

Department: HR Allied Health Services

Job Code: 13904

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

About the Job

Job Information

We invite you to experience the natural beauty of the Northwest Territories while working as a Registered Nurse!  Short-term casual contracts ranging from four to eight weeks in length are available in a number of our northern communities.

The Northwest Territories has an integrated health and social services system that provides patient focused care in a local health centre or where necessary in the nearest facility.

There are eight Health and Social Services regions that manage and deliver community and facility-based services for health care for 44,000 citizens throughout the Northwest Territories.

 Hospital nurses practice in one of three facilities located in the Northwest Territories: Inuvik Regional Hospital, Fort Smith Health Centre and Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife.

Within the Northwest Territories nurses must be eligible for registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU).  For more information on Nursing Licensing in the NWT please visit:

To be successful in this position, one would typically possess a degree in nursing and a minimum of 2 years relevant and recent nursing experience. For additional information about required nursing qualifications as well as information about living and working in the Northwest Territories please visit:

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Casual Employment

This job opening is for casual employment opportunities within GNWT departments, boards and agencies

Immunization Status

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

Salary Information

 The salary range for casual nursing positions starts at $38.25 and tops out at $53.44 per hour, depending on the type of nursing.  In addition you will receive a prorated annual Northern Allowance from $3,450 to $32,077 depending on the community of employment.


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


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.

Affirmative Action

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


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.


Job Opening Information

 Job Opening ID: 13904  

Closing Date: Open until filled.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment Unit
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445