Registered Nurse - Obstetrics

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Location: Yellowknife

Department: STHA Obstetrics Nursing Unit

Job Code: 14170

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority –Stanton  Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Registered Nurse (RN).   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

Located within Stanton and reporting directly to the Clinical Coordinator, Obstetrics Services, the Registered Nurse (RN), Obstetrics Unit is one of 14 RNs providing care to low to high-risk clients of the 13 bed Obstetrical Unit.  The Labour & Delivery Section of the unit consists of an additional four beds.  The Obstetrical Unit averages 600 births per year and on any given day there is an average of 5 clients in the unit.  During any and all shifts there are 3 Registered Nurses on duty.  Between 15:30 and 07:30 one Registered Nurse will be accountable as Team Leader (Responsibility Nurse) for the overall nursing care of all clients within the Unit consisting of 3 Registered Nurses (includes the Team Leader) and any additional health care professionals involved in the treatment of the clients.  Every Registered Nurse may be required to act as the Team Leader depending on staff make up and experience of the staff on duty during a particular shift.

The RNs may work in any one of the following three areas during their shift:

1.    Labour & Delivery (considered a critical care area)

2.    Nursery (preterm and unwell newborn babies)

3.    Antenatal and postnatal combined care.

The Registered Nurse, Obstetrics is a member of the nursing team who provides direct nursing care to clients and acts as client advocate, facilitating communication between the client, 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 client.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree with one year recent experience within an Obstetrical Unit.  The completion of a Perinatal Nursing Certificate is also an asset.


More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.


Current registration/certification with Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories/Nunavut is mandatory for this position. 

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Immunization Status

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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263 to $104,208 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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 # 14170    

Closing Date: Open until filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445